Rate Freezes, Lawsuits and Letter Writing

The latest: a rate freeze won't help BC Hydro; the public statement by the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations about their meeting with BC Ministers last week; BC Green leader's letter on the BCUC report; letter-writing party success during a critical time in the fight against Site C. 


BC Premier John Horgan Borrows a Trick from Liberal's to Mask State of BC Hydro's Balance Sheet

The cabinet is still puzzling over what impact Site C will have on Hydro rates. Cancel or build, the pressure on rates will rise, and a rate freeze next year isn't going to do anything to help restore BC Hydro's finances.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/on-hydro-horgan-borrows-a-trick-from-the-liberal-repertoire/article37027362/


West Moberly and Prophet River Warn Ministers of Billion-Dollar Lawsuit

https://www.sagelegal.ca/news-blog-1/2017/11/20/west-moberly-and-prophet-river-warn-ministers-of-billion-dollar-lawsuit

The First Nations said the Final Report issued by the BC Utilities Commission on November 1 strengthens their infringement claim considerably and makes cancellation the only viable option.


BC Green Leader Pleased on BCUC's Site C Report

http://www.quesnelobserver.com/opinion/weaver-pleased-on-bcucs-site-c-report/

"I hope the B.C. NDP will seize the incredible opportunity before us to develop a 21st Century vision for the future of energy in this province."


Crucial Time for Fight Against Project

https://energeticcity.ca/2017/11/pvea-hosts-letting-writing-event-site-c-weekend/

The Peace Valley Environment Association managed to mail off 62 hand-written letters to the Premier and members of his cabinet, asking them to scrap the controversial program. The next few weeks are crucial for the organization’s fight to have Site C terminated by the government, which is due to render a final decision on the dam’s fate before the end of the year.