Council of Canadians supporter Marilyn Belak (right) and Ken and Arlene Boon of the Peace Valley Landowner Association at a camp at Rocky Mountain Fort on the Peace River opposing the Site C dam, January 25, 2016.
The British Columbia government is expected to make its decision on the Site C dam sometime next week (December 4-8). Premier Horgan is meeting with experts on Thursday (November 30) and that a decision on Site C could come any day after that.
The Council of Canadians joins with the West Moberly First Nation, the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, the Peace Valley Landowner Association, the Sierra Club of BC, the Wilderness Committee, BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver, and numerous others in calling on Premier John Horgan’s cabinet to cancel the Site C dam.
Here are five things you can do:
1- Retweet this tweet to Premier John Horgan and Energy Minister Michelle Mungall that calls on them to #StopSiteC & #KeepThePeace!
2- Support the urgent action campaigns of our allies – the Sierra Club is encouraging emails to the government here, the Wilderness Committee can help you make a call to elected representatives by clicking here, and there is also this Peace Valley Environment Association’s ‘Real Site C Hearings’ action alert.
3- If you live in British Columbia, contact your Member of the Legislative Assembly, their email and telephone contact information is listed here.
4- Participate in local letter writing events like this one.
5- If you are in the Vancouver area, attend the Fight Site C Dam Protest on Saturday December 2 at 6 pm PT at the Museum of Vancouver.
For argumentation against Site C, please see:
1- The mysterious push to make Site C happen (Victoria Times Colonist op-ed by Wendy Holm)
2- Site C video (by the Peace Valley Landowners Association)
3- Council of Canadians calls on the B.C. Utilities Commission to reject the Site C dam (the 10 reasons the Council of Canadians opposes the dam)
The Council of Canadians has opposed the construction of the Site C dam since October 2014. With your participation, we can win this campaign!