Breaching the Peace : the Site C Dam and a valley's stand against big hydro
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Holdable?||Status||Due Date|
|Prince Rupert Library||333.91 Cox (Text)||33294002048429||Adult Non-Fiction||Volume hold||Checked out||2019-08-20|
- ISBN: 9780774890267
- ISBN: 0774890266
xiii, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
- Publisher: Vancouver : On Point Press, 2018.
- Copyright: ©2018.
|General Note:||BC Book Prizes 2019 - Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize|
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||The announcement -- Treaty 8 stewards of the land -- Slapped by lawsuits -- The birth of a Goliath -- Treaty lands and corporate plans -- They call it progress, we call it destruction -- Subdivide and conquer -- The nature of the Peace -- Harnessing political power -- The renewal revolution -- Fight of flight? -- The decision.|
|Summary, etc.:||Breaching the Peace tells the story of the ordinary citizens who stood up to the most expensive megaproject in BC history and the government-sanctioned bullying that propelled it forward. Starting in 2013, journalist Sarah Cox travelled to the Peace River Valley to talk to locals about the Site C dam and BC Hydro's claim that the clean energy project was urgently needed. She discovered farmers, First Nations, and scientists caught up in a modern-day David and Goliath battle to save the valley, their farms, and traditional lands from wholesale destruction. Told in frank and moving prose, their stories stand as a much-needed cautionary tale at a time when concerns about global warming have helped justify a renaissance of environmentally irresponsible hydro megaprojects around the world.|
BC Book Prizes 2019 - Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize