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Damming the Peace : the hidden costs of the Site C Dam

Holm, Wendy, (editor.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library 333.91414 Damm (Text) 33294002049708 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-08-20

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  • ISBN: 9781459413160
  • ISBN: 1459413164
  • Physical Description: print
    272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "Since the 1970s, the Site C Dam in northeastern British Columbia's Peace River Valley has been touted by B.C. Hydro and successive governments as necessary to meet the province's increasing energy needs. With its enormous $10 billion price tag, the dam would be the largest public works project in B.C. history. It would be the third dam on the Peace River, and destroy traditional unceded territory belonging to Treaty 8 First Nations. In December of 2017 the B.C. government made the decision to move forward with the Site C Dam. This comes after protests by Indigenous groups and landowners, several lawsuits against the government, and a call from a United Nations panel to review how the dam will affect Indigenous land. Damming the Peace offers an independent review of every important impact of the latest big water megaproject to divide British Columbia by citizen experts, including: Sustainable energy expert Guy Dauncey on future energy demand, and whether there is likely to be a need for the dam's electricity; An interview with Indigenous activist Helen Knott on the dam's assault on traditional lands and culture, in particular Indigenous women; Agrologist Wendy Holm on the farm land impact; prime horticulture land important to food security and nutrition; Family physician Warren Bell on the effect that loss of traditional way of life and connection to the land has had on the health of Indigenous people; Wildlife biologist Brian Churchill with forty years' experience of studying the area's land and wildlife; Former environmental minister Joan Sawicki on government cover-ups and smoking guns; Energy industry watchdog Andrew Nikiforuk on the links between dams, fracking and earthquakes; Award-winning broadcaster Rafe Mair on how party politics corrupts political leadership, and the role of activism and civil disobedience in shaping government decision-making; One of the world's foremost water ecologists David Schindler explains the role dams like Site C will play in Canada's climate change strategy; Investigative journalist Joyce Nelson connects the dots between the Site C dam and continental water-sharing plans."--
Subject: Dams -- Environmental aspects -- British Columbia -- Peace River (B.C. : Regional district)
Dams -- Social aspects -- British Columbia -- Peace River (B.C. : Regional district)
Authors, Canadian  -- Bowen Island (B.C.)
Peace River (B.C. : Regional district) -- Environmental conditions
Peace River (B.C. : Regional district) -- Social conditions

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