By Dwight Ford
Another Lower Mainland NDP-MLA has weighed in with his views on the Peace River Site-C dam project, putting it under the going-green microscope.
Michael Sather is the MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission and he claims most of the new power that would be generated by Site C would be destined for the Fort Nelson area, where it would be used to develop natural gas in shale deposits.
The Maple Ridge News says Mr Sather, the NDP’s deputy environment critic, also contends the natural gas would then be pumped to the Alberta tar sands, where it would be used to separate the oil from the sands.
Mr. Sather made the accusations this week using statements by former provincial energy minister, and Peace River North MLA Richard Neufeld during his February appearance before Fort St. John City Council.
However, Liberal MLA Marc Dalton has again reminded the opposition critic there’s been no final decision on Site C and he also reminded him, any use of electricity to develop natural gas means it would be going to the oil and gas industry, which pays for social services in the Lower Mainland.