-13.4 C
Fort St. John
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Tel: 250-787-7100
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Treaty 8 laments demise of BCUC

Advertisement

By Energeticcity.ca staff


Treaty 8 First Nations are livid with the Provincial Government, for its decision to go ahead with the Site ‘C’ Dam project without regulatory oversight.

On Monday, April 19th, Premier Gordon Campbell announced that the province was approving B.C. Hydro’s plan to move into ‘Phase 3’ of the site-C planning process.

- Advertisement -

This Wednesday (April 28th), the Province also introduced its new ‘Clean Energy Act’, which re-united BC hydro with the BC Transmission Corporation. While setting higher goals for energy conservation in BC, the act also effectively gutted the power of the BC Utilities Commission to review new power projects, leaving those decisions up to cabinet.

In a statement from the Council of British Columbia Treaty 8 Chiefs on Friday, Cheif Liz Logan argues the BCUC had been the one venue where First Nations had been involved in consultations before. With Site-C now exempt from BCUC oversight, Logan joins other Treaty 8 Chiefs in wondering if the government will allow for adequate consultation with First Nations partners.

get the latest news in your inbox

Author

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Local Events

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Must Read

Beaverlodge RCMP arrest three in stolen property investigation

BEAVERLODGE, A.B. - On January 8th, 2019 Beaverlodge RCMP received a call of three individuals in a stolen vehicle in the area of Demmitt. RCMP...

Fort St John RCMP recover fender flares