Campaign Recent Developments: BC's Rivers At Risk

31 weeks 5 days ago
WILLIAMS LAKE - MiningWatch Canada today filed a private prosecution against the B.C. government and the Mount Polley Mining Corporation for violations of the federal Fisheries Act in connection with the largest mine waste disaster in Canadian history.
1 year 27 weeks ago
  Exposing the industrial impacts on BC's wild rivers
2 years 40 weeks ago
A new partnership between an independent power producer and the B.C. government promises to pour more money into the recovery of the spotted owl, the province's most endangered bird -- while chipping away a little bit more of its habitat.
3 years 3 weeks ago
Power producer Innergex has reached an agreement with BC Hydro to scrap a North Creek hydroelectric project, while increasing the installed capacity at the Upper Lillooet River and Boulder Creek sites.
3 years 4 weeks ago
If you're wondering about the latest developments regarding BC's rivers and private power producers, we've got a great read for you. We’re launching our new educational report, Power Trip: The Truth Comes Out About Private Power.
3 years 7 weeks ago
The B.C. government took a step toward bringing its century-old water laws into the modern age, introducing the Water Sustainability Act into the legislature Tuesday.
3 years 7 weeks ago
A new law to protect and manage fresh water in B.C., four years in the making, still leaves the thorny question of pricing for a future date.
3 years 15 weeks ago
February 7, 2014 There’s good news coming from south of the border this month – news that could save hundreds of BC’s wild rivers from being dammed and diverted for private power! On January 15th, 2014, the California Energy Commission adopted a final report that excludes private run-of-river hydro projects in BC from the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). Basically, the report confirms what we have known all along: that BC river diversion projects don’t meet California’s environmental standards when it comes to producing electricity, because of British Columbia’s lax environmental laws and the significant impacts the projects have on our rivers, streams and fish.
3 years 16 weeks ago
The majority of run-of-the-river power projects in B.C.’s South Coast region are not being operated in a satisfactory environmental manner, according to Freedom of Information documents provided to The Province.