The Canadian Press

2014-10-14 | BC-Site-C-Dam

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The BC government approved an environmental assessment certificate for the massive eight-billion dollar Site C hydroelectric dam on the Peace River. A joint panel review report concluded that replacing a portion of the Peace River with an 83-kilometre long reservoir would cause significant adverse effects -- but the dam would provide a large amount of inexpensive power, low in greenhouse gas emissions. BC Environment Minister Mary Polak said the potential benefits of the proposed dam outweighed the impacts of the project. (The environmental assessment certificate paved the way for a BC cabinet final investment decision on the project.)

Date: 2014-10-14
Placeline: Victoria, BC, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 12 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we have decided that site see is in the public interest and that the benefits provided by the project outweigh the risk of significant adverse environmental social and heritage affects >>

Clip ID: 20141014CPCN001