In my series on Hydro power in BC (part 1 here, part 2 here) my focus so far has been outlining the benefits of the current Site C project and the history of hydroelectric dam construction in BC. Today you’ll see me talk to opponents and proponents of the project.
I spoke with two of the most public opponents of the Site C dam. Apart from the personal concerns you’ll hear, you’ll also often hear claims that hydro dams create emissions so I also speak with Dave Conway of BC Hydro directly about that aspect.
When it came to those in favour, it’s important to note that when I began looking into it I noticed many were First Nations contractors. However, all were wary of of giving an interview fearing they may be ostracized from their communities or might jeopardize their business with other locals since the community is quite divided on the project.
Watch this final part of my series to get the full story and you’ll see why after my trip up north and my research into the impacts and benefits of hydropower I can now say without a doubt the Site C project will bring immense benefits to the region.
It will also serve as an example of how with proper planning BC can once again become the energy producing superpower as we once dreamed 50 years ago under then premier WAC Bennett.