The Site C Dam is environmentally, economically and socially reckless. Add your name to demand Christy Clark halt construction on Site C so we can vote on it at the ballot box in next year's election.
Tell Christy Clark to stop Site C
To the Honourable the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, in Legislature Assembled:
The petition of the undersigned, residents of the Province of British Columbia, states that:
Whereas the cost of the construction of the Site C Dam has swollen beyond its original estimate of $6.6 billion in 2007 to $9 billion in 2014;
and Whereas $7.2 billion of its estimated $9 billion cost will be passed on to BC taxpayers, according to a 2016 evaluation by Harry Swain, former chair of the Joint Review Panel and former BC deputy minister of Industry;
and Whereas the Site C Dam is being built to fuel a LNG industry that is economically unviable and ruinous to reducing BC’s greenhouse gas emissions and fighting climate change, despite LNG industries fueling their own operations in other markets;
and Whereas the Site C Dam will flood 5,340 hectares of agricultural land, previously protected by the Agricultural Land Reserve, further reducing our province’s food security;
and Whereas the Site C Dam will flood traditional territories of the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations, undermining unresolved treaty rights and reconciliation between First Nations and the BC government;
and Whereas the BC Treaty 8 First Nations have filed legal challenges with the Supreme Court of Canada, and the Peace Valley Landowners’ Association, BC Treaty 8 First Nations, Alberta Treaty 8 First Nations and the Blueberry First Nation have filed legal challenges with the federal court of Canada;
and Whereas a group of over 200 leading Canadian scholars and the Royal Society of Canada have condemned the project approval process;
Your petitioners respectfully request that the Honourable House halt all construction of the Site C Dam until the voters of British Columbia can determine its future through the election of a new government, currently scheduled for May 9, 2017;
Dated the 27th day of July, 2016.