Wed 4 Feb 2009
Three open houses were held recently by the Environmental Assessment Office to inform the public about the proposed mass scale Bute Inlet Hydro Project located on the BC South Coast. Despite the fact that a vast majority of the affected public lives outside the reach of the meeting locations, and that requests were made by conservation groups and the public to hold additional open houses in Vancouver and Victoria, no such opportunity was provided by the government.
The conservation groups took the initiative to hold their own open houses in Vancouver on February 10th and Victoria on February 11th.
The following open houses are co-hosted by Watershed Watch Salmon Society, the Western Canada Wilderness Committee, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Save Our Rivers Society and the BC Creek Protection Society.
Vancouver Open House:
February 10, 2009, UBC Robson Square Campus, Vancouver; Room C300, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. with speakers starting at 7:30.
Victoria Open House:
February 11, 2009, University of Victoria, Victoria; Elliot Building Room 168, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
The Vancouver meeting, which will precede a similar open house in Victoria on February 11, will include technical explanations of the project, high-profile guest speakers, and the opportunity to pose questions to an expert panel.
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