Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Kokish Hydro Project Gets Approval

Transport Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans issued an approval decision last week on the proposed Run of River Hydropower Development on the Kokish River. The agencies approved the project saying that it is "not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects." This despite the fact that the proposed hydroproject would require major flow diversions from 9 of 10 river kilometers on the Kokish, dramatically reducing instream flows. This is the latest in a troubling series of events related to Run of River hydropower developments in British Columbia. Provincial regulators had promised that projects would not be built in anadromous fish bearing streams, however that provision has been repeatedly violated.

More information from Save the Kokish River
http://savethekokish.ca/

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