Site C will have more significant adverse environmental effects than any project ever examined in the history of Canada’s Environmental Assessment Act
The following is an excerpt from Breaching the Peace: The Cite C Dam and Valley’s Stand against Big Hydro. by Sarah Cox, which has been shortlisted along with four other books for the Writers' Trust of Canada's 2018 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, the best non-fiction political book of the year. The winner will be announced in Ottawa on May 15 at the Politics and the Pen event.
Among other impacts, the Site C dam will destroy habitat for more than 100 species already vulnerable to extinction, including bird, plant, butterfly, bee and mammal species—this at a time when scientists warn we are facing a biodiversity crisis, writes author Sarah Cox. Photograph courtesy of Flickr