Rivers at Risk: Saving Bute Inlet from General Electric

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Rivers at Risk: Saving Bute Inlet from General Electric
by Western Canada Wilderness Committee
Rivers are the life blood of our province. They provide drinking water for our communities, spawning habitat for wild salmon and other critters, and turf for adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts.

BC's wild rivers are at risk from a gold rush of power producers. Over 600 waterways in BC have been staked by corporations looking to make big money on our wild rivers.

Run of the river projects have made the news as a point of contention in the environment. On March 30th, join four environmental organization to explore what is happening to BC's rivers and how clean energy can be done right.

Rivers at Risk: Saving Bute Inlet from General Electric will explore the proposed hydro megaproject on majestic Bute Inlet. Plutonic Power, in partnership with US corporate giant General Electric, is proposing to construct an enormous 1027 megawatt private power project.
 
The proposed project would involve building 17 separate dams and river diversions, over 440 km of power lines, over 250 km of roads and over 100 bridges.

This forum will feature Professor Michael M'Gonigle, George Heyman of Sierra Club, Joe Foy and Gwen Barley of the Wilderness Committee, Aaron  Hill of Watershed Watch Salmon Society, and a spectacular slideshow from Friends of Bute Inlet.

The event is taking place at the University of Victoria Social Science and Math Building, Room A120 from 7:00-9:00 pm.

Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email, inviting your friends to attend the Facebook event, or helping put up posters.

Thanks!


Tria Donaldson | Vancouver Island Outreach Coordinator
Wilderness Committee  

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