First Nations Groups File Case Against BC Hydro

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A pair of First Nations groups in the Peace have officially banded together to take on BC Hydro.

The West Moberly and Prophet Rive First Nations are requesting declarations that the approvals the company issued for the Site C project are unconstitutional and should be void.

The groups are also seeking injunctions that would prohibit further approvals by the government regarding the dam’s construction.

The controversial project is not the only one mentioned in the Supreme Court case filing however, as the groups claim all three dams built on the Peace River infringe upon their treaty rights.

These include the W-A-C Bennett Dam, and the Peace Canyon Dam as well.

They claim that these dams are turning the river in to a series of reservoirs, and seriously harming the cultural, and ecological character of the Peace.

The filing, which has been speculated about for over a month, also seeks to include an application for disclosure of unreleased documents.

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