Site C Dam – Power vs Food

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Site C Dam is currently in Stage 3 (out of 5) of the Environmental and Regulatory Review conducted by a joint Federal and Provincial Review. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office provides industry, Aboriginal groups, farmers and all levels of government and interested parties the opportunity to have a say in the process. It is estimated that the Site C footprint would remove 11,000 acres of agricultural land out of production. The 87 km long reservoir would also include 7000 acres of class 1 and 2 soil, which is part of the best growing soil in BC. The decision is based on the need for power vs the region of growing food. The region is some of the best growing area outside of the Fraser Valley. With most of the Fraser Valley being slowly removed from the ALR due to housing and commercialization, the questions continue on the need for power over food.

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