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Cancellation of Private Power Project in Kootenays a Victory for Citizens, Bull Trout

Written by Rafe Mair Friday, 07 December 2012

There is good news in the environment field and, for some reason the Fraser Institute-driven Vancouver Sun won’t talk about it – nor will the Province. The reason they won’t?

Because it is a triumph of the people over monetary and Establishment interests.

Private power producer AXOR, under subsidiary Purcell Green Power, planned to dam and divert Glacier and Howser Creeks in the Purcell Wilderness in the Kootenays, along with two other nearby rivers. Well, to the surprise of many, the Environmental Assessment Office has terminated the Environmental Assessment of the project, noting the company has failed to address concerns about fish and other questions raised by the public.

Read the entire article here.