Richard Nuefeld, BC Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Run-of-river hydroelectric projects and their construction have an enormous ecological footprint on some of our Province's most environmentally sensitive areas, its free-flowing rivers and creeks.

The changes outlined above will ensure that British Columbia´s rivers and creeks are protected for generations to come.

We, the undersigned, request the British Columbia Provincial Government change the current practices affecting BC’s free flowing watercourses (rivers and creeks).

We ask for the following:

A province-wide environmental assessment concerning the cumulative effects of run-of-river hydroelectric projects.

A temporary halt of all run-of-river hydroelectric projects pending the results of the above assessment.

A mandatory environmental assessment for every run-of-river hydroelectric projects within British Columbia.

Reverse Bill 30 rulings pertaining to new energy projects and municipalities right to accept or refuse run-of-river hydroelectric projects operations.

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