Then the whole thing fell apart. About a year after the project was announced, the B.C. government said it would build the $9-billion Site C dam instead. B.C. Hydro wasn't interested in the project's wind power.
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How well assessments actually protect wildlife remains a point of contention for conservation groups. “It’s a process that’s run by very good people, but it’s a weak process,” said Kevin Hanna, an associate professor of geography at the University of B.C. Okanagan. B.C. has raised the threshold for which projects are required to undertake a full environmental assessment several years ago, which was “a political decision”.
The district is working to secure meetings with the power authority, in hopes of convincing them to sign agreements with producers that have projects proposed in the Tumbler Ridge area. Lack of demand is the only thing keeping wind turbines from going up on two projects, he said, adding that additional projects are at earlier stages.