PVLA in Supreme Court next week to appeal July 2015 decision

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Peace Valley Landowners Association will be back in court next week to appeal the BC Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss their court challenge of the environmental assessment certificate of the Site C dam.PVLA president Ken Boon, with the rest of the association, argued in the July 2015 case that the government ignored the recommendations of the joint review panel.- Advertisement -He, his wife Arlene, and many other protesters at the Rocky Mountain Fort Site were in court against BC Hydro in February to argue against an injunction application – which the judge ultimately granted to the power utility.Going into this appeal, Boon says they feel as if they have nothing left to lose.While on the coast to fight for an appeal, Boon says he intends to visit the group of hunger strikers outside of BC Hydro’s Vancouver office and thank them for their protests.The $9-billion dam project, which would flood over 5,000 hectares of land in the Peace River Valley, was approved for an environmental assessment certificate in October 2014.Advertisementlast_img

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