Media Advisory: B.C. Supreme Court to hear Holmes Hydro Project lawsuit on Wednesday

Media Advisory: B.C. Supreme Court to hear Holmes Hydro Project lawsuit on Wednesday

Ecojustice, Watershed Watch Salmon Society and the David Suzuki Foundation will be available for interviews Wednesday, April 3 at 9 a.m. The groups will take questions about the lawsuit challenging the B.C. government over its decision not to complete an environmental assessment of the proposed Holmes Hydro Project, which would be built on tributaries of the Holmes River near McBride, B.C.

The B.C. Supreme Court will hear the case in Vancouver, B.C., from April 3-4. Court proceedings begin Wednesday at 10 a.m.

The proposed Holmes Hydro Project will produce about 76 megawatts from 10 tributaries along a 40-kilometre stretch of the Holmes River, which is an important salmon river and wildlife habitat. But the Environmental Assessment Office divided the project into smaller power plants to avoid an environmental assessment that would evaluate the impacts of the Project throughout the local watershed, and in particular, on the population of salmon that feeds into the Fraser River system.

A full media release will be circulated Wed., April 3 at 7 a.m.

WHEN:

Wed., April 3 at 9 a.m. | Court proceedings begin at 10 a.m.

WHERE:

Courthouse steps | B.C. Supreme Court
Corner of Hornby and Nelson Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia

WHO:

Devon Page, Executive Director | Ecojustice
Aaron Hill, Ecologist | Watershed Watch Salmon Society
Jay Ritchlin, Director General – Western Canada | David Suzuki Foundation

For more details, please contact:

Pierre Hamilton, Communications Associate | Ecojustice
416-368-7533 x 526
phamilton@ecojustice.ca

 

 

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