Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer, Promoting environmental awareness and action in the North Okanagan. […]. You can learn more about the environmental assessment process, here. We're changing B.C. Enter your email address if you would like a reply: The information on this form is collected under the authority of Sections 26(c) and 27(1)(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to help us assess and respond to your enquiry. During that same time, the economics of building large hydro dams have literally tanked while the socio/environmental impacts have become increasingly unacceptable. It did not stop there.

To do so, please fill out our application form. and for all alumni, parents, and friends of Boston College who have an interest BC Environmental Network calls for immediate stop work Peace River diversion plan.

Evidently, these did not work. Comments will be sent to 'servicebc@gov.bc.ca'. Remember that true bedrock was never found under Site C, but rather it is being built on shale, which is just old mud. BC Environmental Network. has declared a state of emergency. The environmental assessment process ensures that any potential environmental, economic, social, cultural and health effects that may occur during the lifetime of a major project are thoroughly assessed. While not specifically stated in the BCH reports, we understand from sources that seventy vertical feet of ‘roller compacted’ concrete under the powerhouse is sinking in the mud.

in related issues. Just short of 50 people came to the Vernon office of local MLA Eric Foster for the march, starting at 4:00pm, for speeches by Eli Pivnick and Huguette Allen, then for singing and marching along 30th Ave and back along 32nd Ave. This blog is for members of the BC Energy and Environment Alumni Network (BCEEAN) and for all alumni, parents, and friends of Boston College who have an interest in related issues. On February 6th, at 6:30 PM, the Sierra Club - DC Chapter, DC Environmental Network, and others, are sponsoring an educational forum to ask District Ward 2 DC Council candidates their thoughts on the important sustainability issues of our time, including the climate crisis, making DC a zero-waste city, and issues surrounding our rivers, trees, and wildlife. The Environmental Assessment Office and COVID-19. If you are already registered on KnowBC, login now to get access to the full article. Read about the services we provide on our Services page. It's time for change. B.C. Learn more about the Alberta Environmental Network. You will be alerted about environmental problems at your site before the final report is presented. This blog is for members of the BC Energy and Environment Alumni Network (BCEEAN) has declared a state of emergency. Environmental News Network - Top Stories Which means…. No government has a mandate to build this “new” Site C without an independent geotechnical and engineering review.Let’s stop work now and get a measure of what to expect.The Site C Dam may very well be unbuildable, and if we continue to throw good money after bad because of sunk costs, an already bad situation will likely get much worse. BC Environmental Network calls for immediate stop work Peace River diversion plan. Answering these three simple questions - on construction feasibility, safety and cost - may be the death knell for the project, but better to know now where the project is headed than later.The dam design already has had major costly modifications intended to address known geotechnical challenges. This is true for all three large hydro dams currently under construction in Canada.In the case of Site C, the 26,000 page 2014 Environmental Impact Statement clearly described the anticipated harmful impacts. When a major project is proposed in British Columbia, it must undergo an environmental assessment. 's environmental assessment process to ensure the legal right of First Nations are respected, and the public's expectation of a strong transparent process is met. Using videos, collages, paintings, sculptures, interactive installations, and photographs, the exhibition explores threat of […], The world is witnessing a surge in youth climate action, and Boston College is no different. Learn about COVID-19 health issues. Articles of note in this edition include: “New AVP of Facilities Services Bob Avalle Rises Through the Ranks of Sustainability” “BC Students Remotely Celebrate Earth Day Online Amid COVID-19 Restrictions” […], From January 27 through May 3, Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art will play host to an exhibition on climate change. We have completed over 600 Phase I Environmental Site Assessments across northern Nevada. They often have a lot of loose ends. Mark your calendars! However, even with a record setting number of “significant harms that cannot be mitigated” as identified by the Joint Review Panel, the Harper Conservatives and Christy Clark Liberals pushed this project through, with follow-up help from the Trudeau Liberals.

As awareness of the climate crisis grows, so too does scrutiny of American lifestyles. You'll find it on our project specific website. The latest edition of The Environmental Eagle is now available here. As bad news continues to emerge from Site C, this cluster of past political decisions is coming home to roost.Now BC Hydro and the BC Government have reluctantly reported yet more worsening of the financial and geotechnical problems with Site C. Specifically, they speak of serious foundation problems under what is basically the entire dam structure. Our vision is for London to be known … Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives showcases works from leading contemporary artists inspired by their ties to the Indian Ocean. Be notified whenever anyone submits a new post to the BCEEAN blog. BC ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK (est 1981) is one of the oldest and largest of 11 regional and affiliate networks under the umbrella of the Canadian Environmental Network.

[…], Dr. Jim Hansen will speak in a new lecture series coming to you this fall from the Environmental Studies Program and other partners called Answering the Call: A Climate Justice Lecture Series. BCEN provides communications services, facilitates activities and links more than 250 provincial member groups with some 1,500 member groups in the CEN. Click here for details. The environmental assessment process ensures that any potential environmental, economic, social, cultural and health effects that may occur during the lifetime of a major project are thoroughly assessed. At BC Environmental, we know that commercial loans are complicated.

Despite the need for billions more dollars at the time and the findings of the 2017 BCUC Review saying that alternatives to Site C would be the same or lower cost, the new Horgan NDP Government made the fateful decision to proceed. As government continues to coordinate the provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) is continuing its work while remaining committed to protecting the health and safety of both our staff and those with whom we work. Welcome to the BCEEAN Blog. You may already have access to KnowBC through your school, university or library. The Site C project has now progressed beyond politics, and political decision-making is not required right now.At the very least, work needs to stop to determine if Site C is in fact buildable, whether it will be safe, and what it will now cost. Dr. Hansen, formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where he […], Children are getting sick from being exposed to tens of thousands of new chemicals – manufactured materials that never before existed in the earth’s environment. Alumni are also welcome to join BCEEAN.