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BC Hydro Site C Litigation Update – Appeals Pending

Posted in Aboriginal, BC Hydro, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
British Columbia

This post provides an update on the latest developments in the litigation proceedings involving BC Hydro’s Site C Clean Energy Project (Site C). Please see our earlier posts on July 21, August 14, and September 2 for additional background on the proceedings.

At the outset, we note that on November 25, 2015, BC Hydro and the BC Government announced the awarding of a $1.5 billion construction contract for Site C to Peace River Hydro Partners (which includes Petrowest Construction, ACCIONA Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Samsung C&T Canada Ltd.). There will be an emphasis on hiring local … Continue Reading

BC Environmental Appeal Board Revokes Horn River Basin Water Licence – Part 2 of 2

Posted in BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
British Columbia

On September 3, 2015, the British Columbia (BC) Environmental Appeal Board (the Board) delivered its decision in Chief Gale and the Fort Nelson First Nation v. Assistant Regional Water Manager & Nexen Inc et al (Decision No. 2012-WAT-013(c)), revoking a water licence issued to Nexen Inc. (Nexen) for the purpose of pumping water from Tsea Lake in BC’s Horn River Basin for storage and use in oilfield injection (the Licence).… Continue Reading

BC Environmental Appeal Board Revokes Horn River Basin Water Licence – Part 1 of 2

Posted in BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
British Columbia

On September 3, 2015, the British Columbia (BC) Environmental Appeal Board (the Board) delivered its decision in Chief Gale and the Fort Nelson First Nation v. Assistant Regional Water Manager & Nexen Inc et al (Decision No. 2012-WAT-013(c)), revoking a water licence issued to Nexen Inc. (Nexen) for the purpose of pumping water from Tsea Lake in BC’s Horn River Basin for storage and use in oilfield injection (the Licence).… Continue Reading