Let the decision-makers know that the Peace Valley is worth more without Site C!

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Information below provided by the Peace Valley Environment Association (PVEA), Sierra Club BC and Stop Site C. Please visit http://www.stopsitec.org/ for more information on this major threat to the health of the Peace River and the communities and wildlife that depend on it.

Did you know that allowing the Peace River to continue to flow free is worth $8 billion a year to the B.C. economy?

The Peace Dividend, a new study by the David Suzuki Foundation, states that the benefits provided by farmland and nature in the Peace River watershed are conservatively worth an estimated $7.9 billion to $8.6 billion a year!

As the Federal and B.C. governments weigh the pros and cons of the proposed Site C dam, we must make sure that they have this crucial information front and centre!

Please take a moment to write to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and B.C.’s premier, Christy Clark. Urge them to give serious weight to the study’s findings before making a decision that would destroy the Peace River valley’s incredible ability to generate natural wealth.

According to the study, the economic benefits of keeping the Peace River Valley’s nature and farmland intact are enormous! Preventing disruption of these critical ecosystem services is essential to ensure protection of the valley’s quality farmland, clean water, wildlife habitat and a wide array of recreational opportunities. First Nations’ gravesites and ability to continue to carry out traditional rights would also be severely impacted if Site C is approved.

The Joint Review Panel’s report on Site C echoes the same message. The Panel found that “biological diversity is a global asset of great value to present and future generations” and that a loss of biodiversity would have a “financial cost”.

Please take a moment to be the change you want to see: write to the decision-makers today.

Originally posted on Keep the Peace Blog:

Site C has huge environmental, social and financial costs.
It is NOT in the best interests of British Columbians!

You can help stop B.C.’s next White Elephant – the Site C dam! The federal and provincial governments will make a decision on Site C in the next few weeks. Please ensure that they are aware that a decision to proceed with this dam will be catastrophic!

The Peace Dividend, a new study by the David Suzuki Foundation, states that the benefits provided by farmland and nature in the Peace River watershed are conservatively worth an estimated $7.9 billion to $8.6 billion a year!

Action Request:
Ask the federal and provincial government to thoroughly review and consider the newly released study from David Suzuki Foundation – The Peace Dividend prior to making a decision on Site C Dam.

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