The Industrialization of B.C.'s Wilderness Puts Politics Before Posterity
Description: Liu Institute Faculty Associate Wade Davis comments on the newly constructed Northwest Transmission Line in northern B.C.
Date: 03 September 2015
Author: Judith Lavoie
Source: Huffington Post
Best-selling author and Liu Institute
Faculty Associate Wade Davis calls out the B.C. government for giving the Northwest
Transmission Line a green light with lack of oversight and for encouraging mining
in northern B.C.ís wilderness. According to Davis, the B.C.
government squandered taxpayersí money by building the $716-million
transmission line as it went ahead with the project despite the concerns that
it might lead to another disaster that may kill the multi-billion salmon
fishing and tourism industry in the area.
"Itís the story of
politicians more concerned about the next election than the next
generation," he said.
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