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BC issues investigative licences for waterpower projects

Laura Walz, Powell River Peak, January 30, 2013

Alterra receives 20 for Bute Inlet and five for Toba Inlet

BC’s government has issued over two dozen investigative licences to Alterra Power Corporation for waterpower projects.

Bute Inlet Hydroelectric Project – Environmental Assessment Terminated

News Release, CEAA, June 22 2012

The Minister of the Environment has terminated the environmental assessment of the proposed Bute Inlet Hydroelectric project in south western British Columbia.

Deal aims to resurrect B.C.’s Bute Inlet hydroelectric project

JUSTINE HUNTER, Globe and Mail, Jul. 14, 2011 

Hoping to resurrect an ambitious run-of-the-river project that would rival the capacity of BC Hydro’s proposed Site C dam, Alterra Power will sign a partnership agreement with the Homalco First Nation on Friday, handing the tiny band $1.5-million in exchange for an agreement that would allow the Bute Inlet hydroelectric project to proceed in its traditional territory.

Bute Inlet Review Panel disbanded; New panel to be appointed if EA continues

Public Notice, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, March 18, 2011


The Panel established under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (the Act) to conduct the environmental assessment of the proposed Bute Inlet Hydroelectric Project (the project) in British Columbia has been disbanded.

Bute application delayed until 2011, Participant funding cancelled.

"BHI will be focusing on additional fisheries baseline studies and hydrology in greater depth through the spring and fall of 2010. ... Once this data has been compiled and analyzed, BHI will be in a position to re-evaluate the timeline for submitting our EIS."

Bute Hydro Inc postpones its application indefinitely
Letter to CEAA, 03-Dec-2009

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