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Breaching the peace : the Site C Dam and a valley's stand against big hydro

Sarah Cox (Author)
"Breaching the Peace tells the story of the ordinary citizens who stood up to the most expensive megaproject in BC history and the government-sanctioned bullying that propelled it forward. Starting in 2013, journalist Sarah Cox travelled to the Peace River Valley to talk to locals about the Site C dam and BC Hydro's claim that the clean energy project was urgently needed. She discovered farmers, First Nations, and scientists caught up in a modern-day David and Goliath battle to save the valley, their farms, and traditional lands from wholesale destruction. Told in frank and moving prose, their stories stand as a much-needed cautionary tale at a time when concerns about global warming have helped justify a renaissance of environmentally irresponsible hydro megaprojects around the world."--Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2018
On Point Press, Vancouver, BC, 2018
xiii, 295 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 23 cm
9780774890267, 9780774890274, 9780774890281, 9780774890250, 9780774890298, 0774890266, 0774890274, 0774890282, 0774890258, 0774890290
Foreword / Alex Neve, Secretary-General of Amnesty International CanadaPrologue1 The Announcement2 Treaty 8 Stewards of the Land3 Slapped by Lawsuits4 The Birth of a Goliath5 Treaty Lands and Corporate Plans6 They Call It Progress, We Call It Destruction7 Subdivide and Conquer8 The Nature of the Peace9 Harnessing Political Power10 The Renewal Revolution11 Fight or Flight?12 The DecisionNotes; Selected Bibliography; Index access title online (U of L users only)