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Petitioning Minister Of Environment Terry Lake and 1 other

Save Keyhole Falls from being turned into an Independent Power Project.


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Supporters

Innergex’s project will turn Pemberton’s stunning backcountry into an industrialized zone complete with roads, dams, pipelines, temporary construction camps, and an ugly 72 km long clearcut for the transmission line.
The cumulative effects of logging, pumice mining and the hydroelectric facilities in the area will further fragment the habitat of wildlife (grizzlies and ungulates), who roam over large areas, as well as negatively impact the habitat of blue and red-listed species, including bull and cutthroat trout, the spotted owl, wolverines, and peregrine falcons.
Innergex's project will destroy the unique and beautiful Keyhole Falls.

Letter to
Minister Of Environment Terry Lake
Minister Energy, Mines, and Natural Gas Rich Coleman
 Innergex’s river diversion projects have a history of non-compliance with flow management regulations, resulting in fish kill and damaged fish habitat, as noted by both federal and provincial bureaucrats. These environmentally devastating incidents are therefore likely to occur in the Upper Lillooet River.
Innergex’s project will turn Pemberton’s stunning backcountry into an industrialized zone complete with roads, dams, pipelines, temporary construction camps, and an ugly 72 km long clearcut for the transmission line.
  Innergex’s project will destroy the beautiful Keyhole Falls. BCers want to enjoy this amazing piece of nature, and not the provision of “esthetical flows perhaps on weekends,” as suggested by Richard Blanchet, Innergex's western region vice-president.
 The cumulative effects of logging, pumice mining and the hydroelectric facilities in the area will further fragment the habitat of wildlife (grizzlies and ungulates), who roam over large areas, as well as negatively impact the habitat of blue and red-listed species, including bull and cutthroat trout, the spotted owl, wolverines, and peregrine falcons.
 Innergex’s project could negatively impact lower-gradient salmon spawning and rearing habitat.
Given that the cumulative effects of the existing and proposed river diversion projects in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District are not well understood and that, contrary to what Innergex maintains, many development impacts cannot be mitigated, the Upper Lillooet River should not be developed.