First Story - February 16 - Blue Gold Rush
Published Tuesday, March 18, 2008 6:41PM PDT
Over the last few years the BC Liberal government has been quietly leasing the rights to many of province's rivers and streams to private power developers. Hundreds of rivers in First Nation traditional territories may be diverted for new private power projects. The Union of BC Indian Chiefs is calling for a moratorium on all development on B.C.'s rivers and streams. How do these projects affect First Nations rights, culture, fish habitats and environment?