The Peace River valley is an irreplaceable natural asset.
There is only one Peace River valley, and its soils, habitat and beauty can never be regained once it has been dammed and flooded. Such a loss should only be incurred if it is demonstrably clear that the larger public good will be served by that loss - if, in plain terms, it is absolutely necessary to do so. And the PVEA submits that BC Hydro has failed to meet that test. By any objective measure, the Site C dam is not needed, and is not the most cost-effective and least environmentally damaging means of meeting BC's future energy needs.