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Please WRITE NOW and send a message to BC's Minister of the Environment, Terry Lake, and to the Minister of Energy and Mines Rich Coleman, urging them to say "NO!" to the Upper Lillooet Hydro Project.

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Pat B. (357)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 5:40 am
TY, Cher. Done.

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 6:32 am
Done, thank you.

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 8:43 am
Write Wild - Help Stop the Upper Lillooet Hydro Project! Thanks for taking action!
thanks Cher

Donna Hamilton (159)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 9:50 am
Noted and sent. Thanks, Cher.

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Saturday December 8, 2012, 11:21 am

Rock H. (254)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 11:52 am
Letter sent and this news posting noted. Thanks Cher!

Nyack Clancy (525)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 11:59 am
Noted and signed- thank you

Michela m. (4028)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 2:01 pm

Thomas P. (452)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 7:45 pm
Noted, comments sent...thanks Cher

Tanya W. (65)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 2:15 am
Noted and signed!

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:35 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher.

Karen R. (87)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:52 am
sent letter

Christeen Anderson (643)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 6:44 am

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 10:21 am
Letter sent and noted thanks

Lisa Neste (764)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 12:12 pm

Thanks for taking action!

Julie E. (410)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 3:25 pm
Noted and signed.

Christine Stewart (133)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 4:22 pm

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 4:34 pm
Noted, signed, twittered, fb and google shared. Letter below sent.

Honorable Terry Lake, Minister of Environment
Honorable Rich Coleman, Minister of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas

RE: Please say "No" to the Upper Lillooet Hydro Project!

Dear Sirs;

I am writing to you today to respectfully request that you stop the Upper Lillooet Hydro Project.
This project is detrimental on many different levels.

The project will require three transmission lines totaling 72 km, which will leave a clear-cut scar up the whole length of the Lillooet Valley for the transmission corridor. This is particularly worrisome because this transmission line could be used to develop other tributaries of the Lillooet for private power projects.

The diversion reach (the area of the river that will be dewatered) comes very near to the boundaries of Upper Lillooet Provincial Park.

The water diversion from this project would significantly impact the area’s iconic Keyhole Falls and nearby hot springs, both of which are incredible natural attractions.

The river provides an important habitat for coho and Chinook salmon as well as cutthroat and bull trout. This is a key point of concern, as the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans has observed considerable non-compliance when it comes to power projects managing flows for fish.

Innergex-owned projects have had previous problems with compliance regarding flow management.

More than a half dozen Species at Risk — including spotted owl, peregrine falcon and cutthroat trout — will be affected by this project, as will important habitat for other species, including grizzlies, wolverines and mountain goats.

As you can see, there are numerous risks and concerns inherent with this project. It begs the question, are all of these risks truly worth the cost? It seems to me that the loss of so many precious and endangered species as well as the effects upon habitat are not.

Humanity seems to have lost focus on what is truly important and on the very things that make this world so diverse and unique. Step by step each layer of our incredible world is being peeled away for the sake of profit and greed. Animals and habitat consistently become the casualties in order for our already overburdened planet to expand even more.

There has to come a time when mankind finally stops and looks around and realizes that we are teetering on the brink for which there is no turning back.

And that time is now, Gentlemen.

Thank you for your time and consideration regarding this matter.

Very sincerely yours,

Ms. Tamara Hayes

Harshiita Sharma (137)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 8:20 pm

Frans Badenhorst (580)
Monday December 10, 2012, 12:45 am
noted & signed (Thanks for taking action!)...if we interfere with the natural flow of any river, it will turn on us and BITE us for sure....

Past Member (0)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:52 am

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 5:49 am
signed and noted
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