Site C challenge denied by Federal Court of Appeal

A legal challenge filed by two B.C. First Nations regarding the Site C hydroelectric project has been unanimously denied by the Federal Court of Appeal.

According to an article in The Globe and Mail, the challenge from the West Moberly First Nation and the Prophet River First Nation called for a judicial review of federal approval of the project.

The First Nations claimed that the environmental review of the project should have assessed their treaty rights, which the court rejected.

To date, there have been 14 legal challenges filed against the project, 10 of which have already been discontinued or dismissed.

The $8.775-billion Site C project, #5 on our 2017 Top100 Projects report, is scheduled for completion in 2024.

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