The size and sheer number of these projects are threatening to impact a large area of what once was inaccessable wilderness.
Size of Plutonic proposal raises alarms
Bute Inlet project 100 times larger than typical private venture
From an article in the Vancouver Sun
published: Saturday, December 06, 2008
by Larry Pynn:
"Plutonic Power Corporation is scaling new heights for independent power projects - and the environmental concerns that accompany them -with a proposal to BC Hydro for a 1,027-megawatt hydro power project at the head of Bute Inlet on B.C.'s central coast.
The proposal is 100 times larger than the current average run-of-river hydro project and involves a record 17 stream diversions, 445 kilometres of transmission lines, 314 km of roads, 142 bridges, 16 power houses, and a substation."
Read the full article here:http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=81b300fe-740a-4055-bf5d-81eed62db682