DeSmog Donor Appeal Supports Site C Opposition
British Columbia-based DeSmog Canada is out with a “rare request”, a donor appeal to support a special photojournalism feature on the province’s controversial Site C large hydro project.
“Construction beginning this fall was authorized under permits issued by the Trudeau government—permits DeSmog Canada was the first to report on and were issued despite ongoing court challenges by Treaty 8 First Nations,” writes Executive Director Emma Gilchrist. With the launch of a new court challenge against the permits, “the fight for the Peace Valley is far from over—especially if we can get images of this incredible place in front of tens of thousands of Canadians.”
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To support that effort, “we took a leap of faith and agreed to send a National Geographic-calibre photographer into the field,” she explains, knowing that “this could be the last opportunity to photograph the Peace River Valley in northeastern B.C. before it’s destroyed by construction.”
DeSmog is looking to raise $2,500 by next week to help cover costs for the project.