Canada’s Haida Nation rejects NaiKun offshore wind stake

Recharge News
Haida Nation members in the Canadian province of British Columbia have voted overwhelmingly against entering into a proposed business partnership with a private company seeking to develop the 396MW NaiKun offshore wind project.  Haida Nation President Guujaaw Edenshaw tells Recharge that the 505-181 vote was a fair reflection of prevailing sentiment among his members that the project represents an unacceptable financial risk for them, and could pose problems for birds and the ecosystem in the Hecate Strait.  “They genuinely believed that it would be harmful to marine life,” he says, even though that concern was downplayed if mitigation measures are taken in environmental approvals done by the federal and provincial governments.  Read article

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