The Prime Minister’s announcement today of funding for the Northwest Transmission Line (“NTL”) in British Columbia was disingenuous. Contrary to the PM’s statements, the NTL will primarily serve the mining industry and lead to a massive increase in energy consumption in Northern BC.

“This transmission line is about electrifying coal and metal mines mines more than it is about clean, green energy,” says Eric Swanson, Dogwood’s Corporate Campaigner.

“Research shows that there are a variety of much less expensive options for reducing the carbon footprint of diesel-dependent communities in the region,” says Swanson. “Canadians have real cause for concern if money for green energy is being used in such a disingenuous way.”