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City of Williams Lake sending letter against parts of Bill 17

By Tanner Wallace-Scribner
My Cariboo Now
July 23, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada West

Walt Cobb

The City of Williams Lake is speaking out against a bill that “would hurt independent power producers,” according to Mayor Walt Cobb. The City announced that they were in the process of sending a letter to both the provincial government and opposition on Bill 17. If passed, the bill would give BC Hydro great flexibility to import electricity from the United States. “We have Atlantic Power in Williams Lake that produces electricity into the grid,” said Cobb. …“They believe we can buy cheaper electricity from California. To me, that is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of, that we would not become self-sufficient in BC when we have the ability to do that,” he said.” He added that he is also worried about what the American government might deceive to do with tariffs as they have already done with lumber.

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