Marjorie Flowers is an Inuit woman and Labrador Land Protector fighting a megadam on Indigenous lands in Canada. She explains the reason for her resistance to mega-hydroelectric dams in Canada:
"this is not a
green project…the hydropower you are bringing down to the
United States is equivalent to blood diamonds in
Hydro-electricity is touted as clean and green renewable energy. But the construction of massive hydro-electric dams destroys rivers, floods forests and forcibly displaces Indigenous and other communities.
Vast amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas 30x more potent than C02, is released. The reservoirs are contaminated with mercury, poisoning the fish, the wildlife and the people.
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Photo: Hydro-Quebec's La Grande II Hydroelectric Dam on Cree territory in northern Quebec. 1993 Photo: Orin Langelle photolangelle.org