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Canada's US$7b dam tests the limits of state power

Project has prompted mounting opposition and legal challenges; opponents also say the emergence of cheaper energy alternatives makes it an enormous boondoggle

The battle over Site C underscores the struggle between a public demanding greater rights and a government trying to push through large projects while avoiding scrutiny, at least in the eyes of critics.

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RUGGED, remote and prized for its rare microclimate, the Peace River Valley in north-eastern British Columbia is an agricultural oasis in northern Canada. Alfalfa, watermelon and barley fields sprawl across a landscape flecked by caribou tracks and seasonal trappers' huts, which...

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