There is an application processing to build tidal turbines in Blackney Pass at the entrance to Johnstone Strait in Canada. This is critical habitat for the Northern resident orca community of British Columbia. Paul Spong of OrcaLab is urgently asking for people to post their concerns about the project on the application before the November 14th deadline:
"This site is one of the most important components of designated Critical Habitat for the threatened Northern Resident orca community. It is also of huge importance to recovering humpback whales. The proposal is for an investigative Licence of Occupation, meaning that it will be years before anything happens, but if it is granted, a clear path to development will be opened. It's a huge threat, and we're urgently trying to mobilise opposition in the form of letters or comments to the responsible government agencies."
To find out more about the proposal and why the site is critical for the Northern residents, read Jackie Hildering's blog at The Marine Detective, where you will also find a sample text that you may use to comment on the application:http://themarinedetective.com/2012/11/10/tidal-turbines-in-whale-epicentre-hell-no/
To comment on the application, please visithttp://arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/viewpost.jsp?PostID=34327 and scroll to the bottom of the page.