Posts by Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Ben Parfitt

About Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Ben Parfitt

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip is an Okanagan Indigenous leader and has been president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs since 1998.

Ben Parfitt is a resource policy analyst with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. He recently submitted a brief to the EAO on unauthorized dams in the BC northeast. View Ben's full profile and read more of his work »

An environmental mess: BC government needs to bring gas industry and regulator under tighter control

Oct 10, 2017
Few environmental messes inherited by the new BC government rival the unregulated free-for-all that has unfolded in the province’s northeast where companies that frack for natural gas have built nearly 60 unlicensed dams. Not only do some of those dams show distressing signs of failing, but the companies that built them—and the government agencies that… View Article