I live & fish on the Columbia River near the Arrow Lakes in British Columbia. In Region of British Columbia there are about seven Hydro Dams on both the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers. Even though I personally disagree with the Hydro Dams government being Canadian or American push these mega-projects through their governing bodies.
I might add, due to living in the Region called the " best Dam City " on has to remember 85% of all the Hydro Power generated in Southern Region of British Columbia goes to the American Consumer. As the American consumer is a gluten for Hydro Electric Power. So, it's little surprise the American Government are trying to build new Hydro Electric Power Dams.
So, agree or disagree we are doing this to ourselves .. on both sides of the international border....