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The Cree negotiated successfully for such a fund after Hydro-Quebec made 32 Overview it clear it would not agree to pay an ongoing royalty on each kilowatt of hydroelectric power. The Cree have used the fund to underwrite the Air Creebec plane service, Cree construction companies (especially for building new housing), and other small business and community projects. Contrary to what was hoped, the fund's expenditures have exceeded earnings, bringing some reduction in the capital balance. Are These Dams Necessary ?
The struggle to block construction of the Grande Baleine was grounded less in a specific impact analysis of this particular river system and more in a generalized reassessment of the entire James Bay project. Overall, the political protest movement has had greater visibility and strength in the United States than in Quebec (or the rest of Canada). Opposition groups were formed, bills constraining power imports were introduced in state legislatures, rallies and demonstrations were held, condemnatory full-page advertisements appeared in the New York Times and other major papers, and Dartmouth and Tufts universities 25 Establishing a Frame of Reference responded to campus protests by divesting themselves of their HydroQuebec bonds.
Social and Environmental Impacts of the James Bay Hydroelectric Project by James F. Hornig