Entries by Sierra Club

As B.C. burns, realities of climate change hit home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As B.C. burns, realities of climate change hit home Forests, water, salmon all in crisis  Jul 06, 2015   VICTORIA—As apocalyptic images of fires across the province and an ash haze over the lower mainland dominate the news, climate change is the common denominator of a number of growing crises in British […]

Check out the video from YELP’s Pull Together concert!

Sierra Club BC’s Youth Environmental Leadership Program (YELP) hosted a night of music, community building, and solidarity on Saturday, May 30 in Victoria. The event was a triumph, selling over 120 tickets and raising over $3000 for First Nations in court against Enbridge. A huge thank you to Dustin Trudeau for the amazing video! YELP will […]

Species Specific: Cloudberry

Across B.C., and much of the temperate world, berries are a surefire signal of summer. In the Taiga Plains, where summer is short and relatively cool, ripe cloudberries make it a special time. What, you may ask, is a cloudberry? The cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus) is a relative of the raspberry and salmonberry that grows in low-lying […]

Credibility Crisis: Major Flaws Threaten Credibility of NEB Assessment of Kinder Morgan

The National Energy Board (NEB) has been widely criticized in its review of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion proposal for failures in process, for limiting participation, and for a lack of accountability and fairness. In this report, we detail the deficiencies in the process to date that are giving rise to public criticism and dissatisfaction, and causing some intervenors to withdraw.

B.C.’s Climate Action Plan must be bold

VICTORIA- Sierra Club BC today released an open letter from Executive Director Bob Peart to Premier Christy Clark encouraging her government to be bold in updating B.C.’s Climate Action Plan. “Concrete, meaningful steps to combat climate change could return B.C. to its former position as a global climate leader, a position the Province has relinquished […]

Opposition to Enbridge grows since federal approval

Opposition to Enbridge grows since federal approval  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jun 16, 2015 “One year later, no one has budged and no one will – in fact opposition has only gotten stronger” The Week to End Enbridge unites First Nations, businesses and communities to fight the approval VANCOUVER – Today, on the eve of the […]