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Mount Polley Disaster Stunner: Federal Government Moves To Stop MiningWatch from Presenting Evidence To Court

The federal Crown is moving to stay MiningWatch’s charges against the B.C. government and Mount Polley Mining Corporation (MPMC)—owned by Imperial Metals—over the largest mine waste disaster in Canadian history. If successful, the Crown action would prevent MiningWatch from presenting evidence to the Court about the 2014 spill’s damages to downstream waters and fish habitat.
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Sierra Club BC statement in response to approval of Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal

“Today’s decision is an abject failure to stand up for B.C.’s interests. Despite Premier Clark’s spin on it, the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tankers are a terrible deal for British Columbians. This is not a deal, this is a B.C. sell-out. This is a betrayal of the hardworking people and places of this resource-rich province."
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B.C. made into sacrifice zone for Trudeau’s incoherent climate and energy policy

Sierra Club BC's statement from campaigns director Caitlyn Vernon in response to today’s pipeline announcements by Prime Minister Trudeau.
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Sierra Club BC statement on BC Opposition proposal to ban trophy hunting of grizzly bears

Sierra Club BC supports ending the trophy hunting of grizzly bears. We recognize and respect the ban on trophy hunting of grizzly bears that First Nations in the Great Bear Rainforest have already implemented in their territories.
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Sierra Club BC statement of support & respect for Ktunaxa ʔaknumu¢tiŧiŧ & the Qat’muk Declaration

Six years ago today, Ktunaxa Nation made public their affirmation of their ʔaknumu¢tiŧiŧ with respect to the sacred lands and waters of Qat’muk.
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Only Foolproof Way to Stop Spills is to Stop Tankers: B.C.’s five conditions still not met and never can be

Today’s announcement of improved spill response doesn't make coastal communities any safer from the risks posed by an increase in tankers.
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Kinder Morgan report raises questions that make pipeline approval impossible

The report by the ministerial panel, released today by Natural Resources Canada, highlights the failures of the NEB process and raises a series of crucial questions for cabinet’s consideration.
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Band-Aid panel report can’t salvage flawed Kinder Morgan pipeline review

Sierra Club BC, Environmental Defence and Équiterre sent briefings to all MPs outlining the flaws that plagued the NEB review of Kinder Morgan.
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Solidarity with Heiltsuk Nation

Late last week the Nathan E Stewart ran aground in Heiltsuk First Nation traditional territorial waters releasing huge amounts of diesel oil into the water forcing an emergency closure of the Heiltsuk Nation’s seafood beds.
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MiningWatch Canada Files Charges

MiningWatch Canada filed a private prosecution against the B.C. government and the Mount Polley Mining Corporation for violations of the federal Fisheries Act.