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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.
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B.C. Groups Win Prestigious Buckminster Fuller Design Award for Role in Safeguarding Great Bear Rainforest

British Columbia’s Rainforest Solutions Project (a project of Tides Canada) with member groups Greenpeace, Stand.earth and Sierra Club BC has won the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s (BFI) Fuller Challenge Award for their role in crafting and implementing solutions for the recently finalized Great Bear Rainforest Agreements.

Statement: Today's Petronas approval a betrayal of salmon and climate

Sierra Club BC released the following statement from campaigns director Caitlyn Vernon in response to the announcement by the federal government that it has approved the Petronas fracked gas plant: "Today is a terrible day for anyone who cares about salmon and the future of our climate. The math is simple: we can’t keep expanding fossil fuel extraction and expect to pass on a livable world to our children and generations yet unborn."

Great Bear Rainforest Agreement partners receive Sierra Club US’s 2016 EarthCare Award

First Nations governments, the B.C. government and a group of environmental organizations and forestry companies will tomorrow receive the 2016 EarthCare Award from Sierra Club US.

On Eve of Enforcement Trial, Canada's Civil Society Calls for Chevron's Assets To Be Frozen So Ecuador Judgment Can Be Paid

Some of Canada's largest environmental, labor and civil society organizations have now joined the growing international community demanding that Chevron clean up its toxic waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon and cease selling its assets in Canada while a debt collection action proceeds to force the company to comply with its US $10 billion liability to the people of Ecuador.