Respecting aboriginal rights fiscally smart

By signing permits to allow continued Site C dam construction last week, federal fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc took a step that is seriously at odds with everything the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau government has said and done since October 18.

Pipelines not the pathway to Paris solutions

On Earth Day, Canada signed on to the Paris climate agreement, committing our country to 1.5-2C of global warming. Climate and energy campaigner Larissa Stendie warns that this gesture is nothing more than symbolic.
Exxon Valdez cleanup

Twenty-seven years after Exxon Valdez: Federal government needs to legislate tanker ban

On the 27th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill that devastated the community of Cordova, Alaska and left Prince William Sound with an oily legacy that persists to this day, Sierra Club BC and Living Oceans Society say that a legislated oil tanker ban is the only certain way to protect B.C.’s north coast from a similar fate.
mining truck dust

Environmental Groups Demand B.C. Mining Industry Clean Up Its Act

Thursday, February 4, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VANCOUVER…

AUDIO: Jens Wieting talks about new Mt. Polley permit

Yesterday the B.C. government gave Imperial Metals a permit to…

BC govt hires accounting firm to give fracking a green stamp

By Roy L Hales Common Sense Canadian June 29, 2015 There…

Hydraulic fracturing well regulated in BC, says EY report

EHS Compliance June 30, 2015 Hydraulic fracturing…

B.C.’s remaining old-growth forests non-renewable: Sierra Club report

One year of logging old-growth forests in southwestern British Columbia blows away a year of carbon emissions reductions made through climate-change fighting initiatives like the carbon tax, says a Sierra Club report released today.

A call for climate action

Against the backdrop of record temperatures blistering North America and record ice melt in the Arctic, the B.C. government unflinchingly supports new coal mines, fracking projects and unsustainable logging rates without paying attention to the consequences for the atmosphere.

Province ignoring massive carbon emissions: report

British Columbia is not taking responsibility for vast amounts of its green-house gas emissions, says a paper to be released Thursday by the Sierra Club of B.C.