Today’s decision is disappointing. The courts have let the province off the hook when it comes to respect for Indigenous rights. Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and oil tanker project still faces significant risks.
Sierra Club BC released this statement from conservation and climate campaigner Mark Worthing in response to the federal government’s announcement that it will indemnify Kinder Morgan against risks involved in building the Trans Mountain Pipeline
Leadnow, Sierra Club BC, SumOfUs.org and the Wilderness Committee will begin running radio ads Friday urging British Columbians to call their MPs to express their opposition to using public funds to bail out the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker project.
Sierra Club BC is calling on the BC government to direct government-owned BC Timber Sales (BCTS) to hold off plans for old-growth logging and roadbuilding in the Schmidt Creek watershed because of very high conservation values, including proximity to unique rubbing beaches used by Orca whales.
In response to today's announcement by the BC government on its plan for encouraging the development of BC's LNG industry, Sierra Club BC’s senior forest and climate campaigner Jens Wieting warns that any new LNG development would spell disaster for the climate.
On the anniversary of Environment Minister Catherine McKenna characterizing an international report that concluded governments have failed to protect Wood Buffalo National Park as a “call to action," a coalition of Indigenous and environmental groups is still waiting for that action.