As Premier Horgan prepares to depart for Asia to woo members of the consortium behind the LNG Canada proposal, Sierra Club BC is warning that BC can’t build new LNG plants and meet emissions targets.
The provincial government quietly updated its greenhouse gas inventory on the eve of the December holiday season, showing that emissions were higher in 2015 than in 2010 and have risen in four of the last five years.
Sierra Club BC applauds today’s announcement by the B.C. government of the immediate end of the grizzly bear hunt in British Columbia.
A new Sierra Club BC review showed that logging of remaining old-growth rainforest on public and private lands on Vancouver Island jumped to 10,700 hectares in 2016. This number is more than 10 per cent higher than the annual average in the 10-year period 2005–2015 and equivalent to more than 26 Stanley Parks.
Today is a dark day. The government has passed up its chance to stop this misbegotten project. Instead, it has betrayed First Nations and all those who voted in hope of stopping Site C.
With a decision on whether to complete or cancel the Site C dam imminent, Sierra Club BC calls for the provincial cabinet to consider its impacts on downstream Indigenous communities.