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Environmental groups applaud Ahousaht Land Use Vision

The Ahousaht Hawiih (hereditary chiefs) have publicly announced their nation’s new comprehensive Land Use Vision for their territory, which sits within the heart of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Representatives of the Clayoquot Sound Conservation Alliance were present to support and congratulate the Hawiih for this initiative.
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Pay up, Chevron: BC cities, towns challenged to hold fossil fuel industry accountable for climate impacts

More than 50 community groups from across BC have signed onto an open letter arguing that fossil fuel companies owe BC communities for their fair share of the impacts of climate change. The letter was delivered to all 190 municipalities and regional districts in BC, asking them to demand accountability from the fossil fuel industry, up to and including considering lawsuits against Chevron and other big fossil fuel companies.
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NGOs outraged as BC government admits culling is inhumane, yet considers cull expansion

A recent provincial government document that recommends expanding aerial gunning of wolves, along with increased hunting of mountain lions and deer has been met with outrage by environmental and animal welfare groups.
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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.