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.
“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."
Sierra Club BC's statement from campaigns director Caitlyn Vernon in response to today’s pipeline announcements by Prime Minister Trudeau.
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.
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.
Today’s announcement of improved spill response doesn't make coastal communities any safer from the risks posed by an increase in tankers.