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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.
Photo courtesy of Australian Greens Senators
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Green Jobs BC: Working together toward a just transition

Green Jobs BC is a coalition of environmental organizations and organized labour. The coalition shares a vision of an inclusive, sustainable economy that provides good jobs, is socially just, protects the environment and reduces carbon emissions.
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Sierra Club BC response to US election results

The sun rose today, as it always does, but we woke up to a profoundly changed world. A Trump presidency casts a frightening shadow over women, First Nations, people of colour, immigrants, the LGBTQ community and those whose faith sets them apart. It casts a shadow over Canada and generations to come.
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B.C.’s climate fraud: a Trojan horse for destructive LNG pipedreams

B.C.’s so-called climate plan is a fraud. It borders on a criminal betrayal of the health and welfare of future generations and the natural world. A credible plan would act decisively to rapidly reduce the extraction, export and use of fossil fuels.
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Victory! Enbridge approval overturned by federal court

The federal government’s approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline and tankers project has been overturned by the Federal Court of Appeal.
Salish Sea Gathering
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Salish Sea and W̱SÁNEĆ Gathering

Indigenous and the local non-Aboriginal community gathered to learn about W̱SÁNEĆ and Salish Sea cultures, the environmental threats we face, and how we must work together to move forward.
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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.
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Time to turn the symbolism and rhetoric around Paris into real action

As Canada signs the Paris agreements tomorrow, the federal government must swiftly move beyond symbolic gestures and high-flown rhetoric into urgent climate action. That action simply cannot be undermined by more pipelines.
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Budget 2016 kicks the climate can down the road, yet again

Budget 2016 kicks the climate can down the road yet again, growing emissions, failing to invest in genuinely clean renewable energy, and failing to act in any meaningful way on climate adaptation and food security.
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Tune in, Turn off and Go Outside!

In celebration of Family Day, Sierra Club BC staff have pledged to turn off our devices and spend some time enjoying the nature we work so hard to protect.