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We stand at a moment in time where we are witnessing clear threats to our environment and our social structures. It is a moment that demands action, whether that be action to defend our civil liberties, our rights to security, our rights as women, or simply the planet. Women are at the forefront of resistance to these threats.
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It's official—the BC election period has begun. From now until Election Day, the rules make it difficult for Sierra Club BC to draw attention to issues you care about like the Site C dam, Kinder Morgan tankers and protecting old-growth forests. That’s why we need your help more than ever.
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As many of you know, by the time you read this note I will no longer be Executive Director. I will remain involved in the conservation movement as long as I am able – putting my energy toward defending nature, moving off a carbon-based economy and reminding people that their health is directly linked to a healthy environment. I thank you for your confidence in Sierra Club BC, and please continue to support the good work we do.
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Did you know that as a BC Hydro ratepayer you are subsidizing projects like the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tankers proposal and Petronas’ liquefied fracked gas plant at Lelu Island? Sierra Club BC's new video and report, "Hydro Bill Madness," shows just how bad a deal we're being sold.
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Join four bold, persistent women who are fighting for the land at Standing Rock, to stop the Site C dam and to keep our waters free from oil tankers for an evening of storytelling, inspiration and conversation. March 13 in Victoria.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2017 Sierra Club BC released…
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First Nations can stop Kinder Morgan in the courts. Let’s not stand by and watch them go it alone. That’s why we’re relaunching Pull Together. We’re supporting the Tsleil-Waututh and Coldwater Nations who are in court to overturn the federal approval. There are lots of ways you can help.
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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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“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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Sierra Club BC Campaigns Director Caitlyn Vernon suffered a concussion this year that made her understand the threat oil tankers pose to orca whales in a new light.