B.C. budget offers 1950s thinking in response to 2017’s challenges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2017 Sierra Club BC released…

Pull Together 2.0: The People vs. Kinder Morgan

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.

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.

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."

Why my brain injury makes me fight to save whales

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.

Kinder Morgan will not be built

If Prime Minister Trudeau thought cancelling one pipeline in B.C. provides the justification to approve another, he needs to give his head a shake. Make no mistake, Trudeau has picked a fight with British Columbia.

Victory: We stopped Enbridge for good!

After years of tireless, selfless struggle—organizing, marching, petitioning, writing submissions and speaking at NEB hearings, getting spied on by our own government’s security apparatus, raising funds for First Nations legal challenges, you name it—we finally got what we were so passionately demanding: the cancellation of Enbridge.

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.

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.

Kinder Morgan panel report raises crucial questions for cabinet

The federal panel released its report this week, and it raises a series of crucial questions for the federal cabinet. Simply put, these questions make approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline impossible.