Bella Bella Disaster a Reminder of the Need for a Strong Tanker Ban

The recent sinking of the Nathan E. Stewart tug near Bella Bella in the Great Bear Rainforest has underscored the urgency of a permanent, legislated oil tanker ban.

Band-Aid panel report can’t salvage flawed Kinder Morgan pipeline review

Sierra Club BC, Environmental Defence and Équiterre sent briefings to all MPs outlining the flaws that plagued the NEB review of Kinder Morgan.
Ministerial Panel On Kinder Morgan: Two Bad Processes Equal One Good One… Right?

Solidarity with Heiltsuk Nation

Late last week the Nathan E Stewart ran aground in Heiltsuk First Nation traditional territorial waters releasing huge amounts of diesel oil into the water forcing an emergency closure of the Heiltsuk Nation’s seafood beds.

Federal Approval of Petronas: A betrayal of salmon and climate

For months, we have been asking whether Prime Minister Trudeau would side with B.C.’s wild salmon and a liveable climate, or with foreign multinationals who just see B.C. as a place to exploit for profit.

Kinder Morgan faces wall of opposition in BC

When the Canadian government decided to throw together last-minute public meetings on the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline during the height of summer, they seemed to hope that the meetings would float serenely under the radar.

Petronas, fracking and Site C: the connection

The links between Petronas, fracking and Site C are becoming clear—and the news is troubling for taxpayers and our climate. British Columbians will be subsidizing the fracking industry through the construction of the Site C megadam.

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.

Good news for Skeena salmon threatened by Petronas. Or is it?

Last week, federal fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc announced a renewed commitment to acting on the Cohen Commission’s recommendations, as well as the government’s 2005 Wild Salmon Policy. On the surface, this sounds like good news for B.C.’s wild salmon, including the Skeena population that is threatened by the Petronas liquefied fracked gas plant proposal. But is it?
Mt Polley Dam Broken

Report: Government failure to adequately address tailings pond issues exposes environment and British Columbians to continued serious risk of Mt Polley-type failures  

A report prepared for Sierra Club BC shows there is an ongoing and serious risk of tailings storage facility failures, highlighting the fundamental inadequacy of the B.C. government’s response to date.