In an open letter sent today to all recently elected MLAs and their party leaders, several non-government organizations and citizen groups are urging them to pause construction on the Site C dam and have the project thoroughly assessed by the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
More than 120,000 people have signed petitions, postcards and letters calling for an immediate halt to construction. Petitions were presented to BC MPs today as they prepared to return to the House of Commons after a Parliamentary break.
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.
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.
What's the deal with the Site C dam? Here are five short videos that help explain how the BC government got us into this mess, and why we need to stop this dam in its tracks.
Did you know that as a BC Hydro ratepayer you'll be subsidizing the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tankers proposal and the fracking industry? Sierra Club BC's video and report, "Hydro Bill Madness," shows just how bad a deal we're being sold.