Since 2014, Sierra Club BC has been working together with our allies to stop the Trans Mountain project. From producing reports and briefings exposing the flaws of the various reviews and the risks posed by the project, to releasing hard-hitting videos, to organizing public rallies and engaging BC residents to have their say on the project, we have consistently stood up for the coast, our communities and our climate.
Indigenous Nations all along the pipeline and tanker route continue to oppose the project. Several Nations launched court challenges when the project was approved.
To support the Nations in defending their lands and waters, in 2017 Sierra Club BC relaunched our successful Pull Together campaign with our partners RAVEN Trust and Force of Nature. This campaign helped fund Indigenous legal challenges that defeated the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. After more than $650,000 was raised for legal challenges from Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, Coldwater and Stk’emlupsemc Te Secwepemc Nations, a 2018 court victory quashed the federal approval of Trans Mountain.
However, the project is still not dead. In June of 2019, after another hasty review and inadequate consultation, the federal government reapproved Trans Mountain. We will continue to stand behind Indigenous Nations and will be ready to relaunch another round of Pull Together should they choose to return to court.
Visit our Pull Together website to learn more and pledge your support.