On the anniversary of Environment Minister Catherine McKenna characterizing an international report that concluded governments have failed to protect Wood Buffalo National Park as a “call to action," a coalition of Indigenous and environmental groups is still waiting for that action.
A new Sierra Club BC map released today entitled State of Vancouver Island’s Coastal Temperate Rainforest shows with in-depth detail the scarce remaining endangered old-growth rainforest ecosystems and recent old-growth destruction on Vancouver Island.
We welcome today’s announcement of public comment on proposed provincial regulations for oil spill response. It is heartening to see the B.C. government modernizing our environment and public health regulations, and standing up for B.C.’s coast and rivers.
Sierra Club BC welcomes increased protection for the northern goshawk and marbled murrelet announced by the B.C. government yesterday. However, more action is needed for old-growth rainforest ecosystems and species in the race against time.
Budget 2018’s laudable focus on shorter term affordability neglects longer term climate-related threats to affordability for B.C. families, businesses and communities.
We applaud the BC government for defending British Columbians from the environmental, economic, health and safety risks of oil spills. Restricting the transport of diluted bitumen across BC’s rivers and coastline is yet another roadblock facing Kinder Morgan’s already uncertain Trans Mountain pipeline and tankers project.