Legislation introduced today by the B.C. government confirms multi-billion dollar giveaways to foreign multinationals that make it impossible to meet meaningful climate targets, said Sierra Club BC today.
Environmental organizations Ancient Forest Alliance, Sierra Club BC and the Wilderness Committee are calling on the B.C. government to stop issuing logging permits in B.C.’s last remaining intact old-growth forest “hotspots” and endangered old-growth ecosystems and to implement legislation to protect endangered ancient forests.
Today’s decision is the unfortunate outcome of a flawed, rushed and improperly scoped review process. In many respects it was doomed to fail from the beginning.
Environmental groups Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) and Sierra Club BC are calling on the B.C. government to direct its logging agency, B.C. Timber Sales (BCTS), to cancel a proposed cut block on the Sunshine Coast. The cut block contains stands of ancient trees, one of which has been found to be 1,036 years old.
Together with concerned local residents, representatives of Sierra Club BC and Leadnow today delivered a letter signed by more than 20,000 B.C. residents to government MLA offices across B.C.
B.C.’s hidden and uncounted forest emissions in 2017 and 2018 will be three times higher than the province’s total officially reported emissions, warns Sierra Club BC.