Ecojustice and Sierra Club BC are in court this week to challenge the British Columbia government’s decision to exempt two Petronas Canada dams from environmental assessments — after the company had already gone ahead and built the dams unlawfully.
A new report prepared by the University of Victoria’s Environmental Law Centre (ELC) for Sierra Club BC calls for thirty per cent base level protection of old-growth ecosystems and intact forests across the province as part of the provincial government’s amendments to provincial forestry regulations.
Four years ago, I testified at the secret spy hearings. But because of the gag order placed on me and all other witnesses, I can’t tell you what they asked, what I said, who was there, or even where the hearings were held.
Saying yes to the TMX pipeline and tankers project is saying yes to more record-breaking wildfire destruction, droughts, rising sea levels and acidifying oceans. We are in a climate emergency. We must act like we are.
Sierra Club BC calls for immediate steps to reduce the danger of worsening droughts, floods and fire caused by forest destruction and climate breakdown
Sierra Club BC and concerned citizens are calling on the B.C. government to take immediate steps to save the few remaining intact areas of old-growth forest on Vancouver Island and endangered old-growth forests across the province. These actions are imperative in light of the worsening global climate and ecological emergencies.