Northern British Columbia communities and grassroots groups, alongside labour organizations and environmental groups throughout BC and Canada, are reacting with disbelief to the Senate Transport Committee’s recommendation to reject Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act.
After reviewing provincial operation plans, Sierra Club BC fears that BC Timber Sales (BCTS) intends to log 5,400 hectares of intact ancient rainforest in the near future on Vancouver Island.
More than 1,300 hectares of old-growth clearcuts proposed across…
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.