The latest B.C. carbon pollution data, quietly released in December, show that provincial emissions were higher in 2016 than in 2015. Sierra Club BC is warning that despite rhetoric about climate action, this means B.C.’s climate pollution increased in five of the six years between 2011 and 2016.
There has been an explosion of media coverage about Indigenous rights and title as a result of the RCMP raid of both the Gitdumden and Unist’ot’en camps. A number of our membership have reached out to us to ask questions. We’ve begun to answer these to the best of our ability.
Sierra Club BC is deeply concerned by the actions threatened by the RCMP to forcibly remove Wet’suwet’en people from their unceded territory, namely the Unist’ot’en and the Gidimt'en who are actively managing their lands and waters.
Read our Times Colonist op-ed published in advance of the release…
B.C.’s clean growth plan is a major step forward in the race to combat the climate crisis and secure a better future for British Columbians, said Sierra Club BC.
Even as calls for climate action grow more and more urgent, fracking is at the centre of efforts to give fossil fuels renewed life in B.C. Given the seriousness of the climate threats we are fighting, it shouldn’t be happening and Sierra Club BC is fighting it on multiple fronts.