Sierra Club BC
The B.C. Environmental Assessment Office has rejected Compliance Energy’s Raven mine proposal for lack of consultation with First Nations, and for failing to address concerns regarding impacts on drinking water and air quality. Congratulations to Sierra Comox Valley, Comox Valley citizens, and all our partners!
With a victory that surprised everyone, Premier Christy Clark has won a majority government. In her post-election speech, Clark said she heard the clear message that the environment and economy need to be balanced. Sierra Club BC will be working harder than ever to remind the new government of this imperative, as we animate our core mission.
For the first time in millions of years, the concentration of the heat-trapping gas carbon dioxide has passed the milestone level of 400 ppm. Meanwhile, B.C.'s proposed LNG boom could add 62 million tonnes of carbon a year to the atmosphere -- more than the 48 million tonnes contributed annually by Alberta's tar sands.