Sierra Club BC
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.
In April, Sierra Club BC held a town hall in Victoria focused on the proposed new Kinder Morgan tar sands oil pipeline. The event featured the renowned Bill McKibben (via video), and a hugely inspirational new video by spoken word artist CR Avery. Read on to learn more about the proposed new pipeline to Burnaby, B.C. which would bring over 400 oil tankers a year to our coast.