Wilderness Committee

New Law Officially Opens B.C. Parks To Pipelines, Drilling

Carol Linnitt | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"The government has sent a clear signal that it is open to having pipelines cut through our globally renowned protected areas," said Al Martin of the B.C. Wildlife Federation. "The Act will now allow industrial expansion in some of B.C.'s most beloved parks, placing them at risk."

B.C. Shellfish Die-Off Illustrates A Future We Must Avoid

DeSmog Canada | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

By continuing to promote the extraction and export of coal, tar sands, and fracked gas instead of sustainable sectors in B.C., our government is making a political choice to prioritize short-term profits over renewable industries. Let's work together to develop a smart and creative strategy to transition away from fossil fuels and toward a low carbon economy

We Are All 'Directly Affected' By Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Eoin Madden | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Eoin Madden

In effect, our right to participate in environmental reviews was restricted by a new requirement placed on each and every one of us -- we are now being forced to prove that we are directly affected by Kinder Morgan's pipeline proposal, or demonstrate that we have specific information of use to the NEB.

BC Hydro Scraps 'Dead Ducks'

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - At least 10 contracts with independent power producers will be cancelled and another nine will be put off as BC Hydro looks for ways to cu...

Shooting One Species To Save Another

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government has approved shooting one species of owl in a last-ditch effort to save their endangered cousins, as the n...

An Oil Spill 'Perfect Storm'

Ben West | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Ben West

As our government proposes that we become a "super highway" for oil tankers they are simultaneously reducing both the prevention and the response capacity to deal with an accident in what is already Canada's busiest port. This represents a perfect storm of the conditions that could lead to an oil spill.

Sturgeons And Pipelines Don't Mix: Suing The Government To Enforce Environmental Laws

Gwen Barlee | Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Gwen Barlee

Fifty years ago there were an estimated 5,000 Nechako white sturgeon -- today there are just 350 struggling to hang on. Dams and habitat loss have taken their toll, but the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline could be the coup de grace for this critically imperilled creature. The proposed pipeline would cross the watercourse in which the sturgeon lives. But it doesn't stop there.