Press Releases

New research finds B.C.’s wildlife in serious peril

Jan 13, 2010

More than 1,300 plants and wildlife are at risk of disappearing from B.C., yet only five per cent of them receive any kind of protection under provincial laws, says a new study released today by the David Suzuki Foundation and Sierra Legal. [June 7, 2007]

Greater Vancouver, BC, face trial over Lions Gate sewage pollution

Jan 13, 2010

MEDIA RELEASE – Provincial Court trial dates have been set for June 2008 to hear a charge that effluent from the Lions Gate sewage treatment plant in West Vancouver is polluting coastal waters and violating federal environmental law. [July 17, 2007]

Feds could face legal challenge over Irving Oil Refinery

Jan 13, 2010

MEDIA RELEASE – Environmental groups announced today that the federal government could face a legal challenge over a proposal by Irving Oil to build a massive oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick. [July 17, 2007]

Community group challenges controversial Saint John pipeline

Jan 13, 2010

MEDIA RELEASE – A New Brunswick community group announced today that it is launching a lawsuit over a proposed $350 million natural gas export pipeline that would cut through the heart of one of Canada’s oldest and largest urban parks, Rockwood Park in Saint John. [July 25, 2007]

B.C. wildlife will suffer under province’s new direction

Jan 13, 2010

MEDIA RELEASE – Leading environmental groups, with the support of one of BC’s largest labour unions, are criticizing the province’s proposed changes to wildlife and hunting laws. [July 27, 2007]

Groups sue minister for failing to protect endangered fish

Jan 13, 2010

MEDIA RELEASE – Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans for refusing to identify critical habitat – contrary to scientific advice – and, thus, gravely weakening the recovery strategy for the Nooksack dace, an endangered fish that lives in small streams in BC’s Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver. [August 23, 2007]

Appeal Court ruling muzzles opposition to Alberta oil and gas development

Jan 13, 2010

Owners of private property may be the only people who have the right to speak at public hearings into proposed oil and gas developments on public land [September 12, 2007]

Federal court halts Red Chris mine

Jan 13, 2010

Following a Federal Court decision on September 25, 2007, the future of the proposed Red Chris Mine – a huge acid-generating mine proposed for northwestern British Columbia – has been put in doubt. [October 5, 2007]

Mackenzie Gas Project hearings welcomed

Jan 13, 2010

MEDIA RELEASE National Energy Board hearings start today that will determine if construction of the Mackenzie Gas Project is in Canada’s public interest [January 25, 2006]

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