Press Releases

Thursday, February 8, 2018 (All day)
VANCOUVER, BC, UNCEDED COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – Today’s announcement by federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna promises changes to a gutted, out-of-date federal en
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 (All day)
Premier out of touch with reality of fossil fuel free future WINNIPEG, MB, Treaty One territory— In a news release this morning, the Manitoba government called for the Trans Mountain pipeline to move forward, pointing to the National Energy Board’s (NEB) deeply flawed approval process.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (All day)
  VANCOUVER, B.C. - The provincial government plans to restrict new transport of diluted bitumen over the region’s waterways is a major obstacle for a pipeline project already facing many delays.  
Monday, December 18, 2017 (All day)
It’s about time this grisly hunt comes to an end. We can “bearly” believe it! Vancouver, B.C. – The government has just announced a complete ban of the grizzly bear hunt effective immediately. The Wilderness Committee and a majority of B.C. residents have been asking for a ban to this barbaric hunt for more than 20 years. “We can bearly believe it! This is tremendous news,” said Wilderness Committee National Campaign Director Joe Foy.
Thursday, December 14, 2017 (All day)
Joint Media ReleaseDecember 14, 2017   VANCOUVER—BC’s Oil and Gas Commission withheld a report from the public for four years showing that 900 gas wells could be leaking methane - a finding that highlights why a public inquiry into oil and gas industry fracking operations is needed.
Thursday, December 14, 2017 (All day)
For Immediate Release – December 14, 2017 Turning down Ajax Mine proposal the right thing to do Vancouver, B.C. – This afternoon Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman and Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall announced that they will not issue an environmental assessment certificate to KGHM Ajax Mining for the proposed Ajax open-pit gold and copper mine project.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (All day)
For Immediate Release – Dec. 13, 2017   Wilderness Committee celebrates another win for free speech and the environmentOrganization calls on BC government to enact SLAPP legislation Vancouver B.C. – Staff and volunteers at the Wilderness Committee had lots to celebrate this morning with news from the B.C. Court of Appeal that Taseko Mines has lost their appeal to overturn the environmental group’s earlier defamation court case win on Canadians’ right to speak freely about the negative effects of large industrial projects like mining.
Monday, December 11, 2017 (All day)
For Immediate Release – Dec. 11, 2017   Wilderness Committee outraged and warns of rising debt and conflict   VANCOUVER, B.C. - The Wilderness Committee has reacted with shock and anger at the news that B.C. Premier John Horgan has given the green-light to the massive, misguided Site C dam project.
Thursday, November 30, 2017 (All day)
December 6, 2017 Honourable John Horgan, BC Premier, andHonourable Michelle Mungall, BC Minister for Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Re. The Urgent Need for A Full Public Inquiry into Fracking in BC Dear Premier Horgan and Minister Mungall, We write to you today as directors of numerous civil society organizations that recently issued a call for a full public inquiry into hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – in our province (see: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/newsroom/news-releases/public-inquiry-needed-properly-investigate-deep-social-and-environmental).
Thursday, November 30, 2017 (All day)
For Immediate Release - December 7, 2017 VANCOUVER, B.C. - Opponents of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline are shocked the National Energy Board is allowing the company to start work on its pipeline facilities without local permits. The regulator, which has long been derided as in bed with industry, announced today its ruling on Kinder Morgan’s notice of motion to bypass permits from the City of Burnaby.
 
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