Press Releases

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 (All day)
News Release Elimination of environmental voice in Manitoba government is regressive and misguided
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 (All day)
News Release Wilderness Committee claimed wrongful accusation when it was first named last year. 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 (All day)
News Release Wilderness Committee discovers pipeline route crosses Whitemud Watershed Wildlife Management Area, protected from oil and gas development
Thursday, April 7, 2016 (All day)
News Release   VICTORIA – The Wilderness Committee is celebrating an announcement by the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) late yesterday afternoon, which terminated the assessment for the proposed Raven Coal Mine in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.
Friday, March 18, 2016 (All day)
The Wilderness Committee is very disappointed with the government’s approval of Woodfibre LNG in Howe Sound.
Thursday, March 17, 2016 (All day)
News Release Open letter urges government to review project and consider alternatives RICHMOND, BC – Community and national organizations are calling on the federal government to launch an environmental review of the proposed Massey Tunnel Replacement Project and to withhold federal infrastructure funding from the project. Resident group Fraser Voices, the Wilderness Committee, Council of Canadians and five other organizations representing over 160,000 members and supporters have sent an open letter urging the federal government to use the money it has promised for infrastructure to fund transit projects in Metro Vancouver instead of the new 10-lane highway bridge.
Thursday, March 3, 2016 (All day)
News Release #SeaLevelUprising sends message to leaders during First Ministers’ Meeting VANCOUVER – Environmentalists left their mark at beloved places on the Vancouver sea wall Wednesday evening, as part of a creative project to demand climate action from Canada’s political leaders. The goal of the #SeaLevelUprising art project is to call attention to the impacts of climate change, using strips of blue cloth to mark how high water levels could be by the end of the century. While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Canada’s Premiers today, the Wilderness Committee is asking Vancouverites to share selfies from the coast on social media to send a message to decision-makers about this urgent crisis.
Thursday, March 3, 2016 (All day)
News Release VANCOUVER – After much anticipation ahead of today’s First Ministers’ Meeting in Vancouver, the Premiers and Prime Minister of Canada have failed to come up with a meaningful national plan to put a price on carbon to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Canada will never act on climate if we continue to play to the lowest common denominator,” said McCartney. “We need aggressive climate action and what we got today was vague aspirations.”
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 (All day)
News Release Nakusp, BC – Logging has begun in core western toad habitat near Nakusp, BC. Although conditions are poor for winter logging with a low snow pack and warm temperatures, the Nakusp and Area Community Forest (NACFOR) logging company began harvesting forested toad hibernation habitat on Monday.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 (All day)
News Release Wilderness Committee demands BC government enact anti-SLAPP legislation in light of Taseko court appeal VANCOUVER - Taseko Mines Ltd. notified the Wilderness Committee this week that the company is appealing its court loss regarding defamation charges the mining company made against the Wilderness Committee in 2012.
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