Press Releases

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (All day)
News Release Wilderness Committee calling on BC government to rescind contentious logging permits VICTORIA – Representatives from the Wilderness Committee and other concerned citizens held a creative demonstration at the BC Legislature today, to draw attention to the situation in the endangered Walbran Valley. Using art displays on the lawn of the Legislature, activists simulated the controversial old-growth logging that is currently underway in the Walbran.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 (All day)
News Release VANCOUVER – Environmental groups are calling on the BC government and mining companies to commit to better practices and stronger regulations to protect the environment and communities from industrial pollution.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 (All day)
News Release Time for BC government to rescind contentious logging permits, says Wilderness Committee VICTORIA – Environmentalists at the Wilderness Committee are increasing their efforts to stop old-growth logging in Vancouver Island’s Central Walbran Valley, with a decentralized “phone blitz” today urging the BC government to address the issue. Today’s action – part of a series of “Walbran Wednesday” events – will target BC Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson, who has ultimate authority over logging permits in the province.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 (All day)
News Release True climate test should spell end for fossil fuel projects VANCOUVER, BC – The Wilderness Committee is cautiously optimistic about new measures announced today for federal assessments of major resource projects, which include a review of associated climate impacts and additional consultation with Indigenous communities. Unfortunately, the additional rules announced today ignore downstream climate impacts of pipelines and LNG projects, which encompass the bulk of the emissions that take place when the oil or gas is burned. “This is an important step forward, but the most significant climate impacts – the ones that occur when the fuels are burned – still aren’t being considered,” said Peter McCartney, Climate Campaigner at the Wilderness Committee.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 (All day)
News Release VANCOUVER - The Wilderness Committee is celebrating a BC Supreme Court ruling that confirmed the environmental group was within its rights to criticize a proposed mine project located west of Williams Lake, BC.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 (All day)
News Release RICHMOND, BC – Opposition to a bridge replacing Metro Vancouver’s George Massey Tunnel is gathering steam with a rally to protest the planned 10-lane, $3.5 billion project outside a public open house on Tuesday. Citizens and environmentalists are citing a list of problems with the proposal, ranging from environmental impacts to the gross misuse of public funds.
Saturday, January 23, 2016 (All day)
News Release Citizens and First Nations Call on Trudeau to Scrap Kinder Morgan Review BURNABY, BC - Local residents, First Nations representatives and environmental groups gathered today outside the National Energy Board (NEB) hearings on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project to call on the Prime Minister to keep his promise and scrap the flawed federal review process.
Friday, January 22, 2016 (All day)
Media Advisory BURNABY, BC - Local residents, First Nations representatives and environmental groups will rally outside the National Energy Board (NEB) hearings for Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project to call on the Prime Minister to keep his promise and scrap the flawed federal review process. This event represents the culmination of a week of protests against the pipeline and broken pipeline assessment process.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 (All day)
News Release BURNABY, BC – The National Energy Board (NEB) begins hearings today as part of the federal review for the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, in the face of serious public concerns about the process and its lack of credibility. In August, the Wilderness Committee joined 33 individuals and another organization to withdraw from the flawed federal review process, citing its various failures – such as limiting public participation and allowing proponents to withhold important information.
Monday, January 11, 2016 (All day)
News Release VANCOUVER – In an unexpected move the BC government announced this morning they are formally opposing the Kinder Morgan pipeline because the company has not developed an adequate plan to address oil spills. “This is a welcome move that recognizes overwhelming community opposition,” said climate campaigner Peter McCartney. “Everyone is aware of the risk of a catastrophic spill if more tankers are added to the BC coast. In a worst-case spill scenario even under favourable conditions, we could only hope to recover 10 to 20 per cent of the oil.”
 
Syndicate content