Chapter News Releases

Tue, 2013-06-18 14:13
OTTAWA -- Today the federal government made another attempt to appear environmentally responsible by "raising" (read: capping) the liability limit on offshore oil operations in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans to $1 billion dollars.To put it in perspective, the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill cost $42 billion to clean up."...
Fri, 2013-05-31 14:18
(OTTAWA) Sierra Club Canada congratulates Premier Christy Clark and the people of British Columbia on their historic decision to reject the Northern Gateway pipeline."Days like this give meaning to 50 years of environmental activism," said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada."Words cannot express how...
Wed, 2013-05-15 08:46
Ecosystems, National, Nuclear Phaseout, Renewable Energy, Radioactive Waste, Nuclear-Free Canada, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment, Transition to Sustainable Economy
Wednesday, May 15, the Sierra Club Niagara Group is joining the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Women’s Indigenous Initiatives, and the International Institute of Concern for Public Health at a press conference on Main Street in front of the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Buffalo.  This event is called to inform the...
Sat, 2013-05-04 12:39
Ecosystems, Pesticides, Health & Environment, Protecting Biodiversity, Transition to Sustainable Economy
Sierra Club Canada is calling on the federal government to follow the lead of European Union and take action to protect at-risk bee populations by banning three neonicotinoid pesticides: Imidacloprid, Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam.The pesticides, which attack the bees’ nervous system, are being banned in Europe after strong...
Fri, 2013-05-03 09:39
Ecosystems, National, Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Toxics, Government, Pesticides, Toxins In Food Consumables and Packaging, Health & Environment, Protecting Biodiversity, Transition to Sustainable Economy
Milton, Ontario, May 1, 2013: The Ontario Beekeepers’ Association (OBA), congratulates the EU on Monday’s decision to ban the use of three neonicotinoid pesticides (clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiametoxam) that have been tied for the devastation of thousands of bee colonies in the province."The EU vote clearly shows...
Mon, 2013-04-29 10:08
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Restore Our Water International (ROWI) applauds the International Joint Commission (IJC’s) Advice to Governments to investigate installation of flow reduction structures in the St. Clair River to respond to the ongoing low water crisis across the middle and upper Great Lakes.  On April 15th, the IJC advised the U.S. and...
Wed, 2013-04-24 14:04
Water, Health & Environment
Sierra Club Canada congratulates Premier Kathleen Wynne for stepping up to save the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA).  The ELA is an essential part of Canada's environmental protection infrastructure and necessary for understanding how our environment is impacted by human activity."We thought the ELA was an endangered species...
Mon, 2013-04-15 13:15
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Restore Our Water International (ROWI) and Sierra Club Canada criticize the International Joint Commission (IJC) Draft Great Lakes Regional Adaptive Management Plan as being insufficient for solving the current low water crisis on Lakes Michigan and Huron. The IJC recently finished conducting webinars on their proposed plan and has...
Thu, 2013-04-04 15:40
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(OTTAWA) A study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences found environmental assessments triggered by the Fisheries Act prior to the 2012 omnibus bill were NOT taking too long to conclude. In fact, most were completed in less time than the new Act requires, proving the government misled Parliament and...
Sat, 2013-03-23 17:07
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By Ian MacLeod OTTAWA — Activists are mobilizing on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border to block a proposed plan to secretly transport truckloads of intensely radioactive liquid waste through Eastern Ontario to South Carolina.“Security is important, but we need to have a good discussion about whether or not this is a good...

            

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