This is your chance to nominate an independent commissioner to review Canada’s unconventional oil production, including offshore drilling and the tar sands.
All parties voted to hold a review of unconventional oil production, but as of yet no one has been appointed. So we here at Sierra Club Canada thought this would be an opportunity to ask Canadians.
Send us your nomination. Click here.
Recently, the Department of Natural Resources announced it would cut the successful ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program. At the same time, Minister of Natural Resources, Christian Paradis, met with the asbestos industry to announce the government would provide $250 000 to promote this hazardous product in developing countries.
Sierra Club Canada is asking you to email Minister of Natural Resources, Christian Paradis, and tell him the government should be supporting sustainable programs like ecoENERGY and not the deadly asbestos industry >>>
The National Energy Board has an opportunity to get serious about sustainability of ecosystems and communities in the Mackenzie Valley as it considers a possible licence for the Mackenzie Gas Project in hearings this week.
Sierra Club Canada is asking that you email the National Energy Board and Environment Minister Jim Prentice TODAY!
Please join Sierra Club Canada in calling for the swift passage of Bill C-311, entitled An Act to ensure Canada assumes its responsibilities in preventing dangerous climate change (the “Climate Change Accountability Act”).
Sierra Club Canada is urging all Canadians to email and/or call Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff >>>
Click here to send a message to the Mayor and Council from our convenient email-writing tool.
Nestled on the western edge of suburban Ottawa lies a wetland under threat from urban expansion. This wetland has long been home to a population of threatened Blanding’s turtles as well as a number of other listed species.
Sierra Club Canada has just learned that the City of Ottawa is rushing the approval of a road extension that would cut right through this crucial habitat. To make matters worse, the extension is unneeded by the surrounding community – it is simply an attempt by the City to claim some of the federal government’s economic stimulus funds.
Alberta’s grizzly bear is a threatened species that needs special protection. In 2002, Alberta’s Endangered Species Conservation Committee (ESCC), representing scientists, universities, First Nations, industries, hunters, conservationists and ranchers, recommended that the grizzly bear be listed as a Threatened species under Alberta’s Wildlife Act. Unfortunately, the government so far has failed to implement this recommendation and Alberta’s grizzlies continue to suffer from a wide array of threats.
Rather than taking action to protect bears, the province has embarked on a further status review and, eight years later, it will ask the ESCC once again to re-examine whether the grizzly bear should be listed as a protected species. Barring any government delays, we expect the status review to be complete in a few weeks time.