Sierra Club Looking Forward to New Fracking Report

MEDIA RELEASE, April 29, 2014

Sierra Club Canada Foundation is looking forward to the release of a report on fracking, due out this week. The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) was commissioned by Environment Canada to determine what role – if any – the federal government has in regulating the industry.

“We know that fracking involves injecting a secret cocktail of chemicals into the ground and that industry's own data shows their wells leak," said Gretchen Fitzgerald, Director of the Atlantic Canada Chapter of Sierra Club. "We hope the CCA closely examined all available evidence while preparing this important report."

THE TIME HAS COME

Sierra Club Canada Foundation congratulates CBC for new conflict of interest rules

MEDIA RELEASE 
April 24, 2014

Sierra Club Canada Foundation congratulates the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for putting an end to the practice of allowing its staff and freelance hosts to accept public speaking requests from companies, political parties or other lobbying groups “trying to influence public policy”.

The bees need us

Unfortunately, there are no Hazzzmat suits to protect the millions of bees and other pollinating insects we depend on to produce 40% of our food.

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) conditionally licensed the bee-killing neonicotinoids a decade ago. Back then, PMRA said (and has since repeated several times) the pesticide companies would be "required" to provide studies on the toxicity of neonicotinoids to bees. A decade has passed and those studies have still NOT been done (see media release).

Sierra Club Canada Foundation needs your help to get these pesticides banned in Canada -- like the European Union did over a year ago.

Yes, it’s April 1st and we wanted to make a point!

Unfortunately, there are no Hazzzmat suits to protect the millions of bees and other pollinating insects we depend on to produce 40% of our food.

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) conditionally licensed the bee-killing neonicotinoids a decade ago. Back then, PMRA said (and has since repeated several times) the pesticide companies would be "required" to provide studies on the toxicity of neonicotinoids to bees. A decade has passed and those studies have still NOT been done (see media release).

More Than a Decade is Too Long to Wait for Action on Pesticides Suspected in Bee Deaths

Stop stalling, environmental groups tell Minister

MEDIA RELEASE
March 26, 2014

Ottawa – Four major environmental organizations have written to Health Minister Rona Ambrose asking her to stop stalling on taking action on pesticides suspected of killing bees, and that lack critical toxicity data.