Edmonton, Alberta - The finding of no wrongdoing on the part of Sierra Club Canada Foundation and other Canadian environmental groups shows that the Anti-Alberta Inquiry was a complete waste of time and money, according to Sierra Club Canada Foundation.
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL - The Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Grand Riverkeeper, and North American Megadam Resistance Alliance submitted a letter today to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as the premiers of the Atlantic provinces calling on them to oppose the Gull Island mega-hydro project. The Gull Island project is proposed to be built in the Grand River/Mistashipu area (colonially known as Churchill River) of Labrador.
Seventy groups and organizations have called on the Prime Minister to include a moratorium on federal funding for nuclear expansion in the mandate letters to cabinet. Prime Minister Trudeau is expected to announce his new cabinet next week.
Sierra Club Canada’s Prairie Chapter is calling on candidates and party leaders running in the federal election to act on water security.
The chapter says the prairies are a water stressed region and say leaders must come up with a plan to address the future of our drinking water, water withdrawal, and worsening droughts and floods in the region.
The Sierra Club Canada Foundation is calling on the leaders of Canada’s major political parties to commit to policies that will address the climate change and biodiversity crises being faced both globally and locally.
They are also calling for Indigenous People’s free, prior, and informed consent to be a requirement for all resource projects – meaning that if an Indigenous community says no to a project, that project would not go ahead. They say that Indigenous-led conservation is a must to reach conservation targets.
For immediate release: August 13, 2021
Gretchen Fitzgerald, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, 1-902-444-7096 / firstname.lastname@example.org
John Davis, Clean Ocean Action Committee, 1-902-499-4421 / email@example.com
Marilyn Keddy, Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia, firstname.lastname@example.org
JULY 27, 2021
Kjipuktuk, Nova Scotia - Sierra Club Atlantic’s new Beyond Climate Promises report is calling for urgent action and accountability on climate change, forestry, and a just transition. Sierra Club Atlantic submitted the report to the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change last night as part of the public consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals Act and New Climate Change Plan for Clean Growth, which closed July 26.