Media Releases


For Immediate Release

Edmonton, AB - (March 9, 2020) Sierra Club Canada Foundation is deeply concerned about the degradation of Alberta’s parks and the impacts these changes will have for conservation, wildlife habitat, accessible recreation, and the status of protected areas in Alberta. Sierra Club Canada Foundation recognizes that habitat alteration and elimination poses the single greatest threat to the continued well-being of healthy and diverse wildlife populations. 

Sierra Club Canada Foundation Statement Of Solidarity With Wet'suwet'en

Sierra Club Canada Foundation Statement Of Solidarity With Wet'suwet'en

Sierra Club Canada Foundation stands in solidarity with peaceful actions taken to support of the legal jurisdiction that the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs’ hold in their traditional and unceded territories, where the Coastal GasLink pipeline is slated for construction without free, prior and informed consent on their lands.

Clock Runs Out On Old Harry Licence - Fight to Protect the Gulf Continues

Media Statement: licence to explore for oil and gas in the gulf

After more than ten long years, the licence to explore for oil and gas in the Gulf has been allowed to lapse by the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador offshore petroleum board (C-NLOPB).

“We are still awaiting justice for the Gulf of St Lawrence,” according to Gretchen Fitzgerald, National Program Director of Sierra Club Canada Foundation. “The need to protect the Gulf is even greater than ever and we and our allies continue to call for a complete moratorium on oil and gas in the Gulf.”

Sierra Club and Allies Respond to New Protections for Right Whales in Canada

Media Release - Not Enough Being Done To Prevent Extinction

Sierra Club Canada Foundation is alarmed that not enough is being done to prevent the extinction of North Atlantic right whales in Canada's waters. Sierra Club and allies have signed a joint letter in response to new right whale protection measures announced by the Canadian government.

Groups Roll Out Plastic Waste Carpet For Environment Ministers

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K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) – At noon today environmental groups are rolling out a carpet covered with plastic litter for delegates to Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) which is taking place at the Halifax Convention Centre on June 26 and 27. The groups are urging the Federal Government and ministers in attendance to act swiftly to implement a comprehensive Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste, including single-use plastic bans.

Emergency Actions Needed To Protect Remaining North Atlantic Right Whales

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“With four dead right whales reported in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, more needs to be done to prevent more deaths,” states Gretchen Fitzgerald, National Program Director at Sierra Club Canada Foundation.

The cause of the deaths of the whales has not been determined but researchers are desperately trying to find out why these whales died. The 12 right whale deaths in the Gulf of St Lawrence in 2017 were linked to entanglements in fishing gear and ship strikes.

Groups Condemn Plan To Exempt Nuclear Reactors From Bill C-69

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Ottawa, May 7, 2019 — The Government of Canada is proposing that the "project list" for Bill C-69, the Impact Assessment Act, exempt many nuclear reactors from any environmental assessment.  Civil society groups are condemning the exemption from environmental assessment under Bill C-69 and demanding that all new nuclear reactors be subjected to formal environmental assessment, as is now the case.