Océans en santé. Communautés en santé

Communiqués de presse (en anglais seulement)

  • March 24, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VANCOUVER—Groups are commending the federal government’s commitment to protect the north coast of British Columbia from oil spills with a tanker ban, and calling on the government to make it a permanent, legislated oil tanker ban. On the 27th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill that devastated the community of Cordova, Alaska and left Prince William Sound with an oily legacy that persists to this day, Sierra Club BC and Living Oceans Society say that a legislated oil tanker ban is the only certain way to protect B.C.’s north coast from a similar fate.
  • February 2, 2016
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  • January 27, 2016
    Burnaby – First Nations and environmental groups today welcomed the federal government’s announcement of a new “transition process” for projects under environmental review, including Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and oil tanker expansion proposal. However, more detail is needed to determine whether the new review will meet legal obligations to First Nations and succeed in restoring public trust.
  • January 19, 2016
    Burnaby, BC-First Nations and environmental groups are calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to stop the Kinder Morgan process and honour his promise to restore credibility to the environmental assessment process. The groups believe the process is so catastrophically flawed, there is no way that a final recommendation from the NEB can be considered credible.
  • December 4, 2015
    VANCOUVER—A new study prepared by Simon Fraser University observes that costs to build the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline (TMEP) have risen by $1.3 billion and concludes that, rather than making money for Canada, the pipeline would now actually cost Canadians an estimated $7.4 billion. Oil producers would find lower costs shipping undiluted bitumen by rail; and Canada as a whole would come out ahead if the pipeline were not built.
  • November 19, 2015
    OTTAWA—Canadian environmental and consumer groups are expressing grave concerns over the U.S. government’s approval of the world’s first genetically modified (GM) food animal, a GM Atlantic salmon that will originate as GM fish eggs produced in Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada.
  • November 17, 2015
    OTTAWA—Des groupes environnementaux sont devant les tribunaux aujourd'hui pour contester l'approbation du gouvernement fédéral de la demande de produire des oeufs de saumon génétiquement modifiés à l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard. Les oeufs seraient ensuite expédiés au Panama pour être engraissés avant d'être vendus comme des aliments en Amérique du Nord.
  • October 5, 2015
    VANCOUVER—Environmental groups are in court today making the case for why the federal government’s approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline should be revoked. “There’s too much at stake to let the Panel’s flawed report be the final word on Northern Gateway,” said Ecojustice lawyer Karen Campbell. “The federal government should never have given this project the go-ahead, and our clients will be asking the Court to overturn the approval of this risky project.”
  • September 11, 2015
    VANCOUVER— Living Oceans Society and some 20 volunteers gathered up an estimated five metric tonnes of marine debris from the remotest shores of northern Vancouver Island over the past two weeks, bagging it all in helicopter lift bags for removal. Nearly all of the debris bore manufacturer’s marks or labels from Japan, meaning it was likely washed to sea by the 2011 Tohoku tsunami. Living Oceans put out an urgent call for funding today, saying that poor weather prevented them from bringing all of the debris in to the landfill over the September long weekend as planned.