Océans en santé. Communautés en santé

Communiqués de presse (en anglais seulement)

  • 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.
  • August 13, 2015
    VANCOUVER—Environmental organizations, fishermen and David Suzuki joined today in calling on the Province of British Columbia to impose an unequivocal moratorium on the granting of new licences to open netpen fish farms, in the wake of news that new tenures were just issued. On the eve of the B.C. Day long weekend, B.C. Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick quietly granted the Norwegian salmon farming industry access to four more areas of the B.C. coast. News of the controversial move was posted on a government website, but no announcement was made.
  • July 23, 2015
    VANCOUVER—The National Energy Board has denied a Living Oceans Society motion requesting the Province of British Columbia answer questions related to the five conditions it has imposed on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion application. “This is a clear signal that it is time for Premier Clark to withdraw from the agreement and strike a customized process under the B.C. Environmental Assessment Act,” said Karen Wristen, Executive Director of Living Oceans Society. “The current National Energy Board process cannot possibly satisfy Premier Clark’s five conditions.”
  • June 25, 2015
    VANCOUVER—Ecojustice lawyers, on behalf of Living Oceans Society, have filed a motion with the National Energy Board requesting that the Province of British Columbia answer questions relating to the five conditions it has imposed on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion application.