Our latest episode of Skaana was supposed to be an interview with BC Environment Minister, George Heyman. So was last month’s episode. So was our year-end episode. For that matter, we were also trying to interview the Environment Minister during the last election campaign when he was the environment critic. George Heyman is Skaana’s…
Canadian federal Green Party leader, Elizabeth May (@ElizabethMay), talks to Mark Leiren-Young about saving orcas and right whales; stopping Kinder Morgan and Bilcon and Canada’s toothless endangered species laws on the latest episode of the Skaana podcast. “All whales matter. All cetaceans matter. All life matters.” “The most endangered whale species in Canada is the…
The BC Sierra Club has been at the forefront of eco-activism for almost 50 years. Mark Leiren-Young talks to their campaigns director, Caitlyn Vernon, about protecting the whales, the oceans and her award-winning book about the Great Bear Rainforest.
Canada’s plan to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will require substantial changes in how we make decisions affecting water.
Ottawa – The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled unanimously in favour of the Inuit hamlet of Clyde River in its case to stop oil exploration in the Canadian Arctic. This landmark ruling will have far-reaching impacts in terms of strengthening Indigenous rights around resource extraction projects, giving this David vs. Goliath battle an ending…
Dr. Andrew Weaver, one of Canada’s most respected climate scientists, left the ivory tower to run for the legislature with the BC Green Party. Mark Leiren-Young met with BC’s first Green MLA as he launched his bid to become Canada’s first Green Premier.
The Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion could wipe out the Southern Resident Orcas, but Justin Trudeau’s government approved the plans late last year. Mark Leiren-Young ask Ecojustice’s Dyna Tuytel – the orcas’ unofficial lawyer – about challenging that decision in court.
In the wake of the tragic diesel spill in Heiltsuk Territory, Coastal First Nations finally get a ban on crude oil transport along BC’s North Coast.
Conservation groups urge compromised Board members to step down from the National Energy Board panel for the Energy East pipeline.
Completed in 2015, the marine plans seek a balance between stewardship and economic development using an ecosystem-based management approach.
Community groups call on federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change to require environmental assessments of oil-by-rail terminals.
Landmark court decision strikes down the federal government’s approval of Enbridge’s controversial pipeline project.
Conservationists say Kinder Morgan pipeline proponents need to consider the Southern Resident killer whale, one of Canada’s most iconic endangered species.
While Alberta, Ontario and Quebec move forward, BC’s carbon emissions are rising.
A presentation by Julie Gelfand, Federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development on her tabling of her recent report.
Renewed federal support for ocean protection will help protect BC’s ocean health, economy and First Nation cultures.
The #SeaLevelUprising art project sends message to leaders during First Ministers’ Meeting.
Conservation groups urge Canada to review a UN submission highlighting human rights and food security impacts of B.C.’s Site C dam.