Sierra Club BC in Court to Defend Iconic Species along Enbridge Route

Pacific Humpback Whale

Environmental groups went to court earlier this month to challenge the federal government over its failure to meet its legal responsibilities under the Species at Risk Act and protect endangered species.

Read the press release.

The lawsuit challenges the federal government’s multi-year delays in producing recovery strategies for four iconic species — the Pacific Humpback Whale, Nechako White Sturgeon, Marbled Murrelet and Southern Mountain Caribou. Critical habitat for all four species would be impacted by the construction and operation of the Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker routes, among other proposed developments.

Sierra Club BC joins the David Suzuki Foundation, Greenpeace Canada,  Wildsight and Wilderness Committee in federal court  in Vancouver on Jan 8 and 9 2013, represented by Ecojustice lawyers.

Read the full story here.


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Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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