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