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All tailings ponds need immediate inspection: B.C. Green Party

For immediate release
Aug. 7, 2014

VICTORIA, B.C. – In light of the tragic industrial disaster at Mount Polley Mine south of Quesnel, the B.C. Green Party is calling on the provincial government to require every mine in the province to undertake an independent engineering report of their tailings storage facilities.

Statement from B.C. Green Party Leader Adam Olsen on Mt. Polley disaster

For immediate release
August 6, 2014

mountpolleybreach-940x600.jpg“The pictures and video of the breach are appalling. I was overwhelmed by a deep sadness seeing those images,” said Adam Olsen, Leader of the B.C. Green Party. “I am extremely concerned for the residents of the area whose health and safety are of utmost importance. I am grateful that no lives have been lost to this disaster.

Greens welcome landmark Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favour of Tsilhqot’in First Nation

VICTORIA – The BC Green Party today celebrates the Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous decision to acknowledge aboriginal title of the Tsilhqot'in First Nation to 1,700 square kilometres of land in British Columbia.

National Aboriginal Day 2014

The B.C. Green Party celebrates today with Canada’s aboriginal people.

Aboriginal communities in British Columbia have been thrust into the national spotlight by pipeline proposals, and LNG (liquefied natural gas) and other resource extraction industries. The B.C. Green Party supports Aboriginal efforts to assert and defend their rights that are enshrined in the Constitution.

With a federal ‘Yes’, it’s time for the provincial government to say ‘No’

Victoria B.C. - The B.C. Green Party is calling the Federal Cabinet decision that approved Enbridge’s controversial Northern Gateway pipeline deeply troubling for democracy. The majority of British Columbians have consistently been opposed to the pipeline, as was reiterated with the latest Nanos poll, showing 67% opposition.

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