OTTAWA--Sierra Club Canada has appealed to Ottawa City Council to reconsider the fate of the threatened Blanding’s Turtle as well as several other endangered and threatened species that reside in the area of the proposed Terry Fox Drive Extension. The City of Ottawa is forcing through a $47.7 million extension of Terry Fox Drive, the construction of which will sever and fragment this pristine and richly diverse area.
“Sierra Club Canada does not believe the citizens of Ottawa want to be responsible for any more extinctions and certainly not for something as trivial as another road,” said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada. “City Council must act responsibly at this important juncture to ensure Terry Fox Dr. extension does not go forth as planned.”... Read more »
The Sierra Club of Canada says it hopes to stop the extension of Terry Fox Drive through the sensitive wetland habitat of the threatened Blanding's turtle.
John Bennett, executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada, said the club will use its national network to ask concerned citizens to put pressure on politicians to stop the four-kilometre $47.7-million roadway.
"It's just a stupid, stupid plan. This is about greed and avarice and building more houses in a place that's not appropriate," Bennett said. "They don't need to build this road through this wetland."
Kanata North Councillor Marianne Wilkinson said the mitigation measures are important, and so is the road. She concedes the route might not be perfect, but said any road between north and south Kanata will have to pass through a natural area, causing some environmental disruption.... Read more »
OTTAWA--Sierra Club Canada is appealing the BC Supreme Court decision on the Gas N Go project in Comox Valley, British Columbia. The court ruled against Sierra Club Canada’s request to quash the issuing of a development permit for the gas station, which if built would devastate an important watershed.
“We have reviewed the judge’s decision and believe there are grounds for an appeal,” said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada. “This is an important case not only for protecting this estuary in the Comox Valley, but for other estuaries and watersheds in the rest of B.C. as well.”
Mike Bell, Chair of the Sierra Club Comox Valley, noted the local group was reinvigorated with the decision to appeal. “Gas service stations have a notorious reputation for polluting nearby bodies of water through spills and runoff”, said Bell.... Read more »
OTTAWA—Sierra Club Canada is urgently seeking green philanthropists to help it save civilization from looming catastrophes such as climate chaos and mass extinctions of species.
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