Orca tour: author & conservation expert Erich Hoyt coming to Vancouver

May 7, 2014 VANCOUVER, BC – Noted author and marine conservationist Erich Hoyt is the featured speaker when The Whale Trail’s Orca Tour 2014 comes to Vancouver on May 20, announced the Georgia Strait Alliance today. Erich Hoyt, the author of the books, Orca: The Whale Called Killer and Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, will speak on…

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Citizens shut out of Kinder Morgan hearings: GSA reacts

April 2, 2014 VANCOUVER – Today the National Energy Board (NEB) denied nearly half of those who applied to take part in its upcoming review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion their preferred method of participation. Of the 2,118 applications received, 452 were ‘downgraded’ by the NEB from intervenor to commenter status, and 468 were denied participation altogether. In addition, 400…

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International Drift Card Study Highlights Cross-Border Oil Spill Risks

March 21, 2014 To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on March 24th,  an international team of conservation groups will launch 650 ‘drift cards’ – biodegradable plywood cards, each with a unique serial number – along the oil tanker route that runs through the Gulf and San Juan islands.  The event, organized by Friends of the…

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Commitment to Environmental Protection Lacking in BC Budget

Future of BC built on shaky ground of LNG expansion

VICTORIA, BC – The 2014 Budget released by the provincial government today made clear that the future of BC is being bet on LNG expansion with little regard for environmental protection or the long-term climate change impacts that this and other fossil fuel proposals will have on the province. “As the industry and government are attempting to turn the Salish…

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Georgia Strait Alliance awards False Creek Harbour Authority top environmental rating

Today, the Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) presented False Creek Harbour Authority with the highest possible Clean Marine BC eco-rating certification at the 17th annual Harbour Authority Association of BC Conference at River Rock Resort.  This is the first time the coveted 5-anchor rating has been awarded. Clean Marine BC is a voluntary environmental best practices program for marinas, yacht clubs…

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Georgia Strait Alliance Promotes Green Boating

British Columbia boaters not only love the ocean blue, they love to keep it green! That’s why a BC environmental group has been working with boaters for 14 years to help keep local waters clean for generations to come. The Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) will have a booth again at this year’s Vancouver International Boat Show to help recreational boaters…

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Oil from a Kinder Morgan marine spill could foul Vancouver beaches within 24 hours

In response to Kinder Morgan’s application to twin the Trans Mountain pipeline, filed Monday with the National Energy Board, Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) have published initial results from a research project to map the potential spread of an oil spill along the Kinder Morgan tanker route. The study released wooden drift cards representing oil at locations on the…

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Salish Sea at highest risk of an oil spill in Canada

Georgia Strait Alliance responds to the Tanker Safety Expert Panel report December 3, 2013 VANCOUVER – Commenting on the publication today by Transport Canada of the Tanker Safety Expert Panel’s report on Canada’s ship-source oil spill preparedness and response regime, Alexandra Woodsworth, Energy and Shipping Campaigner at Georgia Strait Alliance said: “Today’s report reveals that the Salish Sea is already…

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Southeast False Creek: a true community honoured with int’l award

Award money donated to Georgia Strait Alliance November 29, 2013 VANCOUVER, BC: PWL Partnership is humbled and honoured to have had one of their projects selected as a recipient of the 2013 ULI Urban Open Space Award. The Urban Land Institute selected PWL’s Parks and Waterfront at Southeast False Creek as co-winner of the prestigious award, which they are proud…

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New Oil Spill Study Highlights Risk of Rising Tanker Traffic in the Salish Sea

October 24, 2013 Vancouver – Today, Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Georgia Strait Alliance launched a new initiative to study the potential spread of an oil spill in the waters around Vancouver, the Gulf and San Juan Islands, and along the Kinder Morgan oil tanker route through the Salish Sea. The environmental groups were joined by high school students from the…

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