Cabinet’s decision to approve Roberts Bank Terminal 2 ignores science

The project will have a devastating impact on Southern Resident killer whales and Chinook salmon

Cabinet’s decision to greenlight the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project is a step backwards for salmon and killer whales. This decision will have significant and permanent adverse effects on endangered Southern Resident killer whales and threatened Chinook salmon. The approved expansion will double the capacity of the existing Port of Vancouver and Westshore facility (near Delta, British Columbia), extending it…

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BC Climate Action Report Card grades the Province with an ‘F’

Broad coalition calls for urgent climate action from B.C. Premier-designate David Eby to prevent more fires, floods, and fossil fuel expansion

Youth demand climate action at the Global Climate Strike in Squamish, September 2019. Photo: Tracey Saxby The BC Climate Emergency Campaign has issued a failing grade to the Province for its progress on implementing 10 urgent actions to confront the climate emergency. The Report Card is based on an open letter that was first published in…

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HISTORIC WIN: Vancouver votes to fund climate lawsuit against Big Oil

VANCOUVER/Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – The Sue Big Oil campaign applauds the City of Vancouver’s historic vote this afternoon [6-5] to allocate funds towards a future class action lawsuit by local governments against global oil and gas companies for climate costs. The commitment is a first step in the Sue Big Oil campaign’s call for BC local governments to…

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Georgia Strait Alliance responds to new TMX conditions

Image by Jennie Wyatt. Yesterday, the Province of B.C. released the long-awaited new Environmental Assessment conditions for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In response, Georgia Strait Alliance’s Energy Campaigner Andrew Radzik said: “The new conditions – to study the human health impacts of an oil spill and the collection of baseline data for B.C. shorelines in…

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New analysis finds the BC climate plan still lags behind Pacific Coast neighbours

Since 2010, B.C. has experienced a 10.7% increase in emissions, which is considered to be very high. The Province’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions inventory shows that in the first year of data available under CleanBC, emissions continued to rise, and the federal inventory shows that they are rising faster than the national average.      Last week, the B.C. Government released…

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GSA responds to CleanBC: a climate roadmap going nowhere

Image by Gerd Altmann, Pixaby. Andrew Radzik, Energy Campaigner at Georgia Strait Alliance, responds to the Province’s CleanBC Roadmap announced today, saying:  “People across BC felt the climate crisis this year. Hundreds died during the Heat Dome event, thousands were evacuated due to wildfires, and hundreds of thousands faced choking smoke. We desperately need a bold…

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GSA statement on B.C.’s “climate gap” nearly doubling

On Wednesday, the Provincial government released its 2020 Climate Change Accountability Report. It shows that B.C. is far from meeting its legally-mandated 2030 climate goal. A major reason is because the oil and gas industry in B.C. now emits more climate pollution than all other industries in the province combined, while other industrial sectors have reduced their emissions. In response,…

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B.C. Government breaks promise on key climate deadline

Image by Unsplash. The Province of British Columbia has missed its own deadline to complete the CleanBC plan, another in a long string of broken promises on climate action. The government had promised to unveil additional climate actions to meet its 2030 target by December 5, 2020. Despite Premier Horgan’s repeated assurances that Liquefied Natural Gas…

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GSA responds to TMX decision by the Federal Court of Appeal

Photo credit: Carla Hunt. Today, the Federal Court of Appeal released its decision regarding six challenges made by the Coldwater Indian Band, the Squamish Nation, the Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribes, and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation regarding consultation with Indigenous communities affected by the Trans Mountain project following the project’s second approval by the federal government last June. In response,…

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