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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GSA is signatory on letter to federal Cabinet to end fossil fuel subsidies

To: The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources Canada The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change c.c. Federal Cabinet Re: Ending fossil fuel subsidies and public finance We welcome the commitments made by the Government of Canada to end subsidies and public financing for the fossil…

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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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Seismic survey threatens endangered whales

Image by Rachael Merrett. As the oceans become quieter amidst the global pandemic, an application for seismic surveys off the West Coast of Vancouver Island threatens the recovery of endangered Southern Resident killer whales. This week, in response, a coalition of conservation groups has written to the federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans to inform her…

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