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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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Environmental organizations, scientist, back in court to keep open-net fish farms out of Discovery Islands

Image by Province of B.C. Ecojustice lawyers are back in court this week and next to support former Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan’s decision to phase out salmon farms in B.C.’s Discovery Islands by June 2022. Ecojustice is representing the David Suzuki Foundation, Georgia Strait Alliance, Living Oceans Society, Watershed Watch, and independent biologist Alexandra Morton. Starting today, October 19, the court…

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Whale watching operators, recreational fishers routinely violating protection zone buffers and other measures put in place to protect Southern Resident killer whales

Canadian whale watching operators and recreational fishers are routinely violating the protection buffer zones between their vessels and endangered Southern Resident killer whales, and are even crossing into U.S. waters to pursue these whales. David Suzuki Foundation, Georgia Strait Alliance, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Raincoast Conservation Foundation, and WWF-Canada are calling for increased enforcement, prosecutions and penalties to deter…

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DFO’s engagement report on transitioning from open-net pen fish farms: Georgia Strait Alliance responds

Today, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) released a summary of its engagement findings regarding the federal government’s commitment to transition open-net pen fish farms in waters off the coast of B.C. to closed-containment facilities on land by 2025. In response, the Executive Director of Georgia Strait Alliance Christianne Wilhelmson, says: “We appreciate that DFO has shared their engagement…

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GSA responds to federal court dismissal of aquaculture operator injunction

Image by David Stanley, Flickr. Today, a federal court dismissed an injunction request from aquaculture operator Cermaq, which sought to reverse the decision by Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan to negate two transfer applications that would restock farmed fish at Cermaq facilities in the Discovery Islands.  In response to today’s decision, the Executive Director of…

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Oak Bay Marine Group obtains its first Clean Marine BC eco-certification

Image by Derek Ford. Oak Bay Marina is the first of the Oak Bay Marine Group to achieve eco-certification in Clean Marine BC, which helps boating facilities to reduce the impact of recreational boating on the Salish Sea and beyond through the implementation of improved environmental measures, including the reduction and containment of toxins, collection and…

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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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