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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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GSA responds to DFO Minister renewing BC fish farm licences for two years

Today, the federal Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Joyce Murray, announced a two-year renewal of licences for marine finfish aquaculture facilities in B.C., outside of the Discovery Islands, which were due to expire on June 30, 2022. In response, Georgia Strait Alliance’s Biodiversity Campaigner Lucero González Ruiz, said: “Wild salmon are in a state of emergency…

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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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Harbour Authority of Salt Spring Island eco-certifies all eight facilities

Image by Chris Boulsbee. The Harbour Authority of Salt Spring Island has certified all eight of its facilities in Clean Marine BC, an eco-certification program that supports boating facilities to make improvements that benefit the marine environment and also extend to business operations. The eight facilities, located around Salt Spring Island, have all achieved four-anchor ratings…

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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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North and West Vancouver boat clubs are newest to eco-boating program

Burrard Yacht Club’s eagle platform. Image by Chris-Boulsbee North Vancouver’s Burrard Yacht Club and West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Sailing Club are the newest certified members of Clean Marine BC, Georgia Strait Alliance’s eco-certification program that supports recreational boating facilities to reduce the impact of their operations on Burrard Inlet, the Salish Sea and beyond.  Clean Marine BC…

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Regulatory Charge (fee) for Vessel Remediation Fund

GSA view on proposed Transport Canada fund

Transport Canada Let’s Talk Transportation online submission Re: Regulatory Charge (Fee) Proposal for Vessel Remediation Fund We’d like to acknowledge the great progress that has been made in recent years by the Government of Canada in addressing the problem of wrecked, abandoned and hazardous vessels. As a charitable organization that works to protect and restore the marine environment and promote…

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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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