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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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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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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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