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Conservation groups demand emergency protections for endangered killer whales as Trans Mountain expansion intensifies threats

Federal promises made for endangered whales during Trans Mountain Expansion approval are unfulfilled, groups say

Six conservation groups are urging the federal government to implement an emergency order — a mechanism that allows Ottawa to intervene when there are imminent threats to species at risk — to protect endangered southern resident killer whales from threats to their survival and recovery.   Ecojustice, on behalf of their clients, sent a petition to the minister of fisheries and…

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Action needed for Southern Resident Killer Whales

On May 7, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced the 2024 management measures to support Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) recovery. In response, Georgia Strait Alliance’s Campaign Manager russ elliott, said: “While there are some superficial changes, there is nothing substantively new in this year’s measures: only the seasonal addition of a voluntary vessel slowdown area that covers…

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GSA & allies in court to save wild salmon from fish farms

The Minister’s decision to not reissue licences for Discovery Islands fish farms must stand if the Pacific salmon are to survive. VANCOUVER/UNCEDED xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (MUSQUEAM), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (SQUAMISH) AND səlilwətaɬ (TSLEIL-WAUTUTH) TERRITORIES: Ecojustice lawyers — representing the David Suzuki Foundation, Georgia Strait Alliance, Living Oceans Society, Watershed Watch Salmon Society and independent biologist Alexandra Morton — are back in court to support…

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Roberts Bank Terminal 2 opposition demands answers

Environmentalists, communities, and unions stand together. Watch the full press conference below Press conference today highlights government’s weak reasoning to sacrifice wildlife and ecosystems in the name of jobs and economy are based on false justifications and incomplete facts. VANCOUVER/UNCEDED xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (MUSQUEAM), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (SQUAMISH) AND səlilwətaɬ (TSLEIL-WAUTUTH) TERRITORIES — Labour, community, and environmental groups have come…

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Conservation groups challenge Roberts Bank T2 Project approval

The groups remain undeterred in their decade long fight to protect the 73 remaining Southern Resident Killer Whales. The David Suzuki Foundation, Georgia Strait Alliance, Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Wilderness Committee, represented by Ecojustice, have filed an application for a judicial review in the Federal Court, challenging the federal government’s decision to approve the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project,…

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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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GSA responds to removal of Discovery Islands fish farms

DFO Minister announces licences for 15 open-net pen fish farms not renewed

Today, the federal Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Joyce Murray, announced she will not renew licences for 15 open-net pen fish farms in the Discovery Islands, upholding the previous direction that former minister Bernadette Jordan established but was set aside – a ruling based on procedural fairness – by a federal judge. In response, Georgia Strait…

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Kelowna Yacht Club earns top eco-certification

Kelowna Yacht Club achieves 5-anchor Clean Marine BC certification

Kelowna Yacht Club is the first freshwater marina in the province to achieve a five-anchor rating from Clean Marine BC, and the first to be certified in the interior by the voluntary eco-certification program for marinas, harbour authorities, yacht clubs, and boatyards. Clean Marine BC is run by Georgia Strait Alliance, a non-profit marine conservation organization. Boating facilities undergo an…

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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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