Commitment to Environmental Protection Lacking in BC Budget

Future of BC built on shaky ground of LNG expansion

VICTORIA, BC – The 2014 Budget released by the provincial government today made clear that the future of BC is being bet on LNG expansion with little regard for environmental protection or the long-term climate change impacts that this and other fossil fuel proposals will have on the province. “As the industry and government are attempting to turn the Salish…

Read more »

Georgia Strait Alliance awards False Creek Harbour Authority top environmental rating

Today, the Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) presented False Creek Harbour Authority with the highest possible Clean Marine BC eco-rating certification at the 17th annual Harbour Authority Association of BC Conference at River Rock Resort.  This is the first time the coveted 5-anchor rating has been awarded. Clean Marine BC is a voluntary environmental best practices program for marinas, yacht clubs…

Read more »

Georgia Strait Alliance Promotes Green Boating

British Columbia boaters not only love the ocean blue, they love to keep it green! That’s why a BC environmental group has been working with boaters for 14 years to help keep local waters clean for generations to come. The Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) will have a booth again at this year’s Vancouver International Boat Show to help recreational boaters…

Read more »

Oil from a Kinder Morgan marine spill could foul Vancouver beaches within 24 hours

In response to Kinder Morgan’s application to twin the Trans Mountain pipeline, filed Monday with the National Energy Board, Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) have published initial results from a research project to map the potential spread of an oil spill along the Kinder Morgan tanker route. The study released wooden drift cards representing oil at locations on the…

Read more »

Salish Sea at highest risk of an oil spill in Canada

Georgia Strait Alliance responds to the Tanker Safety Expert Panel report December 3, 2013 VANCOUVER – Commenting on the publication today by Transport Canada of the Tanker Safety Expert Panel’s report on Canada’s ship-source oil spill preparedness and response regime, Alexandra Woodsworth, Energy and Shipping Campaigner at Georgia Strait Alliance said: “Today’s report reveals that the Salish Sea is already…

Read more »

Southeast False Creek: a true community honoured with int’l award

Award money donated to Georgia Strait Alliance November 29, 2013 VANCOUVER, BC: PWL Partnership is humbled and honoured to have had one of their projects selected as a recipient of the 2013 ULI Urban Open Space Award. The Urban Land Institute selected PWL’s Parks and Waterfront at Southeast False Creek as co-winner of the prestigious award, which they are proud…

Read more »

New Oil Spill Study Highlights Risk of Rising Tanker Traffic in the Salish Sea

October 24, 2013 Vancouver – Today, Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Georgia Strait Alliance launched a new initiative to study the potential spread of an oil spill in the waters around Vancouver, the Gulf and San Juan Islands, and along the Kinder Morgan oil tanker route through the Salish Sea. The environmental groups were joined by high school students from the…

Read more »

No time to waste: get building Victoria’s sewage treatment system now

New tests show vast contamination October 3, 2013 VICTORIA, BC – New tests confirm what local divers suspected: The CRD`s raw sewage discharge is contaminating a vast marine area off Victoria.  In a video "CRD sewage outfall pollution in Victoria BC" released August 11, commercial divers suspected sediments found over 5 kilometers from Victoria’s outfalls were raw sewage from the…

Read more »

GSA reacts to revelations that an oil spill could overwhelm BC’s capacity to respond

August 26, 2013 VANCOUVER – Commenting on documents obtained under Freedom of Information laws revealing that BC Ministry of Environment officials have warned that the province lacks the ability to manage oil spills from existing and future oil traffic, Alexandra Woodsworth, Energy and Shipping Campaigner at Georgia Strait Alliance, said: “This is the latest in a long line of warnings…

Read more »