We already see that human-caused climate breakdown is having negative impacts in the Strait of Georgia, its watershed and the larger Salish Sea, and we know that we are running out of time to stop it. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) outlines that Canada’s oil and gas sector is the largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions and, while Canada has made many commitments to slow and stop our greenhouse gas emissions, we have missed each and every one of these targets and the federal government anticipates that we’re likely to miss our next targets.
Why aren’t we reducing our GHGs?
Right now, more than a dozen new or expanded oil, coal or liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities have been proposed or recently approved on the shores of the Salish Sea. These projects, which plan to ship North American fossil fuels to Asian markets, put our region in a unique situation to be able to curb the increases in greenhouse gas emissions from the fracking, methane and shipping associated with these projects.
What can you do?
Help us to create a green barricade for a safe and liveable climate where we can all live. At Georgia Strait Alliance, we’re focused on climate accountability in three main areas:
1. To stop the fossil fuel megaprojects, like the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the Woodfibre LNG project in Howe Sound, and many others around the Strait. Learn more about fossil fuel resistance!
3. To urge the Province to create a legal framework to protect B.C. taxpayers against the rising tide of climate change costs and give global fossil companies financial incentives to work to solve the climate crisis. Learn more about taking the Carbon Majors to court.
Let’s come together to build a better tomorrow.