We did it! Thank you West Vancouver + Gibsons!

Example natural gas liquefaction plant, to convert natural gas into a liquefied state.

With unanimous votes, both West Vancouver and Gibsons councils have supported motions stating

that they do not support an extension of the Environmental Assessment Certificate for Woodfibre LNG unless the extension includes a condition that Woodfibre LNG must meet the IPCC targets for its operation within the District of Squamish to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030 and 100% by 2050.

They've joined Squamish and Bowen Island in holding Woodfibre LNG accountable for its local greenhouse gas emissions. Woot woot!

This is a critical move, especially because there is no public engagement for this process. So the only way that Howe Sound communities can inform this decision is through local governments.

To understand the process, and why these motions are important, read my letter to the editor.

If you live in these communities, please take a moment to send a quick thank you to your council for standing up for our climate. Be kind and respectful, keep it short and sweet, and include your address.

Email Bowen Island council: mayorandcouncil@bimbc.ca

Email Gibsons council: mayorandcouncil@gibsons.ca

Email Squamish council: council@squamish.ca

Email West Vancouver council: mayorandcouncil@westvancouver.ca

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The science is clear: we cannot build new fossil fuel infrastructure in a climate emergency.1 We need to keep the pressure up.

With determination,

Tracey

Executive Director, My Sea to Sky

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REFERENCES

1. Tong D et al (2019) Committed emissions from existing energy infrastructure jeopardize 1.5°C climate target. Nature, 572, 373–377. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1364-3 

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  • Frank Sterle Jr.
    commented 2020-07-03 14:21:02 -0700
    What seems to induce euphoria for narrow-minded people like Kenney and the superfluously wealthy, like Donald (What, me worry?) Trump, are the (according to Trump’s tweets) “creation of JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!”—assuming they’re actual rather than just political and wishful—or some economic stimulation, however intangible when compared to the Big Business destruction and max-exploitation of our natural environment, resources, and/or even hard labourers.
    Indeed, it still seems as though to have a regular livable-wage job, ergo reliable food and shelter, in contemporary Western society is increasingly being considered a privilege.
    (Frank Sterle Jr.)
  • Larry Smallwood
    commented 2020-06-23 09:17:25 -0700
    A great start!!
  • Tracey Saxby
    published this page in Updates 2020-06-20 14:26:12 -0700