Not one, but two legal challenges!

October 20, 2023
Tracey Saxby

Mini-demonstration in Squamish on October 17. Thank you to everyone that came out in the pouring rain to support council as they continue to hold Woodfibre LNG and FortisBC accountable.

In case you missed it: we are partnering with the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association to overturn project approvals for Woodfibre LNG and FortisBC, and hold the Federal and Provincial governments to account.

We've put together a kick-ass legal team and we currently have two legal actions underway:

1. Standing up for species at risk

Earlier this year, Minister Guilbeault amended the 2018 Federal Decision Statement to allow Woodfibre LNG to reduce the monitoring area for seals and sea lions by a shocking 98%.

This is likely to cause grave harm to endangered sea lions in Átl'ka7tsem Howe Sound. LEARN MORE

We're filing for a judicial review to challenge this decision. This will be precedent-setting litigation.

2. Stopping toxic water pollution

The BC Energy Regulator has issued a "temporary" permit to allow FortisBC to discharge effluent into the Squamish River for 15 months to "enable construction timelines" for FortisBC's tunnel.

This effectively avoids public scrutiny and oversight. LEARN MORE

We're filing a Notice of Appeal via the Environmental Appeal Board for British Columbia to cancel this permit.


To win, we need to raise $100,000

Can you chip in to pay for legal fees, expert peer review, access to information, and dedicated staff time to support these two legal challenges?

For donations under $1,000 please donate to the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association via Canada Helps.



For donations over $1,000 you can donate directly to the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association via cheque or e-transfer:

E-transfers can be sent to:

Sunshine Coast Conservation Association
Memo: Stop Woodfibre LNG

Cheques can be sent to:

Sunshine Coast Conservation Association
PO BOX 1969, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Memo: Stop Woodfibre LNG

All donations made to the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.


We're already 10% of the way to our goal

We never cease to be blown away by our amazing community.

In less than a day, 47 generous donors chipped in to raise $3,575.

Then a local Bowen Island resident contributed a whopping $10,000 to bring us to a total of $13,575.

With heartfelt gratitude to everyone that has contributed so far! Please chip in if you can.


Together we are fierce, we are determined, and we are going to win this.

Tracey Saxby

Executive Director
My Sea to Sky


My Sea to Sky is incredibly proud and grateful to say that we rely on the My Sea to Sky community for small donations that provide the majority of our funding. Since our launch in 2014, we have been funded through personal savings, family and friends; and powered by the passion of our volunteers. Your generous contribution will help us to run our critical campaigns to defend, protect, and restore Howe Sound. Can you chip in?