We did it! Thank you West Vancouver + Gibsons!
June 20, 2020
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Gibsons council: email@example.com
Email Squamish council: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email West Vancouver council: email@example.com
The science is clear: we cannot build new fossil fuel infrastructure in a climate emergency.1 We need to keep the pressure up.
Executive Director, My Sea to Sky
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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