Emergency Management Costs and the Fossil Fuel Industry

Emergency management, climate change, Climate Compensation Act
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In January 2020, the BC government sought public input on the province's emergency management legislation. 

This submission, signed by 25 organizations and 4 leading academics, calls on the Province to better incorporate the increasing financial costs expected to prepare for, respond to and recover from forest fires, flooding, extreme weather and other climate-related emergencies. 

The submission also expresses concern that taxpayers may be on the hook for all of the rising emergency costs and urges the Province to enact a Climate Compensation Act – similar to those already in place to hold tobacco and opioid manufacturers liable for harm caused by their products – to allow for partial recovery of climate change emergency costs.

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