British Columbia’s north coast oil tanker moratorium, covers the Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound – the waters between Alaska, Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island .
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This paper has been written to contribute to the discussion concerning local governments and their efforts to build more sustainable communities.
West Coast Environmental Law has reviewed the platforms of the BC Liberal Party, the BC NDP, and the BC Green Party on a number of key environmental issues.
West Coast is concerned that in the current debate around independent power producer projects, or IPPs, there is more heat being generated than light.
While direct reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions remain the top priority in meeting the provincial government’s commitment to a carbon neutral public sector and meeting provincial GHG targets, some emissions will remain to be offset.