An Open Letter to Premier Christy Clark
Honourable Christy Clark Premier of British Columbia
Parliament Buildings Victoria BC V8V 1X4
Dear Premier Clark:
I applaud the fact that your government has been consistent in requiring five conditions to be met before you will support enhanced heavy oil tanker traffic off our coast. Consistency is important in providing certainty to the public, business and investors alike. It is for this reason that I am writing to you to seek some further clarification on the second and third of your five conditions. As written, these conditions require:
“World-leading marine oil-spill response, prevention and recovery systems for B.C.’s coastline and ocean to manage and mitigate the risks and costs of heavy-oil pipelines and shipments.”
“World-leading practices for land oil spill prevention, response and recovery systems to manage and mitigate the risks and costs of heavy oil pipelines.”
Finance and Government Services Committee is only the first of many public input opportunities for Core Review
Thursday, October 3, 2013
The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services (SCFGS) clarified Wednesday that it is the first of many opportunities for the public to provide input on the Core Review currently being undertaken by the British Columbia government.
Andrew Weaver calls for moratorium on dilbit tanker traffic from Burnaby port
Vancouver, BC: The British Columbia government has rejected the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline due in part to inadequate preparedness for potential marine and land heavy oil spills, while ignoring the fact that the heavy oil, diluted bitumen (dilbit), is shipped weekly from Burnaby, posing serious risks to BC’s coast.
AGM 2013 - New Faces, New Ideas
This special edition newsletter will fill you in on the 2013 Annual General Meeting if you weren't able to attend. By all accounts it was a great day! We saw lots of new and familiar faces, exchanged ideas and shared many laughs - especially when Andrew was given his new MLA toolkit! Read on to meet key people and find out what policies were approved.
BC Green Party reveals over $100 million federal spending supporting Enbridge tanker plans
VICTORIA, BC – Today, Dr. Andrew Weaver, MLA (Oak Bay-Gordon Head) and Deputy Leader of the BC Green Party and Elizabeth May, MP (Saanich-Gulf Islands) and leader of the Green Party of Canada held a joint press conference to review the federal and provincial issues at play in relation to new information received by the party.
“Documents obtained from Environment Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans reveal that at a time when core science is being cut across the Government of Canada, tax dollars are being spent to do Enbridge’s homework for them,” said Andrew Weaver.