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Chinook fisheries close as governments perpetuate policies at heart of crisis

VICTORIA, B.C. — The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced new fisheries closure measures for chinook Tuesday in an effort to save the at-risk salmon from disappearing from Canadian waters.

B.C. Greens introduce legislation to support companies pursuing environmental and social goals

VICTORIA, B.C. — The B.C. Green caucus introduced legislation today to provide a legal framework for B.C. businesses committed to pursuing social and environmental goals to incorporate as benefit companies under the Business Corporations Act.

B.C. zero-emission vehicle standard is CleanBC in action

VICTORIA, B.C. — Today's announcement of a ZEV standard marks a critical step towards creating a low carbon, innovative economy free from dependency on fossil fuels, and the implementation of a key piece of the B.C. Green’s vision that they have pushed for since the start of this minority government.

BC enables landmark emissions source same week report finds Canada warming at twice the global rate

VICTORIA, B.C. — Today, the BC NDP and BC Liberals passed into law tax credits and the fiscal regime for what will become the single largest point source of carbon emissions in Canada’s history two days after a government report confirmed Canada is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the world, with the North, the Prairies and northern British Columbia pushing to nearly three times the global rate.

BC Green Caucus: Response to Canada’s Changing Climate Report

VICTORIA, B.C. — “This report continues to tell the same story of our planet’s warming that science has demonstrated consistently and invariantly for the last 30 years, and our politicians continue to be as willfully blind to the evidence before them now as they were then,” said Dr. Andrew Weaver, leader of the BC Greens and award-winning lead author of four United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports. “Now more than ever it is critical that politicians advance policies that are informed by this evidence and chart a path forward. Progressive parties don’t rely on increased investments in fossil fuel infrastructure for their economic vision.

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