VICTORIA— News that a pipeline operated by Enbridge has spilled more than three million litres of oil into a Michigan river has left British Columbians deeply concerned about the company’s plan to run a twinned pipeline from the Alberta tarsands to the port of Kitimat, say New Democrats.
VICTORIA— New Democrat environment critic Rob Fleming is hoping for bi-partisan support for the Species at Risk Protection Act – which would protect British Columbia’s endangered species and their habitat.
VICTORIA— Three years after an all-party committee reported back to the legislature, the B.C. Liberals are no closer to fostering a sustainable aquaculture industry and protecting wild salmon in British Columbia’s waters, say the New Democrats.
And opposition agriculture critic Lana Popham said that’s a loss for the economy and the environment.
VICTORIA— New Democrat environment critic Rob Fleming says a report released by two major environment organizations today concludes that the B.C. Liberals so-called low carbon fuel requirement could actually result in an increase in greenhouse gas emissions and is more evidence of the B.C. Liberals environmental hypocrisy.
VICTORIA - Today, in honour of Earth Day, New Democrat environment critic Rob Fleming is reintroducing legislation which would take poisonous pesticides off store shelves and prevent the unnecessary use of these toxic chemicals in schoolyards and playgrounds.
VICTORIA— Starting tomorrow, British Columbians will have to pay more for energy-saving appliances because of the B.C. Liberals’ HST agenda, says New Democrat environment critic Rob Fleming.
“Today is the last day to buy energy-saving appliances in British Columbia before they are slapped with a seven per cent tax increase. This is yet another impact of the B.C. Liberals' HST deception,” said Fleming.
VICTORIA— B.C. Liberal cuts to environmental monitoring and enforcement have reduced the government's capacity to monitor air quality, something that raises questions for Kamloops residents concerned about a proposed plant that would burn creosote-soaked railway ties, says New Democrat environment critic Rob Fleming . The plant has already received permit approvals from the Ministry.
VICTORIA— Deep cuts to environmental monitoring have left families in Prince George wondering whether the air their children breathe is safe, says New Democrat environment critic Rob Fleming .
VICTORIA—Yesterday’s budget is clear evidence that the B.C. Liberals have abandoned their environmental promises, say New Democrats.
“The latest B.C. Liberal budget cuts programs to create green jobs by retrofitting buildings to be more energy efficient and fails to provide a roadmap for fighting climate change and reducing energy consumption,” said New Democrat environment critic Rob Fleming .
VICTORIA— An outbreak of deadly salmon anemia on Chilean fish farms is further evidence of the need for British Columbia’s salmon farming industry to move to ocean-based closed containment say New Democrats.