Fossil Fuel Development
All phases of construction, manufacturing, and transportation of fossil fuel projects result in major impacts and threats to fish and wildlife habitat, water quality/quantity, marine environment, air quality, and public safety.
History has shown that land and sea pollution is guaranteed from tankers and pipelines. The risk of spills is high and the consequences of a major event are potentially catastrophic. Further development of fossil fuel energy sources exacerbates climate change and puts us on the wrong path into the future, while alternative energy makes economic, social and environmental sense.
Even the retiring Auditor General clearly outlines what others have been saying for years – we need a national climate change policy. Other levels of government are actively working on this issue owing to its importance. It is blatantly obvious that the Federal government is not showing any leadership on this issue while openly promoting the expansion and development of the tar sands.
2014 Federal Auditor reports on:
- Environmental monitoring of oil sands – http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/att__e_39877.html
oil spills from ships – http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/parl_cesd_201012_01_e_34424.html
BC oil and gas