Call on B.C. to phase out fossil fuels and end subsidies!

Numerous reports shared at the UN climate summit in Glasgow showed that current climate pledges and commitments to deliver them are nowhere close to what’s needed to avoid catastrophic climate change. The heatwaves, wildfires, flooding and mudslides of 2021 show that time is running out.

Credible climate action requires strong targets and consistent policies to reduce all our emissions as fast as possible, but to this day the B.C. government keeps approving and subsidizing new fossil fuel projects instead of phasing them out. All while infringing on the rights of Indigenous Peoples who seek to defend their lands and waters.

B.C. spends more on fossil fuel subsidies than on climate action, particularly through its gas royalty system, a handout so absurd that industry receives more money than what they pay back.

We need everyone to speak up and demand an end to oil and gas handouts. This will both drive down greenhouse gas emissions and help fund a just transition for oil and gas workers while we phase out fossil fuels.

Our updated email tool makes it easy for you to have your say. Feel free to use our suggested talking points or add your own. Once you hit submit, your comments will go directly to Premier Horgan; Minister of State for Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Nathan Cullen; Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, George Heyman; and Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Bruce Ralston.

We are in a climate emergency – call on B.C. to act like it