The current royalty system, which gives out significantly more royalty credits to oil and gas companies that it takes in revenue from the industry, is B.C.’s largest single fossil fuel subsidy.

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Bruce Ralston, B.C.’s Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, recently wrote an editorial called Let’s Talk Fossil Fuel Subsidies in BC, which was published in the Tyee. …

In November 2021, the New York City Council’s Committee on Environmental Protection held a hearing on bill Intro 2317 which would ban gas hookups in new construction and major retrofits. Photo credit: Peter Olexa from Pexels

Watch out for your wallets this winter, because home heating costs are surging as natural gas prices are set to skyrocket. With the coldest months of winter on the way and half of American homes reliant on this energy source for heating, the price of natural gas in the U.S…

The grand opening of Amazon’s Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle comes on the heels of a major climate commitment by the company to finally address its cargo shipping pollution. But that commitment has environmental advocates asking — why so little, so late?

Activists marched to Amazon’s Seattle headquarters in August 2021 to deliver a petition signed by 20,000 people calling on the company to switch to zero-emissions cargo ships by 2030. Photo credit: Stand.earth

By Kendra Ulrich, Shipping Campaigns Director, Stand.earth

The grand opening celebration of Amazon’s Climate Pledge Arena comes on the heels of another major climate announcement made by the company recently, to finally address an important source of its climate pollution from transoceanic cargo shipping.

The Climate Pledge Arena’s zero-carbon certification…

Stand.earth investigation reveals human rights abuses, forest destruction in sourcing practices of world’s largest consumer goods company

Graphic via Stand.earth

The world’s largest consumer goods company, Procter & Gamble, is taking the heat after a new investigative report by environmental advocacy organization Stand.earth exposed human rights abuses, and old growth and primary forest destruction, in the company’s pulp and palm oil supply chains.

The report, which came out at the…

Here’s a look at where the federal parties stand

Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, left to right, Green Party Leader Annamie Paul, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole pose for an official photo before the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, September 9, 2021. Sean Kilpatrick/Pool via REUTERS

While other industrial democracies have managed to bend the curve on their climate emissions, Canada’s have continued to rise. In fact, Canada now has the worst climate record of any of the G7 nations. …

In Whatcom County, WA, a community-led process has delivered a landmark policy protecting against fossil fuel expansion

“Whatcom County’s policy is a blueprint that any community, including refinery communities, can use to take action to stop fossil fuel expansion.”
— Matt Krogh, Campaign Director for Stand.earth’s SAFE Cities movement

In the northwestern corner of Washington state, Whatcom County has just become the first county in the nation…

The world’s largest consumer goods company continues to fail to address concerns over its deforestation and forest degradation in the boreal forest of Canada and tropical forests of Indonesia and Malaysia.

An example of a clearcut in the boreal forest in Ontario, Canada. Photo credit: River Jordan

It’s been more than 100 days since Procter & Gamble’s shareholders told the company to do something about the forest sourcing impacts in its supply chains, but a coalition of environmental advocacy groups are raising the alarm over the fact that the company continues to do almost nothing to address…

In viral videos seen by 300,000+, youth activists on TikTok & Instagram target the world’s largest consumer goods company & its Charmin toilet paper brand over concerns about caribou habitat, boreal forest destruction, and Indigenous sovereignty.

Graphic credit: Washington Youth for Climate Justice

The kids are all right, as the saying goes. But they’re also mad as hell — at Procter & Gamble, for its greenwashing — after watching the world’s largest consumer goods company promote things like tree planting initiatives while decimating the boreal forest in Canada to make Charmin toilet paper.

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