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Legal, community groups asking B.C. premier to clarify liability issues for climate change

Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 9:20 AM | By Ian Burns

A number of organizations in British Columbia are calling for the provincial government to adopt a law that would require fossil fuel companies to share in the cost of the damage they say B.C. communities are experiencing due to climate change.

A letter signed by more than 50 legal, environmental, Indigenous, human rights and faith groups is asking Premier John Horgan to bring in a Liability for Climate-Related Harm Act. According to Andrew Gage, a staff lawyer at letter signatory West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL), the...