Party like there’s no tomorrow, so that we can have one

Two young people posing at a welcome table at the Sue Big Oil launch party

By Andrew Gage In February I went to a party. A first-of-its-kind party, called a “Sue Big Oil House Party.” The youth organization Shake Up the Establishment and West Coast Environmental Law had come up with unique games and activities to get people laughing and talking about climate change. Dozens of people came out to […]

Why Vancouver City Council should Sue Big Oil: Our presentation to Council

March 2, 2023 West Coast Environmental Law gave a presentation to Vancouver City Council this week regarding the City’s 2023 draft operational budget, urging Council to include the climate lawsuit in the budget as per Council’s July 2022 commitment to do so. See our presentation to Council (below). Unfortunately, Council voted that evening to pass […]

Gibsons votes to support Sue Big Oil: here’s how your town can too

Person stands on the shore overlooking Gibsons Landing, mountains across the water.

On March 7, 2023 the Town of Gibsons Council heard from a delegation of its residents who are concerned about the costs of climate change. Dawn Allen and Alaya Boisvert, supported by friends and neighbours, spoke passionately about the ways that climate change is already harming Gibsons. They pointed out that the community cannot afford […]