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Dec 14, 2022 6 tweets 5 min read
BREAKING: @HSBC just announced that it will stop financing any new oil and gas fields! This is HUGE.

Now @RBC should follow its lead, stop financing fossil fuels, and #DefundClimateChaos 🧵 Image @HSBC @RBC @decolonialsol @350Canada @CANRacCanada @leadnowca @GreenpeaceCA @Tzeporah @Indigenous_ca @ecojustice_ca @Gidimten HSBC is the first of the major global banks to announce this phaseout. Now, all the other banks can see that it's possible to choose to stop funding new fossil fuel fields.

There's no excuse for other major fossil fuel financiers like @RBC
Nov 7, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
.@RBC has invested more than 9.22 billion dollars in fossil fuels since joining the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)

Net zero means no new fossil fuel investments. 1/ 🧵… @RBC .@RBC 's 9.22 Billion in fossil fuel investments since Oct 2021 would cover 25% of disaster relief costs in Pakistan, as millions recover from devastating flooding.
Instead of investing in climate devastation & displacement, RBC could support communities impacted by fossil fuels.
Jun 1, 2022 7 tweets 7 min read
1/ @TotalEnergies' East African Crude Oil Pipeline is corporate colonialism in action.

We're unraveling the financial web of the world’s largest proposed pipeline. It's time to #StopEACOP & invest in a climate-safe future.

🧵 Who's banking on EACOP? ⬇️ 2/ Canada’s #1 fossil fuel bank is bankrolling the EACOP pipeline – threatening drinking water of 40 million AND worsening the climate emergency.

We don’t have time for fossil fools: tell @RBC to stop investing in climate chaos now ⬇️
#RBCIsKillingMe #cdnpoli Text reading RBC has $25282...
Jun 1, 2022 16 tweets 14 min read
HAPPENING NOW: New report on "Resisting Corporate Colonialism" unravels the financial web behind EACOP.


Tune into the livestream w/ leaders around the world to #StopEACOP & follow along with our live-tweeting!

JOIN NOW:… .@AmyG_Standearth kicks-off grounding us in how @TotalEnergies' EACOP risks harming the lives & livelihoods of millions.

"This is not just a climate issue. This is a climate justice issue." 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
Sep 28, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
‼️ BC judge denies application to extend injunction at Fairy Creek ‼️

Amazing news for all the forest defenders who continue to stand for old growth and for justice at Ada’itsx @SaveFairyCreek 👏 #FairyCreek #bcpoli… In his ruling, Justice Thompson says “methods of enforcement of the court's order have led to serious and substantial infringement of civil liberties, including impairment of the freedom of the press to a marked degree” #FairyCreek
Sep 25, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
Ever heard that Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is a climate-friendly fuel? Well, you’ve been sold a lie. LNG, made up of methane, is one of the fastest growing threats to our climate. RT to expose the truth about #LNG. #bcpoli #cdnpoli Didn't think we'd need to say this, but the responses we're getting on this tweet really prove our point: the fossil fuel industry has done a great job convincing the public that "natural gas" is good. It's not. Read more here:…
Sep 22, 2020 26 tweets 21 min read
We’re live at #ClimateWeekNYC! Our “Cities Lead: Phasing Out Fossil Fuels” event is happening 2-3:30pm ET today. Follow along here as we hear from local leaders who are using regulatory policies to stop the growth of the fossil fuel industry. #SAFECities Image It’s not too late to join our #ClimateWeekNYC event to hear from city and county council members about the growing strategy of using local regulatory policies to phase out fossil fuels and push for a clean energy future. Join us NOW:… #SAFECities
Sep 17, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
The BC government announced a stimulus package today containing less than half the recommended funds to address climate change.

The west coast is burning. BC is choking on smoke. Maybe we should listen to the science on climate change? 🙃 #bcpoli… “I am disappointed that Premier @jjhorgan would ignore the recommendations of their own handpicked advisory body on climate.” - @Tzeporah

The Climate Solutions Council recommended at least $500M be committed to climate mitigation and adaptation. BC fell far short, under 50%.
Sep 12, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
Today an explosive new report on old growth recommended immediate logging deferrals for the most at-risk old forests across BC. So far, the BC government’s response has left most of those areas on the chopping block.

Our full release:… BC has yet more evidence for the need to defend old forests, and a clear path for next steps. Today’s announcement from the province shows they have a ways to go before we can be sure they are adhering to those recommendations. We need more deferrals for at-risk old growth, ASAP.
Sep 11, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
We still have a chance to defend old growth forests in BC. But barely.

There are only about 415,000 hectares of old forest remaining where you can find large trees. To put that in perspective, that’s less than 1% of forests in the entire province.

The majority are unprotected. Image Our communities depend on these old forests staying standing. Healthy forests provide clean air, drinking water, and mitigate flooding & fires. They also store massive amounts of carbon and are more resilient to climate change. That’s top of mind with so much smoke in the air.
Aug 21, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
Step 1: Big & bold commitments means setting goals to clean up fashion supply chains. Detailed & public reporting is the only way for the industry to be held accountable and stay on track! Read the report to learn what cos should do. #FossilFreeFashion Image Step 2: Fashion brands have a GHG problem because they manufacture where coal-fired power is a large proportion of grid electricity and they even have plans for more coal!
Read the @standearth report to learn how fashion can clean up! Image
Jul 16, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
BREAKING: Green groups @standearth @NRDC are calling out @ProcterGamble's #ItsOurHome campaign for ignoring protection of the climate-critical boreal forest & threatened species habitat in Canada, where the company sources huge quantities of fiber… #cdnpoli This Bloomberg article includes critiques of @ProcterGamble's #ItsOurHome campaign:…

"Direct emissions make up a small fraction of P&G’s total greenhouse-gas footprint. The rest of the emissions account for more than 98% of its annual total." @akshat
Jul 14, 2020 12 tweets 11 min read
BREAKING: #COVID19 cruise restrictions prevent over 30 billion litres of pollution dumping into Canada's Pacific Ocean waters. Read the press release:… And follow along on the press conference with @standearth @WWFCanada:… #cdnpoli "This report exposes the staggering amount of water pollution cruise ship traffic releases into B.C. coastal waters in non-pandemic years. It begs the question: How can we build back better in the future to confidently welcome back cruise ships?" -Anna Barford of @standearth
Jul 8, 2020 8 tweets 6 min read
#GreenRecovery principle 1/7: Aligning support with the ambitious climate action Canadians need by driving a zero-emission transition that prioritizes the #1o5 global warming scenario. Image #GreenRecovery principle 2/7: When taxpayer funds are supporting industry, that money needs to have strings attached—let’s safeguard economic stability and secure jobs. Image
Jun 8, 2020 11 tweets 6 min read
Happy #WorldOceansDay! Today we’re standing up for our blue planet and in solidarity with coastal communities by pressuring the cruise industry to clean up its act. Are you in?

RSVP for the global rally today at 12pm PDT and help #CleanUpCruising:… Image We’re LIVE for #WorldOceansDay. Join the first-of-its-kinda virtual rally with port communities from across the world talking about cruise industry pollution:….
Jun 4, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
#BREAKING new research reveals that the majority of productive old growth forests in BC are gone, and most of what’s left is slated to be logged.… The provincial government claims that there are 13.2 million hectares of old-growth forest in B.C.

But independent analysis shows that only about 400,000 hectares of old forest can support the growth of large trees. Of that, about 75% is slated to be logged.

Photo:Jakob Dulisse Image
May 21, 2020 5 tweets 6 min read
Chevron is the largest greenhouse gas emitting private company in history and continues to fight against international commitments to curb emissions. @Chevron should commit to the Paris Agreement’s goal of net zero by 2050. #AntiChevronDay #TrueCostOfChevron Image .@Chevron deliberately dumped 16 billion gallons of toxic oil waste into the Ecuadorian Amazon, lost a $9.5 billion lawsuit yet refuses to pay to clean it up! #AntiChevron #TrueCostOfChevron #ChevronToxico #DiaAntiChevron
May 11, 2020 7 tweets 4 min read
1/6 BREAKING: Our new report with @envirodefence @equiterre reveals 70% of Alberta’s oil sands are foreign-owned, but Canadian taxpayers are still paying giant subsidies to keep the industry afloat:… #abpoli #cdnpoli Image 2/6 We’ll say it again for the people in the back: Foreign funders were hiding right in @jkenney backyard all along! The Big 5 companies transferred $8B in profits in 2019 to their mostly foreign shareholders, while government subsidies have increased in the past 5 yrs.
Jan 2, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
📣On Jan 1st, a huge new international law came into effect, essentially ending the use of high-sulfur heavy fuel oil in shipping. *But ships are still bypassing the law with ‘emissions cheat systems’ - aka ‘scrubbers’.* 2. This new law from @IMOHQ should have an enormous impact on the shipping industry, as most ships still burn one of the dirtiest fuels on earth. But ships can cheat the system by installing ‘scrubbers,’ and keep using heavy fuel oil through a big loophole in the law.
Dec 10, 2019 9 tweets 8 min read
#BREAKING a new coalition is forming to demand the federal government release the true costs of the #TransMountain pipeline.

We’re #live at @UBCIC at #StopTMX #cdnpoli #ClimateJustice Image Eugene Kung from @WCELaw discusses how it is harder to get access to information about the pipeline now that it is federally owned.

How is the Canadian government less transparent than a Texas-based pipeline corporation? #TMX #cdnpoli Image
Dec 10, 2019 6 tweets 7 min read
BREAKING: A growing number of voices — including First Nations, economists, and environmental organizations — are calling out the Canadian federal government for hiding the true cost of the #TransMountainPipeline. Watch the press conference now 👇#cdnpoli… “We’re urging federal parties to demand official discussion around the financial reality of the #TransMountainPipeline. Upward of $9B — or more — would go a long way to supporting oil & gas workers in Alberta and helping build a clean economy.” -Alexandra Woodsworth @dogwoodbc