When: Wednesday, February 3 at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET
Who: This virtual press conference is hosted by Stand.earth and West Coast Environmental Law.
Anna Barford, Canada Shipping Campaigner at Stand.earth
Michael Bissonnette, staff lawyer at West Coast Environmental Law
Dr. Judith Sayers, member of the Hupacasath First Nation and elected as the new president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council in September 2017
Join us for a virtual press conference launching Stand's latest report, investigating the regulations for cruise ship pollution along the West Coast – from California to Alaska.
If Canada is going to lift restrictions and allow cruise ships to return in the post-pandemic era, the federal government must act now to improve the laws and regulations that protect coastal waters from massive amounts of cruise ship pollution.
As this report illustrates, our coastal neighbours have led the way so far. The unique nature of Pacific coastal waterways and the sensitivity of these aquatic ecosystems call for even stronger protections before the cruise industry attempts to start up where it left off in 2019.
There will be a Q&A so please come prepared with any questions you have for our speakers.