VANCOUVER — A brand new report says British Columbia’s Oil and Gasoline Fee is not taking motion that will shield the surroundings within the public curiosity, favouring as a substitute the businesses it’s supposed to police.
Creator Ben Parfitt accuses the Crown company of serving the pursuits of the trade and a provincial authorities that promotes fossil gas developments forward of the general public curiosity.
The report launched by the Canadian Centre for Coverage Alternate options highlights occasions when Parfitt says the fee hasn’t penalized corporations to the fullest extent for the development of unlicensed dams and violations of guidelines to guard endangered species.
The fee and provincial authorities didn’t instantly reply to requests for touch upon the report.
Parfitt says there can be a major ramp up in oil and gasoline trade actions as soon as liquefied pure gasoline crops are constructed on the B.C. coast, which can result in a rise in drilling and fracking.
The report says a brand new arm’s size company must be created to supervise regulatory compliance and…