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Environment Canada21. May 2023

No More Oil and Gas Exploration in This Marine Ecosystem

Chevron has surrendered 19 offshore oil and gas permits in British Colombia – a win for environmental groups and the planet at large.

“We are pleased that these permits have been taken off the books. This outcome […] removes a threat to the full protection of these two important and unique areas and represents an important win for conservation,” says Ian Miron, a staff lawyer at Ecojustice.

The newly-protected areas are home to some of the rarest and oldest reefs in the world that have the ability to remove between 136 and 317 tonnes of CO2 daily. The reefs are largely located within the Scott Islands, one of the most diverse marine ecosystems on Canada’s west coast. This important milestone will protect both the unique coral reefs and critical seabird habitats.

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