The West Vancouver Council recently voted unanimously to support
warnings on gas pumps to warn motorists about the impact driving
has on the environment. This is a first in Canada, and follows the
example of several cities in California. Our congratulations to Our Horizon
– the organization behind the idea in Canada, who worked
with District Staff to develop the resolution.
The Council voted to put forward the following resolution at the September 21/25,
2015 Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)
conference and the June 5/8, 2015 Federation of Canadian
Municipalities (FCM) convention:
Whereas there is evidence that combustion of petroleum products
such as gas and diesel in vehicle engines contributes to
greenhouse gas emissions that affect natural systems in ways
that are injurious to human health and the
Whereas point-of-sale warning labels have been required for
other consumables, such as tobacco products, which has
effectively curbed use of harmful products,
Therefore be it resolved that all vendors of retail petroleum
products in Canada be legislated to provide warning labels on
all pump handles (pump talkers), and that those companies who
do not have this feature on their pump handle be obligated to
fit them with the plastic sleeves which will allow warning labels
to be displayed.
Although warning stickers won't be required on gas
tanks unless or until the Council receives support from other
municipalities in BC and Canada through the UBCM and
FCM, there may be voluntary action in the near future. Mayor
Smith offered that, "through his interests
in the petroleum distribution business, he would rebrand the pump
talkers at those facilities in which he has influence."
Reportedly, he's prepared to start putting
stickers on his pumps right away.
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