Sponsors: Cariboo Regional District
NCLGA Executive Recommendation: No Recommendation | Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships
WHEREAS vehicle emissions create a public health risk of chronic diseases including cancer as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases;
AND WHEREAS Idle Free BC supports efforts to reduce unnecessary vehicle idling:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NCLGA and UBCM lobby the Provincial Government to increase the focus on health risks in the Idle Free BC initiative and to increase efforts to raise public awareness of this campaign.
UBCM Comments: The UBCM membership endorsed resolution 2001-SR3, which in part called on the provincial and federal governments to work with local government to “develop airshed management plans to reduce emissions and to protect public health.” UBCM also notes that more generally members have consistently endorsed resolutions seeking to reduce emissions (2010-B83, 2010-B84, 2010-B86, 2007-B33, 2006-B27, 2005-B28, 1991-B21, 1990-B38).