Local governments at the gas pump

Authority to require climate change labels

Publication January 2017

Climate change is a serious local government issue. As part of the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, many local governments have passed anti-idling by-laws to address air pollution. In addition, many local governments are considering adopting a by-law requiring gas stations to attach climate change warnings onto gas pump nozzles.

This article will review the authority of local governments in British Columbia to adopt gas pump label by-laws.

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