Warning Label: Driving a Car Could Harm your Health and the Health of the Planet


Climate Change & Air Pollution Warning Labels on Gas Pumps (42 page pdf,Our Horizon, 2013)

Also discussed here: Climate warning labels on gasoline may become a reality (Meredith James, Envirolaw, May 23, 2014)

And here: Can municipalities require climate warning labels on gasoline? (Dianne Saxe, Envirolaw, Sep. 3, 2013)

And here:

(11 min You-Tube, TEDxYouth, Havergal College, Toronto, 2013)

And here: Grade 10 student pitches global warming warning on gas nozzles (2 min video, Global BC News, May 15, 2014)

And here: Environmental group proposes warning labels on gas nozzles (Toronto Star, May 23, 2014)

Today we review a submission to Toronto City Council calling for a bylaw that would require gas stations to apply a climate change warning sign to their pumps. This follows the same rationale and municipal authority used for bylaws that ban idling which also was aimed at reducing needless vehicle emissions, as well as the health justifications used by municipalities for banning smoking inside restaurants and bars and city buildings, as well as near their entrances. Just as the tobacco companies fought smoking bans and health warning signs on cigarette packages, so the oil industry is likely to fight this proposal- with hopefully the same result. A similar bylaw is being proposed in West Vancouver and Hudson. Why not in other cities where vehicle emissions are a major greenhouse gas source and health risk?

 

cl ch warning signs

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