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Recent Publications

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
2016
Tar sands pipelines and climate change

This open letter, endorsed by over 40 Canadian organizations representing hundreds of thousands of people, calls on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Cabinet Ministers to reject the pressure to...

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Fisheries Act reform
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
2016
BC Climate Leadership Team

West Coast Environmental Law's submissions to the BC Ministry of Environment in response to the province's Climate Leadership Team report and the Ministry's public consultation....

Friday, January 29, 2016
2015
Environmental Assessment

On December 22nd, West Coast Environmental Law and our allies in environmental assessment reform sent a letter to Catherine McKenna, Canada's new Minister of Environment and Climate Change,...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
North coast tanker ban
Friday, December 4, 2015
2015
Carbon budget, Climate Change Act 2008
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
2015
Environmental flow needs (EFNs), Water Sustainability Act (WSA)

The inclusion of environmental flow needs (“EFNs”) in the Water Sustainability Act (“WSA”) is a significant step forward in the management of our water resources in...

Friday, November 13, 2015
2015
North coast tanker ban

An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed by

BC-Yukon KAIROS
BC Nature
Dogwood Initiative
Douglas Channel Watch
Eye of the Storm...
Friday, November 13, 2015
2015
NEB review process

An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change regarding the NEB process.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
2015
Environmental law, fisheries, water, federal party positions

Without a strong suite of environmental laws, we are vulnerable to the escalating impacts of climate change, irresponsible resource development and the erosion of democracy. To address the...

Monday, September 14, 2015
2015
charities, federal party positions, charitable rules

Charities make an important contribution to society and they should be provided with the space to do so effectively. That is why 17 organizations came together recently to ask all the federal...

Monday, September 14, 2015
2015
cumulative effects, environmental assessment, liquefied natural gas

First Nations and communities in northern British Columbia are presently grappling with the potential for a large number of new resource development projects, and in particular more than a dozen...

Thursday, August 27, 2015
2015
BC climate leadership consultation

British Columbia has demonstrated to the world that it is possible to drive down carbon pollution while growing the economy. Policies like the carbon tax, clean electricity standard and renewable...

Thursday, May 21, 2015
2014
Environmental Assessment; Cumulative Effects; Public Participation; Sustainability

As part of a broader review of the process of environmental assessment (EA) in British Columbia, the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) sought stakeholder advice on key performance indicators (...

Thursday, May 21, 2015
2014
Environmental Assessment; Cumulative Effects; Public Participation; Sustainability
As part of a broader review of the process of environmental assessment (EA) in British Columbia, the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) sought stakeholder advice on public participation in EA...