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Environmental Law Alert Blog

Through our Environmental Law Alert blog, West Coast keeps you up to date on the latest developments and issues in environmental law. This includes:

  • proposed changes to the law that will weaken, or strengthen, environmental protection;
  • stories and situations where existing environmental laws are failing to protect the environment; and
  • emerging legal strategies that could be used to protect our environment.

If you have an environmental story that we should hear about, please e-mail Andrew Gage. We welcome your comments on any of the posts to this blog – but please keep in mind our policies on comments.

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May 5, 2022

Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRT) has produced a short video sharing some of the work it has been doing over the past five years through its RELAW project.

Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRT) has produced a short video sharing some of the work it has been doing over the past five years through its RELAW project.

April 20, 2022

This joint op-ed was originally published in the Globe & Mail on April 14, 2022.

Graphic showing a row of homes on a background of industrial pollution
April 19, 2022

Environmental racism is a widespread problem in Canada, affecting many Black, Indigenous and other racialized communities across the country.

Gitxaała Nation members at the launch of their litigation over BC's mineral tenure regime (Photo: Gavin Smith)
April 14, 2022

In the recently released Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA) Action Plan, the BC government made an important and long-overdue commitment to reform the Mineral Tenure Act.

March 23, 2022

For decades, Canadians across different sectors of the economy have been working to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. From agriculture to construction, to our household carbon footprints, people in Canada are ready to do their part for the climate – and now it is Big Oil’s turn.

Graphic of pipeline pouring money into a dumpster on fire
March 16, 2022

On Friday, February 18, 2022, just before a long weekend, and while the country was focused on the Trucker Convoy’s occupation of Ottawa, Trans Mountain Corporation released a long overdue cost estimate for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX).

March 15, 2022

This blog is the second in a two-part series: Part 1 reviews the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report from a marine perspective; and Part 2 outlines solutions to the climate impacts the ocean is facing.

March 15, 2022

This blog is the first in a two-part series: Part 1 reviews the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report from a marine perspective; and Part 2 outlines solutions to the climate impacts the ocean is facing.

March 10, 2022

The federal government is preparing to introduce its 2022 budget, considering funding decisions that will have major implications on Canada’s ability to address key environmental and social justice priorities in the coming years.

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