United States President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to rejoin the Paris climate accord “on day one” of his administration and s
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.
This year will live in our memory as one of surprises, uncertainty, kindness, and the power of community.
It may be the season to be jolly, but December is apparently also the season for governments to unveil their plans for climate action. This month the federal and BC governments have unveiled major plans, reports, targets and discussion papers.
In many ways Bill C-12, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, is the culmination of years of work for West Coast Environmental Law.
In the coming days, BC Premier John Horgan will appoint his cabinet.
Ignorance is bliss, they say. While this may be true for some things, British Columbia should not be feeling that way about the deterioration of our coastal ecosystems.
During the provincial election, the BC NDP committed to fully implement the recommendations of the Old Growth Strategic Review (“OGSR”) panel report.* That promise has implications extending beyond forestry, because one of the signature recommendat
Indigenous peoples, including the Mi’kmaq, have been on Turtle Island for millennia, living in complex societies, sustainably governing their territories and ‘resources’, including fisheries.
What a strange year 2020 has been. We are grateful to our supporters who have been able to continue supporting our work as we all come together (by staying apart!) to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Working together to raise money for charities is one of the ways we, as colleagues, can give back our communities.
It has been a busy few months in the ongoing Trans Mountain saga.
As the world economy sputtered due to disruptions caused by COVID-19, major changes started to emerge that make it clear that the post-pandemic world will not look like the pre-pandemic world.