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.
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.
In the coming days, BC Premier John Horgan will appoint his cabinet.
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.
With just over a week to go until election day, are you reading the election platforms of BC’s main parties?
British Columbia is in the middle of an election and the three main parties have recently released their election platforms (NDP,
Reflections from West Coast’s new Climate Scientist, Dr. Silvie Harder
As Canada’s Parliament returns to session this fall, we must make sure that a green and just recovery is the government’s top priority. We don’t have a moment to lose – big polluters have been busy lobbying for bailouts and exemptions from environmental rules.
Summer 2020 has been intense, to say the least – but luckily this summer we've had a group of dedicated law students to energize and inspire our work at West Coast.
Why is Canada’s final Strategic Assessment of Climate Change (SACC) like a self-help book? They both contain helpful information, but at the end of the day, there’s no guarantee that they’ll influence real-life decisions.
The federal government is preparing to give the Canadian economy a multi-billion-dollar kick-start in an effort to recover from the COVID-19 health crisis. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in a Green Recovery – a sustainable stimulus package focused on increasing employment and helping Canada transition to a cleaner and more equitable economy.