Marine protected areas (MPAs) come in many shapes and sizes, and are created under a welter of different laws.
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.
The response to plastic needs to be drastic!
Imagine it’s summertime, and you’re having a backyard barbeque with some friends. You have some beers, a little something sizzling on the grill and maybe some fresh seafood. Sounds enticing, right?
This election, who we vote for matters more than ever. Not just for our country, but for our children’s future and the health of our planet.
Zero charges, one recent conviction, two overdue reports – the numbers tell the story on fish habitat protection law enforcement in Canada
The last week in June was a big week for those of us who would like to see BC communities hold fossil fuel companies accountable for the costs of climate change.
Law reform is our specialty at West Coast Environmental Law. We work at all levels of government to transform the legal landscape and strengthen the laws that affect land, air and water.
The latest cabinet approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline came less than a day after the federal government declared a climate emergency.
We need your help!
Tell Vancouver Council to vote next week to hold Chevron, Exxon Mobil and other global fossil fuel companies responsible for a share of Vancouver’s climate costs.
Canada’s approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline project this week is a glaring reminder that the endangered orcas of the Salish Sea may still go extinct. People concerned about a southern resident killer whale population that has dipped to 76 should keep fighting this bad decision, which could push these beloved orcas over the edge.
Photo: Ecowaste Coalition of the Philippines