At the recent UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15), Canada joined other countries in making ambitious commitments to protect nature.
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.
On December 15th and 16th, Justice Ross of the BC Supreme Court heard from a wide range of applicants seeking permission to intervene in an important legal challenge launched by the Smgyigyetm Gitxaała and Gitxaała Nation (Gitxaała).
Reflections from our RELAW* Retreat: Indigenous Law in Story
(Retreat 1 of 3: November 14–17th, 2022)
*Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air & Water
Earlier this year, West Coast Environmental Law became aware that British Columbia's Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has quietly set up a Twitter account, @ComplianceBC.
At the end of November, BC’s Minister of Environment issued its 2022 Climate Change Accountability Report, boasting in a press release about “progress made in key areas.” The BC media e
West Coast lawyers are on the ground at the most important nature conference of the century
One year on from the November 2021 flood events in BC, it’s clear as we look towards the future there are no easy answers for the Lower Fraser River floodplain and the communities who live there.
A version of this blog was originally published in Global Heroes.
This blog originally appeared in Slaw, Canada's online legal magazine.
Our work to oppose the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) is grounded in upholding Indigenous rights, fighting climate change, and preventing the devastating local impacts of an oil spill.