In 1998, an internal Royal Dutch Shell memo predicted that as the impacts of climate change got worse, fossil-fuel companies might be sued in a class-action lawsuit “on the grounds of neglecting what scientists (including their own) have been saying for years …”
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.
A growing number of communities, and lawyers, around the world are focusing their attention on global fossil fuel companies, arguing that they are legally liable for their products’ contribution to climate change and at least partially responsible for resulting climate-related costs.
Big Oil’s problem isn’t international philanthropy – it’s a changing market in the face of climate change
The world watched last week as an armed RCMP force entered Wet’suwet’en territory without their consent and arrested 14 people.
Sometimes the little guy gets a clear win.
Our Climate Law in our Hands campaign recently attracted national attention when Alberta’s oil and gas indu
As 2018 comes to a close, the West Coast team wanted to share our victories and milestones with our “Year in Review”
A large majority of Canadians believe that fossil fuel companies should pay a fair share of the costs of climate change, rather than leaving all of the costs of wildfires, floods and rising sea-levels to taxpayers. But you wouldn’t know it from the howls of outrage, ridicule and indignation that has been piled on the resort municipality of Whistler over the past week for suggesting just that.
When it comes to protecting freedom of speech, the BC government is all talk.
Earlier this week the Quebec organization, Environnement Jeunesse (ENJEU), announced it was filing a class action lawsuit against the Canadian government for a failure to protect youth from climate change.