Unless you keep a close eye on announcements from the US Department of Transportation, you may have missed, as I did, this announcement from US Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood:
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.
Last week, BC’s Minister of Forests and Range, Pat Bell, announced the introduction of a new Zero Net Deforestation Act. Minister Bell explained:
In recent months there has been a sharp drop in public faith in climate science. The collapse is not, as is sometimes suggested, in the scientific consensus that human-caused climate change is occurring. As West Coast has previously pointed out, despite embarrassing errors and some arguably unprofessional e-mails, the
The Honourable Mr.
Only weeks before the Copenhagen conference on climate change, climate skeptics gleefully released over a thousand e-mails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) in East Anglia, claiming that these e-mails (which they branded climate gate) discredited not only the wo
Last week I read this announcement of the launch of Transition Canada – a national network to facilitate transition towns in Canada. I haven’t been able to find much further information about this new organization, but there have been
West Coast Environmental Law has been working with communities along the controversial proposed Enbridge Pipeline and oil tanker route to make sure that their views are fully considered in any government decision.
As West Coast Environmental Law reported in a separate post, BC’s enforcement of environmental laws continues to drop. And, as I noted in that post, in addition to general job in enforcement there is also reason to be concerned abou
Over the past week West Coast Environmental Law has been crunching figures from the province’s Compliance and Enforcement Summaries.
We are now 5 days into a stand-off between the Okanagan Indian Band and Tolko Industries at Browns Creek on the west side of Okanagan Lake. With Tolko in court today seeking an enforcement order to remove Elders, band members, supporters and Chiefs from Browns Creek, things are about to escalata further.