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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.

If you have an environmental story that we should hear about, please e-mail Andrew Gage. We welcome your comments on any of the posts to this blog – but please keep in mind our policies on comments.

October 18, 2011

In a recent story we reported that Mr.

October 12, 2011

Riddle me this. Riddle me that.

October 11, 2011

Last July (2011)  we told you about the Halalt First Nation’s win in the BC Supreme Court to protect water flow in the Chemainus River, when the BC Supreme Court ordered a halt to the use of water from the C

October 11, 2011

Several days spent at the end of September at UBCM,

October 10, 2011

[Update October 19th, 2011 - We have received a letter from HDI regarding this post and our new post - Ooops, HDI is more of an Uncle to Taseko - provides more current information on this situation]

October 5, 2011

A group of parents and kids in Vernon are celebrating, after School District 22 finally agreed to stop using pesticides to control dandelions and other “cosmetic pests” on school properties.  After years of inaction by the School District, parents used the School Act, with help from lawyers funded through West Coast’s

October 3, 2011

The Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides has announced that it’s going to hold its third meeting tomorrow (October 6th and several other meeting dates have also been announced), followed by the announcement that

October 3, 2011

Companies that are emitting a lot of greenhouse gas emissions – including Canadian companies – should take notice of a recent court decision from the Virginia Supreme Court which suggests that their insurance coverage might not extend to lawsuits brought by the victims of climate change.  The

September 28, 2011

For almost twenty years Taseko Mines Ltd.