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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.

May 29, 2011

On Wednesday (May 25th) the BC Court of Appeal suspended a permit allowing First Coal Corporation to explore for coal in the habitat of a threatened caribou herd, upholding a decision of the BC Supreme Court that the government had not adequately consulted the West Moberly

May 29, 2011

On May 4, 2011 the BC Supreme Court released its decision in Friends of Davie Bay v. Province of British Columbia.

May 16, 2011

When Enbridge recently held its annual meeting of shareholders in Calgary, the company and the city’s business sector received a powerful message about the obstacles in the way of expanding tar sands pipelines to the Pacific coast.

May 3, 2011

Fresh out of bed the first morning after the election, Stephen Harper met with the press and said:

April 18, 2011

Yesterday the Mayor and Council of the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) released a letter written by their lawyer, Don Lidstone, demanding that a controversial asphalt plant located next to the residential neighbourhood of Chea

April 18, 2011

Anyone interested in rapid transit in Vancouver has until this Friday, April 22nd (Earth Day) to tell Translink what they think about the proposed Broadway line. In particular, Translink’s

April 17, 2011

It’s too bad that the English language media did not take note of an important article that appeared in Quebec’s La Presse at the end of March. The article –

April 13, 2011

Last Tuesday’s English Language election leadership debates are over. Disappointingly, there was hardly a mention of environmental issues (there was more discussion of Facebook than Climate Change). Quite the contrast from the 2008 Election debates, when environme

March 28, 2011

Can you imagine waking up in the morning, looking out the window and being annoyed that your view is blocked by a green leafy tree?  If you live in the City of White Rock and the tree happens to be on city property you can now just apply to the City to have that eyesore removed and your view of the ocean (or whatever view you happen to look out