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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.

November 13, 2011

Throughout the debate about whether the Keystone XL Pipeline should be built, industry proponents have argued that if the tarsands bitumen doesn’t go to Texas, it will be shipped to Asia through Canada.  So, with the Keystone XL Pipeline on hold unt

November 6, 2011

Today (November 7th) I’m appearing before the BC Legislature’s Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides to argue in favour of a ban on cosmetic use of pesticides.  We’ve made a brief video below of the powerpoint and presentation that I’m going to give them. 


November 6, 2011

Today, November 7, 2011, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) announced that Taseko Mine Lt

November 3, 2011

On Tuesday and Wednesday of last week (November 1st and 2nd) I was in Montreal, where I joined with elected officials, civil servants, labour activists, environmentalists, members of faith organizations and others to discuss climate change.  The occasion was the Climate Action Network’s

October 30, 2011

A Guest Post by Bonnie Docherty, Lecturer on Law and Senior Clinical Instructor, Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic

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,