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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.

July 29, 2010

If you’re paying attention to efforts to tackle climate change through emissions trading, or “Cap and Trade”, systems, then there have been a number of recent developments worthy of note.

July 26, 2010

UPDATE - FEBRUARY 1ST, 2011 - The Friends of Davie Bay's legal challenge goes to court in the BC Supreme Court in Vancouver this morning. 

July 24, 2010

A guest post by Richard Overstall

July 22, 2010

We received the following as press release this morning.

July 21, 2010

It’s been four months since the end of provincial government consultations on the regulation of cosmetic pesticides (here's West Coast Environmental Law's

July 21, 2010

Last winter (from December to February 15th) the BC government held public consultations on “new statutory protections to further safeguard our environment from cosmetic chemical pesticides.”  The response was overwhelming.  As a

July 12, 2010

Urgent Update - July 13, 2010: Last Thursday the Senate National Finance Committee heeded the call of West Coast Environmental Law and other conservation groups by cutting provisions from federal budget bill C-9 that would have s

July 6, 2010

On Tuesday (July 6th) the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released the decision in

July 5, 2010

On Friday (July 2nd) the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency released the assessment report prepared in respect of the

June 26, 2010

West Coast Environmental Law is concerned about the province’s response to the landslide that hit Oliver, BC on June 13th.  The slide was caused by a man-made lake created by Elkink Ranch Ltd.