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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.

December 15, 2010

Who are you nominating for the Clawbies? What you’ve never heard of them? Nor had I. But it turns out that the Clawbies are the Canadian Law Blog Awards, and nominations for 2010 are open until December 28th. The Clawbies website explains:

December 15, 2010

On December 2nd 61 First Nations with territory in the Fraser River watershed spoke up against Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline – the Save the Fraser Gathering of Nations Declaration.  The same day the Nations published a full page ad in the Globe and Mail. 

December 13, 2010

On November 25th and 26th, 2010, representatives of many First Nations gathered in Williams Lake to hold the Save the Fraser Gathering of Nations meeting, adding their voices to the growing c

December 13, 2010

Over the past few weeks, the campaign for a legislated tanker ban seems to have taken on a life of its own.

December 6, 2010

On Wednesday (December 1st) the Honourable Mr. Justice Slade certified a class action brought by the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation against the government of British Columbia. The class action alleges:

November 22, 2010
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November 7, 2010

On November 2nd,  Jim Prentice, then the Minister of Environment, refused to issue an environmental assessment certificate to Taseko Mines Ltd. to allow the company to build its controversial Prosperity Mine.  The

November 3, 2010

Last week our colleagues at Ecojustice launched a case in Ontario that, if successful, could transform how governments regulate toxics in Canada and how environmental law is practiced.

October 31, 2010

As anyone who has been reading this blog recently knows, West Coast has major concerns about the government’s recent overhaul of the resource Ministries.  And longer term readers will know that we’ve also