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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 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.

June 21, 2010

In March the West Moberly First Nation won a precedent setting victory in the BC Supreme Court for the threatened Burnt Pine caribou herd – putting the brakes on a coal mine being developed in the herd’s critical habitat.  This cou

June 19, 2010

As noted in an earlier post, on June 15th the Cohen Commission began its first hearings into the causes of the collapse of the Fraser sockeye, and the Commission is

June 19, 2010

The Cohen Commission – appointed to investigate the collapse of the Fraser River sockeye runs – started its first hearings on Tuesday (June 15th), with submissions from participants on what topics it should be investigating.  There’s been some coverage in the media, from

June 10, 2010

By Justin Basinger and Dyna Tuytel, Legal Interns, West Coast Environmental Law

June 7, 2010

On May 29th, 2010 the Haisla and Gitga’at First Nations held the Solidarity of Nations Gathering in Kitamaat Village to reaffirm their opposition of the Coastal First Nations to the Enbr

June 7, 2010

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