When Randy Saugstad realized that clearcut logging by forestry giant Tolko was probably going to affect the water he uses to raise cattle on his ranch, he went to the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. “We know,” they told him. “But we don’t have the power to stop them logging.”
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.
Here I am in the Fishmongers Hall – a historic building in the heart of London, England – honoured to be here for the Best Practices in World Fisheries conference hosted by the Blue Marine Foundation and the Fish
This week I had the opportunity to listen to the story of how the Concerned Citizens of Quesnel Lake came together to demand accountability from Mount Polley Mining Corporation in the aftermath of the Mount Polley mine disaster.
Here we are in the Lower Mainland of BC, on the river that has been referred to as “the world’s greatest salmon river,” a.k.a. the Fraser – or to use one of its more venerable names, the Stó:lō.
This post is Part 2 in a series about NAFTA and its implications on the environment. Read Part 1 here.
As the Trudeau government approaches the middle of its mandate, the Prime Minister faces a choice: Will he deliver on his promise to restore rigour and credibility to Canada’s process for making decisions about industrial projects like mines, dams and pipelines?
Canada’s plan to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) will necessitate substantial changes to how we make decisions affecting water.
When it comes to climate change, there is no free lunch. But sometimes people are stuck arguing over the bill.
In 2016, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation reported that plastic debris is currently entering the ocean at a rate of one garbage truck per minute.
West Coast Environmental Law recently published a report called Paddling Together: Co-Governance Models for Regional Cumulative Effects Management.