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.

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For some time West Coast Environmental Law has been advocating for the BC government to change the way it manages forests to recognize the reality of climate change.  These efforts have come together in a

Alexandra Morton’s constitutional challenge to BC’s fish farm laws just keeps getting better.  Justice Hinkson today has effectively created a moratorium on new fish farms and fish farm expansion in BC for

This morning the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in MiningWatch Canada v.

You may have heard that the province is in the process of consulting British Columbians about how cosmetic pesticides should be regulated.  “Cosmetic” – as in, “used primarily to look good.”  The classic example includes using chemicals to maintain the perf

Close to 180 participants from all sides of BC’s heated debate about the future of renewable electricity generation gathered in Vancouver earlier this week at West Coast Environmental Law’s Dialogue on Emerging Solutions for Clean, Green Power in BC.

West Coast is not the only one blogging as a way to discuss environmental law.  The BC government has launched its LivingWaterSmart blog as a key tool for consulting on the development of a new Water Act.

A Residential Tenancy Branch decision, released on December 28th, 2009, has ordered a New Westminster landlord to pay $11,950 to the residents of two apartments for illegally spraying pesticides in their apartment building. 

Well everyone else had one, and we just felt left out…