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xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER

Topics: Marine Protection, Great Bear Sea, Protected Areas, Fish & Wildlife, Indigenous Laws

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER

Topics: Marine Protection, Great Bear Sea, Protected Areas, Fish & Wildlife

Federal biodiversity accountability law a “must” for addressing the nature crisis, environmental lawyers say

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Lands & Forests, Fish & Wildlife, Healthy Waters

Ottawa (November 9, 2022) - As discussions continue at the 27th UN Climate Conference of the Parties (COP) in Egypt, to be followed by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity meeting (“Nature COP”) in Montreal in December, the Green Budget Coalition today released a comprehensive set of fiscal

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws

Organizations delivered petitions to the Prime Minister’s Office today, asking that the federal government follow through on its COP26 promise to implement a strong, ambitious cap on oil and gas emissions 

Topics: Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions

Vancouver, BC, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territories – West Coast Environmental Law released a new report today that shows how Ottawa’s lack of transparency, unusual corporate structure, and accounting wizardry is creating the illusion that Trans Mountain is commercially viable.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers

WHISTLER, BC / Squamish & St’át’imc (Lil’wat) Territories – West Coast Environmental Law applauds local government officials at the 2022 Union of BC Municipalities Convention who passed two resolutions this morning in support of a provincial law to prioritize biodiversity and ecosystem health

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Lands & Forests, Fish & Wildlife, Healthy Waters

Court dismisses defamation lawsuit against Qualicum Beach residents

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Environmental Legal Aid

VANCOUVER/Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – A new poll released today by the Sue Big Oil campaign finds that 69% of British Columbians support their local government working with other local governments to sue the w

Topics: Climate and Energy, Sue Big Oil

Topics: Climate and Energy, Sue Big Oil, Climate Solutions

VANCOUVER/Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – On Tuesday, July 19, the City of Vancouver is set to consider a motion to fund a class action lawsuit by local governments against global oil and gas companies for their role in causing climate change and the resulting local costs.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Sue Big Oil

VANCOUVER/Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories - Today, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) released a report confirming

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers

VANCOUVER/Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – Lawyers with West Coast Environmental Law welcomed the release of BC’s Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy today and noted improvements in the transparency and reporting features of the plan.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions

VANCOUVER, BC/Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – The Sue Big Oil Campaign launches today with a call on BC local governments to do more to protect their communities from heat waves, wildfires, flooding and other climate impact

Topics: Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER

West Coast Environmental Law Association issued the following statement regarding Budget 2022:

Topics: Climate and Energy

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER

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xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER

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xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER 

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VANCOUVER/Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – Tens of thousands of Canadians are asking the federal government to pause any further construction spending on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) until a cost update is provided, two years after the federal government last to

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Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa — Environmental groups Environmental Defence, West Coast Environmental Law, Stand.earth, Dogwood and the Wilderness Committee have launched legal proceedings against Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the Alberta government for defamatory statements that directl

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Indigenous Law, Indigenous Law

Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa — Environmental groups are demanding that Premier Jason Kenney retract statements and issue an apology for communications they say are defamatory and directly contrary to the findings of the Public Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Marine Protection

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER – BC’s new Climate “Roadmap,” unveiled today by the BC government, does not plot a course to achieving BC’s 20

Topics: Climate and Energy

Commissioner Allan’s Final Report Proves The Inquiry Was A Pointless, But Dangerous Political Stunt, Say Targeted Groups

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers