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February 26, 2021

VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – West Coast Environmental Law is deeply disappointed by today’s decision by the BC government to continue construction on the Site C dam.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Environmental Assessment, Climate and Energy, Environmental Legal Aid, EDRF Legal Aid Fund
February 19, 2021

The issue: Is it unconstitutional for Parliament to enact a law requiring federal assessments of the effects of major proposals such as coal mines and fossil fuel projects?

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Canada's Environmental Reviews, Environmental Assessment
February 3, 2021

Canada has some of the weakest protections against cruise ship pollution along North American West Coast, says new report 

Topics: Marine Protection, Great Bear Sea, Protected Areas, Fish & Wildlife
February 1, 2021

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, STAND.earth, WEST COAST ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy
December 16, 2020

Horgan government pushes back climate plan by a year

Topics: Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions
December 11, 2020

VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories - Lawyers at West Coast Environmental Law made the following statements in response to the federal government’s newly-released

Topics: Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions
December 7, 2020

VANCOUVER, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – The Province of British Columbia has missed its own deadline to complete the CleanBC plan, another in a long string of broken promises on climate action.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions
November 24, 2020

VANCOUVER, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories — A new report by the Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) shows the Trans Mountain and Keystone pipelines are not needed even if only minimum climate action is taken.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
November 19, 2020

Lawyers say changes are needed for the law to show true climate leadership

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions
September 30, 2020

VANCOUVER, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – Dr.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Climate Law in our Hands, Community Climate Adaptation, Climate Solutions
September 23, 2020

Environmental lawyers look for government to deliver on commitments to aggressive climate vision and plan

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Indigenous Law, Marine Protection, Green Communities
September 21, 2020

VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – Jessica Clogg, West Coast Environmental Law’s Executive Director and Senior Counsel, made the following statement in response to Premier John Horgan’s announcement of an October 24th election:

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Green Communities
September 17, 2020

VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territories – West Coast Environmental Law Association applauds the environment-related commitments made today by the BC government on COVID-19 recovery funding.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Green Communities
September 10, 2020

VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – Reacting to the ground-breaking lawsuit filed today by the State of Delaware against 31 fossil fuel companies, West Coast Environmental Law is calling on the government of British Columbia to follow suit to hold global fossil fu

Topics: Climate and Energy, Climate Law in our Hands
July 21, 2020

Please be advised that effective 1 August 2020, West Coast Environmental Law's office address will be changed. 

Telephone and fax numbers remain the same.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Indigenous Law, Marine Protection, Green Communities, Environmental Legal Aid, Legal Advice
July 16, 2020

OTTAWA, ON, Algonquin Anishnaabeg Territory – Environmental lawyers are welcoming improvements to the federal government’s Strategic Assessment of Climate Change (SACC), released today, but are also expressing frustration at its failure to establish an adequate “climate test” for assessing how in

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Canada's Environmental Reviews, Environmental Assessment, Climate and Energy
July 2, 2020

Environmental lawyers vow to fight on as Court denies leave for Indigenous legal challenges

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
June 16, 2020

“The federal government investigating itself is clearly not an option,” said Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, UBCIC

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Indigenous Law
March 16, 2020

How we’re responding to global efforts to #FlattenTheCurve

These are exceptional times. There is a lot going on in the world and it seems like the news is changing almost by the minute.

Topics: Environmental Legal Aid, EDRF Legal Aid Fund, Legal Advice
February 27, 2020

VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – Lawyers at West Coast Environmental Law are calling on the BC Liberal Caucus to correct misinformation aimed at undermining environmental organizations and lawful resistance to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in Wet’suwet’en territ

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Marine Protection, Environmental Legal Aid, EDRF Legal Aid Fund
February 19, 2020

Support crumbles when costs exceed $12 billion, new poll finds

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
February 7, 2020

Estimated cost jumps from $7.4B to $12.6B, prompting calls for government to abandon the project

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
February 4, 2020

Narrow Federal Court of Appeal decision is a blow for reconciliation and sustainability, lawyers say  

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Indigenous Law, Indigenous Law
January 31, 2020

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – BC is not doing enough to investigate, prepare for, and protect taxpayers from the looming costs of climate change, say 25 BC-based organizations and 4 leading academics.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Climate Law in our Hands, Community Climate Adaptation, Climate Solutions
December 10, 2019

Groups launch petition demanding full disclosure by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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

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