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June 22, 2022

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

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
June 20, 2022

For Immediate Release – June 20, 2022

BC’s climate adaptation plan, while a step in the right direction, needs to recognize the magnitude and true costs of climate impacts in BC

Topics: Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions
June 15, 2022

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
April 7, 2022

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
March 30, 2022

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

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions
March 29, 2022

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

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy
February 18, 2022

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

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
February 9, 2022

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

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
February 3, 2022

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
November 26, 2021

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

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Indigenous Law, Indigenous Law
November 24, 2021

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
November 23, 2021

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

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Marine Protection
October 25, 2021

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
October 21, 2021

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
October 18, 2021

Just 7% say federal government should spend whatever it takes to build the pipeline

Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
September 21, 2021

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

Time to get to work on climate action and a just recovery, say enviro lawyers.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws
September 8, 2021

Vancouver, BC, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
August 13, 2021

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER – West Coast Environmental Law congratulates the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai'xais, Nuxalk and Wuikinuxv Nations, Parks Canada and the BC provincial government for collaborating on an important step

Topics: Indigenous Law, Marine Protection, Great Bear Sea, Protected Areas, Indigenous Laws
July 29, 2021

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER – The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) and West Coast Environmental Law Association today warned that BC’s recent Heat Dome may have caused an estimated five to s

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Community Climate Adaptation, Climate Solutions, Green Communities, Coastal Communities, Green Infrastructure
July 7, 2021

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER – West Coast Environmental Law’s staff climate lawyer and climate scientist are responding to a new study released today demonstrating that the recent 40-50°C temperatures suffered across BC

Topics: Climate and Energy, Community Climate Adaptation, Climate Solutions
June 29, 2021

BC’s unprecedented heatwave highlights urgent need for action under federal law passed today

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions
June 29, 2021

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER -  Lawyers from West Coast Environmental Law are challenging the Province of BC to meet or beat the new Canadian standard for electric vehicles

Topics: Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions
June 23, 2021

OTTAWA, Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territories — Environmental organizations Climate Action Network-Réseau Action Climat, Ecojustice, Équiterre, David Suzuki Foundation and West Coast Environmental Law Association celebrate the final vote in the House of Commons to adopt the Canadian Net-Ze

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions
June 23, 2021

Thousands of projects escape assessment under federal law

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Canada's Environmental Reviews, Environmental Assessment
June 22, 2021

Groups urge all MPs to support Bill C-230 in final House vote this fall

OTTAWA, Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People 

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws

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