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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
June 11, 2021

VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – With its new policy statemen

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Environmental Assessment, Climate and Energy
June 10, 2021

Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territories [OTTAWA] - Environmental organizations Climate Action Network-Réseau Action Climat (CAN-Rac), Ecojustice, Équiterre, David Suzuki Foundation (DSF) and West Coast Environmental Law Association (WCELA) urge the House of Commons and Senate to move swiftly to

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions
June 1, 2021

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

Topics: Indigenous Law
May 19, 2021

Climate “Cost Menu” informs BC communities about the costs of preparing for increased wildfires, flood risks

Topics: Climate and Energy, Climate Law in our Hands, Community Climate Adaptation
May 5, 2021

Climate accountability bill needs significant improvement to achieve net-zero emissions, experts warn

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions
April 8, 2021

MONTREAL / OTTAWA / VANCOUVER - Five environmental organizations – Climate Action Network Canada, the David Suzuki Foundation, Équiterre, Ecojustice and West Coast Environmental Law – are calling on federal parliamentarians to urgently prioritize the Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions
March 25, 2021

VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – West Coast Environmental Law applauds today’s decision by the Supreme Court upholding Canada’s price on carbon pollution, which confirmed the responsibility of all levels of government to take action to address the climate crisi

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions, Environmental Legal Aid, EDRF Legal Aid Fund
March 24, 2021

Urgent need for national strategy and law to address environmental racism

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Green Communities, Environmental Legal Aid
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

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