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September 21, 2018

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – The federal government’s “first step” to proceed with the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project fails to address the critical issue of Indigenous consultation, says West Coast Environmental Law.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Indigenous Law, Indigenous Law
August 17, 2018

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – Lawyers at West Coast Environmental Law issued the following statement in response to the

Topics: Indigenous Law, Indigenous Law, Marine Protection, Ocean Laws
August 15, 2018

Trappers’ stories illustrate cumulative impact of industrial activity on lands, waters and wildlife

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Lands & Forests, Fish & Wildlife, Healthy Waters, Indigenous Law, Indigenous Law
July 30, 2018

RELAW project works with Indigenous nations to revitalize Indigenous environmental laws

Topics: Indigenous Law, Indigenous Law, RELAW, Sharing Stories
December 14, 2017

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – West Coast Environmental Law Association is pleased to see today’s announcement that the BC government has refused to grant an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed KGHM Ajax open-pit gold and copper mine.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Environmental Assessment, Lands & Forests, Indigenous Law, Indigenous Law, Environmental Legal Aid, EDRF Legal Aid Fund
October 11, 2017

Vancouver, BC, Coast Salish Territories – Today environmental leaders from across Canada will converge at ground zero for the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tankers project, on the water in Burrard Inlet.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Indigenous Law, Indigenous Law
October 6, 2017

Unceded Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver BC - British Columbians deserve the same federal climate review for the Kinder Morgan pipeline project as was promised for Energy East, says a diverse group of BC First Nations, local groups and citizens.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Canada's Environmental Reviews, Environmental Assessment, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Indigenous Law, Indigenous Law
September 28, 2017

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – Canada’s plan to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) will require substantial changes in how we make decisions affecting water, according to a

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Healthy Waters, Indigenous Law, Indigenous Law
June 30, 2017

Fifty years ago, on the centennial of confederation, Chief Dan George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation said:

"Oh Canada, how can I celebrate with you this centenary, this hundred years?"

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Indigenous Law, Indigenous Law, RELAW