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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
May 9, 2018

OTTAWA – A report released today by the leaders of Canada’s top environmental organizations reviews the progress of the federal government in meeting its platform and mandate commitments on environmental issues across the country.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Canada's Environmental Reviews, Environmental Assessment, Lands & Forests, Fish & Wildlife, Healthy Waters, Climate and Energy, Indigenous Law, Marine Protection
May 9, 2018

Estok-Na Territory/Houston, Texas – Indigenous leadership from Canada made an emergency trip to the Kinder Morgan AGM in Houston this morning to present an overview of Indigenous opposition to the proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Indigenous Law
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
May 29, 2017

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – The Tsleil-Waututh Nation has launched a new campaign targeting potential investors in the Kinder Morgan pipeline highlighting the legal and political risks of the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline ahead of the company's IPO.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Indigenous Law
November 28, 2016

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Topics: Indigenous Law, Climate and Energy
December 21, 2014

VANCOUVER, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES– The Federal Court of Canada has ruled that Canada failed to uphold its constitutional duties to the Mikisew Cree First Nation when it rammed through sweeping changes to federal environmental laws in 2012.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Canada's Environmental Reviews, Indigenous Law
June 15, 2014

First Nations, 2 in 3 British Columbians deny Northern Gateway permission to proceed

Topics: Indigenous Law, Climate and Energy
June 14, 2014

Members of the press are invited to attend a joint announcement in Vancouver by a coalition of First Nations and ci

Topics: Indigenous Law, Climate and Energy
July 29, 2012

Latest Enbridge Oil Spill Proves Once Again the Risks of the Northern Gateway Pipeline Are Too Great for the Project to Be Approved

Topics: Climate and Energy, Indigenous Law
March 27, 2012

Topics: Climate and Energy, Canada's Environmental Reviews, Indigenous Law
January 17, 2012

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (January 18, 2012) - Jessica Clogg, Executive Director and Senior Counsel at West Coast Environmental Law issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement that President Obama’s has reject

Topics: Indigenous Law, Climate and Energy
March 21, 2011

Alliance of five First Nations attend BMO AGM to dissuade bank from backing project that would harm rivers

For immediate release

Topics: Indigenous Law, Climate and Energy
February 23, 2011

For immediate release:

Topics: Climate and Energy, Indigenous Law
February 15, 2011

Dogwood Initiative, Forest Ethics, West Coast Environmental Law Association, Living Oceans Society.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Indigenous Law
December 15, 2010

“Our lands and waters are not for sale, not at any price.”

Topics: Indigenous Law, Climate and Energy
November 29, 2010

For Immediate Release: November 30, 2010

Delegation says oil tankers threaten coastal economies and communities.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Indigenous Law
November 29, 2010

Pour diffusion immédiate : Le 30 novembre 2010

L’appel à l'interdiction de pétroliers sur la côte nord du Pacifique s'intensifie : les Premières nations et les industries côtières unissent leurs forces à Ottawa et font pression pour une nouvelle loi

Topics: Indigenous Law, Climate and Energy
October 24, 2010

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Topics: Climate and Energy, Canada's Environmental Reviews, Lands & Forests, Indigenous Law
September 30, 2010

Vancouver BC—On Friday afternoon, the Chiefs of the First Nations Summit of BC, representing a majority of First Nations and Tribal Councils in BC, stated that the

Topics: Climate and Energy, Indigenous Law
April 19, 2010

Vancouver -  The provincial government’s decision to move ahead on the Site C dam is irresponsible given the massive environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the proposed hydroelectric project.

Topics: Indigenous Law, Climate and Energy
March 23, 2010

Vancouver/Coast Salish Territory - Several First Nations peoples on the Central and North Pacific Coast and Haida Gwaii issued a Declaration this week banning Tar Sands crude oil tankers from their territories, citing the potentially devastating risk of oil spills associated with

Topics: Indigenous Law, Climate and Energy