Environmental lawyers vow to fight on as Court denies leave for Indigenous legal challenges
“The federal government investigating itself is clearly not an option,” said Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, UBCIC
Support crumbles when costs exceed $12 billion, new poll finds
Estimated cost jumps from $7.4B to $12.6B, prompting calls for government to abandon the project
Narrow Federal Court of Appeal decision is a blow for reconciliation and sustainability, lawyers say
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.
Groups launch petition demanding full disclosure by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Amending legislation passed in Bill C-69 or C-48 would diminish public trust, say enviro lawyers
VICTORIA, BC – Territory of Songhees and Esquimalt Nations – Bill 38, the Climate Change Accountability Amendment Act 2019, introduced today in the BC Legislature, could transform how the Province works to achieve its climate goals.
VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – Climate campaigners at West Coast Environmental Law and the Georgia Strait Alliance responded to today’s announcement by the City of Victoria at the Union of BC Municipalities that one of Canada’s foremost legal minds, Joe Arvay of Arvay Finlay, will be p
Legislation loses points for regulations that exempt high-carbon projects from review
Today, Vancouver City Council voted 7-4 to take a series of actions demanding that global fossil fuel companies share in the climate change costs incurred by the City.
VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – In an 8-1 vote, the City of Richmond voted last night to ask BC Premier John Horgan to enact a Liability for Climate-related Harms Act confirming the right of local governments to recover a fair share of climate costs from global fossil fuel comp
VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – Environmental lawyers welcome the news that Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, has passed a final vote in the Senate and will become law.
West Coast Environmental Law reacts to federal government’s re-approval of the project
Government rejects Senate amendment that would add unneeded re-assessment of the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act
Motion tabled in House of Commons today would restore key safeguards Canadians voted for in 2015, environmental lawyers say
Canada’s top court will be called on to resolve constitutionality of BC’s proposed law
Unelected Senate must honour government commitment to a B.C. North Coast oil tanker moratorium, groups say
WILLIAMS LAKE, Secwepemc Territory – Andrew Gage, Staff Lawyer at West Coast Environmental Law, made the following statement in response to Resolution 21, passed today at the North Central Local Gove
Williams Lake, Secwepemc Territory – Andrew Gage, a staff lawyer from West Coast Environmental Law, is attending this week’s North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) meeting to hear firsthand how wildfires and other climate-related impacts have affected northern communities – and how th
All projects that pose a climate risk must receive a rigorous assessment, say environmental lawyers
VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – Environmental lawyers are delighted that City of Toronto staff will examine how the city’s massive climate change-related costs can be recovered from the fo
POWELL RIVER, BC – Tla’amin Territory – Local government officials meeting in Powell River this weekend will grapple with how taxpayers can afford to pay for a rising tide of climate change costs.