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July 2, 2020

Environmental lawyers vow to fight on as Court denies leave for Indigenous legal challenges

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
June 16, 2020

“The federal government investigating itself is clearly not an option,” said Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, UBCIC

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Indigenous Law
February 19, 2020

Support crumbles when costs exceed $12 billion, new poll finds

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
February 7, 2020

Estimated cost jumps from $7.4B to $12.6B, prompting calls for government to abandon the project

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
February 4, 2020

Narrow Federal Court of Appeal decision is a blow for reconciliation and sustainability, lawyers say  

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Indigenous Law, Indigenous Law
December 10, 2019

Groups launch petition demanding full disclosure by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Take Action
November 25, 2019

Amending legislation passed in Bill C-69 or C-48 would diminish public trust, say enviro lawyers

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Canada's Environmental Reviews, Environmental Assessment, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
August 28, 2019

Legislation loses points for regulations that exempt high-carbon projects from review

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Environmental Assessment, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
June 20, 2019

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.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Marine Protection, Protected Areas
June 18, 2019

West Coast Environmental Law reacts to federal government’s re-approval of the project

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
June 17, 2019

Government rejects Senate amendment that would add unneeded re-assessment of the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Marine Protection, Protected Areas
May 24, 2019

Canada’s top court will be called on to resolve constitutionality of BC’s proposed law

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Marine Protection, Protected Areas
May 16, 2019

Unelected Senate must honour government commitment to a B.C. North Coast oil tanker moratorium, groups say

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Fish & Wildlife, Healthy Waters, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Marine Protection, Protected Areas, Great Bear Sea, Green Communities, Coastal Communities
May 1, 2019

All projects that pose a climate risk must receive a rigorous assessment, say environmental lawyers

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Canada's Environmental Reviews, Environmental Assessment, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Climate Solutions
February 22, 2019

Environmental groups and intervenors warn of further legal challenges

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Marine Protection
February 6, 2019

VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territories - The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources voted unanimously yesterday to travel to select regions in Canada during its study of Bill C-69, which introduces important measures to improve federal

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Canada's Environmental Reviews, Environmental Assessment, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
January 31, 2019

VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territories - A new report released by Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer challenges proponents’ claims about the financial benefits of the Trans Mountain pipeline, says West Coast Environmental Law.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
October 4, 2018

Pushback is an attempt to bypass crucial environmental oversight

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Canada's Environmental Reviews, Environmental Assessment, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
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 30, 2018

Ruling confirms that Canada acted unlawfully and unconstitutionally in approving controversial project

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
June 18, 2018

BC communities say new owner must honour NEB pipeline process Prime Minister Trudeau put in place

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
May 29, 2018

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories — West Coast Environmental Law Association is astounded at the Canadian government’s decision to nationalize the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project – despite substantial financial risk, strong community opposition and ongoing court challenges that could overturn the project’s approval.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
May 16, 2018

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – Environmental lawyers expressed concern over this morning’s announcement about the federal government’s plans to provide financial support for the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
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
May 8, 2018

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – Environmental lawyers are celebrating the news that Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, has passed the House of Commons.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Healthy Waters, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Marine Protection, Protected Areas, Great Bear Sea

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