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
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
Legislation loses points for regulations that exempt high-carbon projects from review
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
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
All projects that pose a climate risk must receive a rigorous assessment, say environmental lawyers
Environmental groups and intervenors warn of further legal challenges
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
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.
Pushback is an attempt to bypass crucial environmental oversight
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.
Ruling confirms that Canada acted unlawfully and unconstitutionally in approving controversial project
BC communities say new owner must honour NEB pipeline process Prime Minister Trudeau put in place
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.
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.
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.
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.