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August 18, 2016

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Topics: Climate and Energy
June 29, 2016

 

Time to implement tanker ban is now, says West Coast Environmental Law

Topics: Climate and Energy
May 9, 2016

New report highlights risks of Kinder Morgan pipeline project

Topics: Climate and Energy
May 8, 2016

Houston, TX- A diverse group of pipeline opponents – including Indigenous representatives, lawyers, community organizers and residents from both sides of the Canada-US border – is meeting in Houston today, ahead of the 2016 annual general meeting for stockholders of Kinder Morgan

Topics: Climate and Energy
March 9, 2016

Vancouver, BC, Coast Salish Territories. Environmental lawyers offered some cautious words of praise for the joint statement made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama.

Topics: Climate and Energy
March 3, 2016

West Coast Environmental Law Association’s Executive Director & Senior Counsel Jessica Clogg issued the following statement in reaction to yesterday’s climate announcements:

Topics: Climate and Energy
December 14, 2015

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Topics: Climate and Energy
December 7, 2015

PARIS – Legal researchers from Vanuatu and Canada today released a report, Taking Climate Justice into our own Hands, which explains the legal basis for climate-impacted countries to set the rules for climate damages lawsuits and how those rules can be enforced against international foss

Topics: Climate and Energy
December 6, 2015

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Topics: Climate and Energy
April 12, 2015

Vancouver.  Andrew Gage, Staff Counsel and head of the Climate Change program at the West Coast Environmental Law Association, commented on the BC Government announcement today that the

Topics: 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
October 8, 2014

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Topics: Climate and Energy
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
August 21, 2013

Vancouver – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has agreed to extend a public comment period in the assessment of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project near Prince Rupert after environmental groups pointed out that the map submitted by the proponent and used in several public noti

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews, Climate and Energy
August 13, 2013

Canadians invited to comment on Canada’s weakening of environmental protection laws

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews, Climate and Energy
February 24, 2013

VANCOUVER, BC – Opinion leaders and decision-makers from across BC will come together the evening of Tuesday, February 26th to engage in a high level public dialogue about the challenge of managing the cumulative impacts of past, present and future human activities on BC’s ecosystems a

Topics: Climate and Energy, Lands & Forests
February 20, 2013

New mapping and analysis show gaping holes in conservation

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Topics: Lands & Forests, Climate and Energy
January 23, 2013

Kinder Morgan proposal increases risk of major oil spill without adequate insurance, report warns

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Topics: Climate and Energy
January 22, 2013

VANCOUVER, B.C. ─ A coalition of four environmental groups will hold a press conference on January 24, at 10:00 a.m.

Topics: Climate and Energy
October 18, 2012

Topics: Climate and Energy, Canada's Environmental Reviews
October 17, 2012

Omnibus bill again hides big changes to environmental laws, subverting democracy, weakening protection of air, water, soil and ecosystems

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews, Climate and Energy
October 4, 2012

Vancouver.  West Coast Environmental Law today announced the teams selected to participate in its “World’s 2nd Twitter Moot” – a mock court case to be argued competitively over Twitter on November 20th.  The five teams selected have two students each from Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops), Un

Topics: Climate and Energy
August 21, 2012

Vancouver - Critics of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker proposal welcomed today’s announcement by BC’s Official Opposition that there must be a “made in BC” decision on this project.

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews, Climate and Energy

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