Legislation loses points for regulations that exempt high-carbon projects from review
OTTAWA — The Canadian government has surpassed its commitment to protect at least 10 per cent of its oceans before 2020. This achievement is the result of significant collaboration between Indigenous communities, the Canadian government, conservation organizations, communities and industries.
VICTORIA/VANCOUVER, BC - As Taseko Mines once again attempts to force its way with an injunction to start drilling in Tŝilhqot’in ancestral
OTTAWA/VANCOUVER – Late yesterday evening Senators voted to pass Bill C-69, which contains important changes to Canada’s laws pertaining to impact assessment, energy regulation, and protection of navigable waters.
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.
Environmental and conservation groups respond to modernized Fisheries Act
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
OTTAWA – Over 90 per cent of Canadians support the call to protect 30 per cent of the country’s oceans by 2030, according to a survey released today by Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, David Suzuki Foundation, West Coast Environmental Law and World Wildlife Fund Canada.
Federal bill renewing Canada’s Oceans Act receives Royal Assent
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
OTTAWA - Members of the Senate committee reviewing Bill C-69 have unleashed a tsunami of 240 amendments that threaten to destroy the integrity of the bill, say environmental groups.
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
VICTORIA, Territory of the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations – Lawyers with West Coast Environmental Law applauded BC’s Budget 2019 for delivering on funding promises to implement the government’s climate plan, CleanBC.
VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territories – Environmental lawyers are optimistic about new legal protections for free expression in BC, after the reintroduction of a bill to protect British Columbians from strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP).
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
Ensuring federal assessment of high-carbon projects is critical if Canada is to step up Paris Agreement ambitions at COP 24
But lawyers say more must be done to ensure independent evidence and safeguard climate
VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – West Coast Environmental Law is calling for stronger and more consistent legal standards for Canada’s marine protected areas (MPAs) and other conservation areas, following the release of a new report from a National Advisory Panel appointed to offer guidance to the federal government regarding categories and associated protection standards for federal MPAs.
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.