FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 14, 2013
Vancouver. The West Coast Environmental Law Association responded to the Ministry of Environment’s release, today, of a legislative proposal for a new Water Sustainability Act. The environmental law organization is encouraging British Columbians to press the provincial government for a strong A
New legal study makes case for reform
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
Canadians invited to comment on Canada’s weakening of environmental protection laws
Opponents credit public, scientific and First Nations pushback
VANCOUVER, BC – J.
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
New mapping and analysis show gaping holes in conservation
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Kinder Morgan proposal increases risk of major oil spill without adequate insurance, report warns
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VANCOUVER, B.C. ─ A coalition of four environmental groups will hold a press conference on January 24, at 10:00 a.m.
Massive bill before Parliament further undermines Canadian democracy and environment, groups say in open letter
Vancouver. Samuel Harrison and Pippa Feinstein, two law students with the University of Alberta Law School in Edmonton, Alberta, have won the Second ever Twitter Moot (a legal appeal argued entirely over Twitter). The Twitter Moot, held today at 10 am PST/1pm EST, saw event Judges Michael Geist
Omnibus bill again hides big changes to environmental laws, subverting democracy, weakening protection of air, water, soil and ecosystems
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
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.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - A refinery in Kitimat is the latest attempt to build support for the Northern Gateway pipeline that has been fiercely opposed by First Nations, communities, and people across BC.
Committee’s science-based approach is sound, but forest reserves should remain off limits to logging say environmental lawyers
West Coast Environmental Law announces national Twitter debate
Latest Enbridge Oil Spill Proves Once Again the Risks of the Northern Gateway Pipeline Are Too Great for the Project to Be Approved
Federal environmental assessment law passed Monday night will turn a blind eye to the potential human health and environmental impacts of many proposed projects.
Movement to protect nature and democracy in Canada will continue to build
Hundreds of websites darken for Black Out Speak Out
VANCOUVER – No fewer than 500 businesses and organizations and thousands of individual Canadians are uniting in collective defence of nature and democracy today as part of the Black Out Speak Out campaign.