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September 15, 2014

Vancouver.  West Coast Environmental Law is calling for nominations for the Dr. Andrew Thompson award.

September 1, 2014

VANCOUVER. Environmental lawyers have raised serious concerns over proposed new federal regulations that would allow aquaculture facilities to dump aquatic drugs, pesticides and fish waste into wild fish habitat with impunity.

August 20, 2014
Topics: Environmental Legal Aid
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
May 6, 2014

VANCOUVER. Leading environmental organizations are rejecting the British Columbia government proposal for forest tenure change that would increase the amount of land under the control of logging companies in the form of Tree Farm Licences.

Topics: Lands & Forests
April 24, 2014

Regulations allow ministers to blanket-authorize pollution in fish-bearing waters despite widespread opposition, say environmental lawyers

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews
April 14, 2014

Environmental lawyers say removal of an important oversight leaves environment and communities at risk

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews
March 24, 2014

VANCOUVER – Today Bill 4 (the Park Amendment Act) is set to become law, despite widespread opposition from the BC public and a consortium of leading environmental organizations and notable park advocates.

Topics: Lands & Forests
February 27, 2014

Vancouver.  West Coast Environmental Law today held Twitter Moot 2014 – an on-line court-appeal argued over Twitter and featuring law students from across Canada.  The winners of this unique social media event were Erin Gray and Mae Price of the University of Victoria.  The two tweeters were also

Topics: Indigenous Law
February 25, 2014

#Lawstudents argue court appeal on #mining & #indigenous rights in X-Canada #Twitter Contest on Feb 28th at 10am PST:

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Topics: Indigenous Law
February 16, 2014

VANCOUVER - Six of the largest environmental groups in B.C. joined together today to condemn a B.C. Government proposal to allow industry to carry out “research” within B.C.’s protected areas related to pipelines, transmission lines, roads and other industrial activities.

Topics: Lands & Forests
February 4, 2014

Victoria, B.C. – According to a recent poll by Justason Market Intelligence, nearly two-thirds of British Columbians (64 per cent) oppose Enbridge’s proposal to transport crude oil through B.C.'s northern inside coastal waters.

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews
November 27, 2013


Topics: Green Communities
November 24, 2013

Former fisheries ministers, scientists and public concerned changes will hurt fish and local economies

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews
November 13, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Thursday, November 14, 2013

October 17, 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

September 18, 2013

New legal study makes case for reform

Topics: Lands & Forests
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
June 18, 2013

Opponents credit public, scientific and First Nations pushback

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews
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

For Immediate Release

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

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

For Immediate Release 

Topics: Climate and Energy