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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
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
November 27, 2012

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews
November 20, 2012

Massive bill before Parliament further undermines Canadian democracy and environment, groups say in open letter

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews, Indigenous Law
November 19, 2012

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

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
August 16, 2012

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.

Topics: Climate and Energy
August 14, 2012

Committee’s science-based approach is sound, but forest reserves should remain off limits to logging say environmental lawyers

Topics: Lands & Forests
August 12, 2012

West Coast Environmental Law announces national Twitter debate

Topics: Climate and Energy
July 29, 2012

Latest Enbridge Oil Spill Proves Once Again the Risks of the Northern Gateway Pipeline Are Too Great for the Project to Be Approved

Topics: Climate and Energy, Indigenous Law
June 19, 2012

Federal environmental assessment law passed Monday night will turn a blind eye to the potential human health and environmental impacts of many proposed projects.

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews
June 18, 2012

Movement to protect nature and democracy in Canada will continue to build

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews
June 3, 2012

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.

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews

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