Vancouver. West Coast Environmental Law is calling for nominations for the Dr. Andrew Thompson award.
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.
First Nations, 2 in 3 British Columbians deny Northern Gateway permission to proceed
Members of the press are invited to attend a joint announcement in Vancouver by a coalition of First Nations and ci
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.
Regulations allow ministers to blanket-authorize pollution in fish-bearing waters despite widespread opposition, say environmental lawyers
Environmental lawyers say removal of an important oversight leaves environment and communities at risk
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.
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
#Lawstudents argue court appeal on #mining & #indigenous rights in X-Canada #Twitter Contest on Feb 28th at 10am PST: www.wcel.org/twtmoot
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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.
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.
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Former fisheries ministers, scientists and public concerned changes will hurt fish and local economies
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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
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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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