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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
May 23, 2012

Groups agree that silence not an option as attacks on nature and democracy continue

BLACK OUT SPEAK OUT

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews
April 26, 2012

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews
April 23, 2012

Fisheries Act changes shaping up to be ‘give-away’ to big oil and mining companies

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews
March 28, 2012

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (March 29, 2012) - Jessica Clogg, Executive Director and Senior Counsel at the West Coast Environmental Law Association issued the following statement in response to today’s budget, which included rollbacks of long-standing legal protections for the environment.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Canada's Environmental Reviews
March 27, 2012

Topics: Climate and Energy, Canada's Environmental Reviews, Indigenous Law
March 12, 2012

(Ottawa) Conservative MPs on the Committee reviewing the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) have set out recommendations that follow the party line to further gut the federal environmental assessment process while failing to consider expert testimony to improve it, according to environm

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews
March 8, 2012

Plans to roll back federal environmental reviews are reckless say environmental lawyers

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews
February 28, 2012

Weak environmental laws jeopardize public health and safety and the integrity of First Nations consultation

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews

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