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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
February 19, 2012

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (February 20, 2012) – Leading public health physicians, environmental lawyers and academics warned today against haphazard federal attempts to undermine environmental reviews for projects like Enbridge’s controversial Northern Gateway oil tanker and pipeline plan, caut

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews
February 13, 2012

Toronto.  Nicole Petersen and Emelia Baack, two students at the University of York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, gearing up to participate in the world’s first ever Twitter Moot, scheduled for 21st February at 1pm EST.  The Twitter Moot, a project of West Coast Environmen

February 13, 2012

Victoria.  Matthew Nefstead and Jenn Cameron, two students at the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law, are gearing up to participate in the world’s first ever Twitter Moot, scheduled for 21st February at 10 am PST.  The Twitter Moot, a project of West Coast Environ

February 13, 2012

Ottawa.  Yana Banzen and Kowlasar Misir, two students at the University of Ottawa’s Law School, are gearing up to participate in the world’s first ever Twitter Moot, scheduled for 21st February at 1pm EST.  The Twitter Moot, a project of West Coast Environmental Law, i

Topics: Indigenous Law
February 13, 2012

Vancouver.  Hamish Stewart and Matthew Kalkman, two students at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law, are putting the finishing touches on their written legal arguments for the world’s first ever Twitter Moot, scheduled for 21st February at 10am PST.  Th

February 13, 2012

Halifax.  Michele Charles and Kristen Balcom, two students at the University of Dalhousie’s Schulich Law School, are hard at work preparing for the world’s first ever Twitter Moot, scheduled for 21st February at 2pm AST.  The Twitter Moot, a project of West Coast Envir

January 24, 2012

Vancouver.  With four weeks to go until the World’s first-ever legal appeal argued over Twitter, the event’s host, West Coast Environmental Law, has announced that noted lawyer and Law Professor Kathleen Mahoney of the University of Calgary will be the third and final judge of the event.  Profess

January 17, 2012

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (January 18, 2012) - Jessica Clogg, Executive Director and Senior Counsel at West Coast Environmental Law issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement that President Obama’s has reject

Topics: Indigenous Law, Climate and Energy
January 8, 2012

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (Jan. 9, 2012) - A poll released today by BC environmental groups shows that almost 75 percent of British Columbians are worried about foreign investment in Canadian natural resources.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws
January 4, 2012

VANCOUVER – One of Canada’s oldest environmental law organisations responds to attack ads linked to a top oil sands firm suggesting that the venerable provider of environmental legal aid services is driven by US funde

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
December 12, 2011

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Topics: Environmental Legal Aid, Indigenous Law, Lands & Forests
November 28, 2011

Ottawa/Vancouver -  Environmental groups across Canada are expressing shock over the abrupt termination of the Parliamentary review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA).

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews

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