Vancouver, BC - Calvin Sandborn has been awarded the Dr. Andrew Thompson Award by West Coast Environmental Law for his contribution to environmental protection and sustainability in British Columbia.
West Coast Environmental Law is presenting the Dr. Andrew Thompson award to an environmental lawyer who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to environmental protection and sustainability in British Columbia.
District of Central Saanich repeals bylaw, pays court costs for neighbourhood group
“Our lands and waters are not for sale, not at any price.”
For Immediate Release
For immediate release: December 7, 2010
Environmental groups praise support for today's vote
Pour diffusion immédiate : Le 30 novembre 2010
L’appel à l'interdiction de pétroliers sur la côte nord du Pacifique s'intensifie : les Premières nations et les industries côtières unissent leurs forces à Ottawa et font pression pour une nouvelle loi
For Immediate Release: November 30, 2010
Delegation says oil tankers threaten coastal economies and communities.
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Vancouver, BC—Twelve environmental groups are calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to save Fish Lake, home to 80,000 rainbow trout and sacred to the Tsilhqot’in First Nations.
Vancouver, BC—Senate National Finance Committee heeds objections from conservation groups and votes to cut sections from federal budget that would severely weaken environmental assessment in Canada.
Announcement brings B.C. one step closer to a legislated ban
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Vancouver, BC—Proposed Budget bill allowed to pass House of Commons by MPs seeking to avoid an election contains buried sections that dangerously rewrite environmental assessment laws. Enviro groups ask Senate to put a stop to the bill.
Vancouver, BC — Proposed Budget bill contains buried provisions that rewrite environmental assessment laws and would allow dangerous projects to go ahead virtually unchecked, environmental groups say.
But BC must work with British Columbians to refine its approach if this potential is to be met.
Vancouver - The provincial government’s decision to move ahead on the Site C dam is irresponsible given the massive environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the proposed hydroelectric project.
Vancouver, BC--New B.C. guidelines for forest carbon offsets are “fake climate change action” and will fail to reduce carbon emissions quickly or protect vulnerable ecosystems,eight environmental groups said today.
Vancouver/Coast Salish Territory - Several First Nations peoples on the Central and North Pacific Coast and Haida Gwaii issued a Declaration this week banning Tar Sands crude oil tankers from their territories, citing the potentially devastating risk of oil spills associated with
Victoria. The announcement, in BC Budget 2010/11, of $69 million for justice and policing operations ignores the virtual collapse of the enforcement of BC’s environmental laws, according to West Coast Environmental Law.
VICTORIA – This morning Chief Roland Willson and the entire Council of the West Moberly First Nations will walk into the Courthouse in Victoria, BC to ask the BC Supreme Court to overturn mining permits in the critical habitat of an endangered caribou herd.
New report and accompanying letter signed by top international scientists and environmental thinkers urges government to integrate nature conservation into provincial climate action strategy.
“Emerging Solutions for Clean Green Power in BC” a dialogue on concrete legal and policy solutions to advance truly clean, green, renewable electricity generation in BC.
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Several environmental organizations today released a blueprint for improving the planning and development of renewable electricity projects in British Columbia.