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In May 2017, Canada's federal government introduced Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act.

Author: Multiple authors
Publication Date: October 2017
Pages: 2

West Coast Environmental Law Association was invited to appear as a witness before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities to provide testimony on Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act.

Author: Gavin Smith
Publication Date: October 2017
Pages: 11
2017-08 NEB Submission

This submission outlines key recommendations from West Coast Environmental Law Association in response to the federal government's

Author: Anna Johnston, Jessica Clogg
Publication Date: August 2017
Pages: 4

The historic NDP/Green alliance in British Columbia has committed to "Immediately employ every tool available to the new government to stop the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, the seven-fold increase in tanker traffic on our coast, and the transportation of raw bitumen through our provin

Author: Jessica Clogg, Eugene Kung, Gavin Smith, Andrew Gage
Publication Date: June 2017
Pages: 8
KM Trans Mountain Legal Brief

This briefing note summarizes some of the legal risks facing Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project. It includes a summary of ongoing litigation and a discussion about additional legal risks, including developments in Canadian, International and Indigenous law.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law Association, Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust
Publication Date: May 2017
Pages: 6

In 2016, the federal government launched a public review to modernize the National Energy Board (NEB), providing an important opportunity to strengthen the regulatory process and ensure that Canada continues to have a modern, efficient and effective regulator.

Author: Eugene Kung
Publication Date: March 2017
Pages: 20
Climate Accountability Letters: An intro for local governments

Over 50 community groups from around BC - organizations focused on health, faith, human rights and environment - have asked BC's local governments to take action to hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for its role in the climate costs being caused by fossil fuel pollution.

Author: Andrew Gage
Publication Date: February 2017
Tanker Ban Brief 2017

In January 2016, West Coast Environmental Law Association released Keeping Our Coast Clean: Frequently Asked Questions About an Oil Tanker Ban on BC’s Pacific North Coast, in response to th

Author: Gavin Smith
Publication Date: January 2017
Pages: 14