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Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: October 2009
Pages: 4

The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline: Getting the Decision Right analyzes limitations of the proposed review process for the project and proposes solutions.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: October 2009
Pages: 6

NEW CASE ALERT: Crown consultation and pipelines - Brokenhead Ojibway Nation v. Canada (Attorney General), is a brief that focuses on a new Federal Court decision about the government’s duty to consult First Nations when considering pipeline projects (May 2009).

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: October 2009
Pages: 3

The proposed 1,170 kilometre-long Enbridge Gateway Pipeline project would stretch from the Alberta tar sands to a marine terminal at Kitimat and would result in an estimated 225 crude oil and condensate tankers a year travelling through the territories of coastal First Nations.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: September 2009
Pages: 4

British Columbia’s north coast oil tanker moratorium, covers the Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound – the waters between Alaska, Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island .

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: July 2009
Pages: 4

This paper has been written to contribute to the discussion concerning local governments and their efforts to build more sustainable communities.

Author: Rutherford, Susan
Publication Date: June 2009
Pages: 20

While direct reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions remain the top priority in meeting the provincial government’s commitment to a carbon neutral public sector and meeting provincial GHG targets, some emissions will remain to be offset.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law et al.
Publication Date: May 2009
Pages: 5

West Coast is concerned that in the current debate around independent power producer projects, or IPPs, there is more heat being generated than light.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: May 2009
Pages: 16

West Coast Environmental Law has reviewed the platforms of the BC Liberal Party, the BC NDP, and the BC Green Party on a number of key environmental issues.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: May 2009
Pages: 1

The BC government is proposing to implement a mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting regulation in BC under the “cap and trade” legislation . The government released an Intentions Paper for comments, that set out its current thinking and questions as it starts to prepare the regulation.

Author: BC Sustainable Energy Association; David Suzuki Foundation; Pembina Institute; West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: November 2008
Pages: 7

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