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Author: Gavin Smith, Alexandra Woodsworth, Karen Wristen
Publication Date: June 2016
Pages: 20
Infographic: Jurisdiction in Coastal BC

There are many different legal authorities and regulations that have some bearing on the management of the shoreline and marine environment in BC. West Coast Environmental Law has prepared this infographic to help explain the very complicated regulatory environment in coastal BC.

Author: Deborah Carlson
Publication Date: May 2016
Pages: 2
Protecting BC's Coast Infographic
Author: Linda Nowlan, Ecotrust Canada
Publication Date: May 2016
Pages: 4

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development is conducting a study on  federal protected areas, looking at  how the full range of federal protected areas can work together to achieve both international conservation targets and domestic legislative objectives.

Author: Linda Nowlan
Publication Date: May 2016
Pages: 10

Residents of northern British Columbia are

Author: Lindsay Staples, Hannah Askew
Publication Date: May 2016
Pages: 91

This open letter, endorsed by over 40 Canadian organizations representing hundreds of thousands of people, calls on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Cabinet Ministers to reject the pressure to champion tar sands pipelines.

Author: Open letter
Publication Date: April 2016
Pages: 3

West Coast Environmental Law's submissions to the BC Ministry of Environment in response to the province's Climate Leadership Team report and the Ministry's public consultation. 

Author: Andrew Gage, Deborah Carlson
Publication Date: March 2016
Pages: 3

The Fisheries Act is the key federal law for fish habitat protection

Author: Linda Nowlan and Anna Johnston
Publication Date: March 2016
Pages: 16

Author: Gavin Smith, Linda Nowlan and Georgia Lloyd-Smith
Publication Date: January 2016