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.
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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.
The Fisheries Act is the key federal law for fish habitat protection
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.
A new report – A Carbon Budget for Canada: A collaborative framework for federal and provincial climate leadership – explains how budgets and other best financial management practices provide a model for national leadership on climate change.
This report, co-released by West Coast Environmental Law and the Vanuatu Environmental Law Association, explains how well-established principles of private international law allows the courts and governments of individual countries to take action against fossil fuel polluters.
On December 22nd, West Coast Environmental Law and our allies in environmental assessment reform sent a letter to Catherine McKenna, Canada's new Minister of Environment and Climate Change, recommending a process for and key issues to examine in the review of environmental assessment processes sh
An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change regarding the NEB process.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) is not working for the environment, the public, or industry.