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In this report West Coast Environmental Law analyzes the resource management direction provided by twenty years of strategic land use planning in BC to address three related questions:    

Author: Jessica Clogg, Deborah Carlson
Publication Date: February 2013
Pages: 26

Existing and projected industrial growth in northwest BC, coupled with existing and projected climate change, has resulted in a heightened and growing need to consider the cumulative environmental, social and economic outcomes of developments.

Author: Jessica Clogg
Publication Date: January 2013
Pages: 23

Residents of the Salish Sea region—Vancouver, Victoria, the Gulf Islands and Washington State—could see a four-fold increase in the number of oil tankers traveling from the Port of Metro Vancouver through Juan de Fuca Strait, if Kinder Morgan is permitted to build a new pipeline to carry oil from

Author: West Coast Environmental Law, Living Oceans Society, Georgia Strait Alliance, and Wilderness Committee
Publication Date: January 2013
Pages: 12

In 2010, two unequivocal Indigenous-law based declarations were signed by First Nations, definitively banning tar sands crude oil tankers, pipelines and infrastructure from their territories.

Author: Clogg, Jessica, Paterson, Josh
Publication Date: December 2012
Pages: 8

On November 7, 2012, Rachel Forbes of West Coast Environmental Law submitted comments to the Standing Committee on Envioronment and Sustainable Development on Division 21 of Bill C-45, which amends the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012.

Author: Rachel Forbes
Publication Date: November 2012
Pages: 14

This backgrounder provides information about the Enbridge Joint Review Panel process and answers questions you may have if you are scheduled to give an oral statement before the Panel.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law, Living Oceans & Sierra Club
Publication Date: November 2012
Pages: 10

On November 21st, 2012, First Nations and environmental, recreation and grassroots groups supported by more than half a million Canadians issued an open letter opposing the federal government’s controversial second omnibus bill of 2012, Bill C-45.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law Association et al.
Publication Date: November 2012
Pages: 2

This publication is West Coast's written submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources study of Divisions 4, 18 and 21 of Part 4 of omnibus budget Bill C-45.

Author: Rachel Forbes
Publication Date: November 2012
Pages: 10
Preparing for Climate Change

Our climate is changing, and we need to plan for a “new normal”.

Author: Deborah Carlson
Publication Date: October 2012
Pages: 110

West Coast's submissions to the federal environmental assessment Review Panel on its Draft Public Hearing Procedures and Draft Procedures for Requesting Confidentiality for the proposed New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project. 

Author: Rachel Forbes
Publication Date: September 2012
Pages: 5