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