1 February 2017 | West Coast Environmental Law

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February 2017

Review of federal environmental assessment processes: What happens next?

9 February, 2017

Last December, the Expert Panel appointed by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to review federal environmental assessment (EA) processes completed its cross-Canada tour. With the panel wrapping up its consultations, many people are asking, what now?

Staff Counsel Anna Johnston lays out some of the next steps we can expect in the EA review.


Photo: Staff Counsel Anna Johnston (far right) with the Multi-Interest Advisory Committee appointed to assist with the EA review. (Environment and Climate Change Canada)

Last December, the Expert Panel appointed by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to review federal environmental assessment processes wrapped up its cross-Canada tour.

BC NDP v. Liberal climate plans: A score card

8 February, 2017

Last week, the BC NDP released its “Clean Growth Climate Action Plan.” Unfortunately for both the NDP and public debate on climate policy, much of the media coverage focused less on the plan, and more on a leak of the plan by the BC Liberals. The BC Greens apparently have not released their climate strategy as yet, although it sounds as if a policy is under development. In the meantime, we bring you a score card comparing the BC Liberal and BC NDP climate plans.

 

 

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Flex your local muscles and hold fossil fuel companies accountable!

2 February, 2017

On January 25, 2017 West Coast and over 50 other organizations from around BC wrote to 190 local governments asking them to take action to hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for its role in causing climate change. If you agree, it’s time for you to get involved too – by asking your Mayor and Council and other local government officials to respond to, and act on, this letter.

On January 25, 2017 West Coast and over 50 other organizations from around BC wrote to 190 local governments asking them to take action to hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for its role in causing climate change. If you agree, it’s time for you to get involved too – by asking your Mayor and Council and other local government officials to respond to, and act on, this letter.