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West Coast Environmental Law responds to “Ethical” Oil smear campaign

Thursday, January 5, 2012

VANCOUVER – One of Canada’s oldest environmental law organisations responds to attack ads linked to a top oil sands firm suggesting that the venerable provider of environmental legal aid services is driven by US funders who contribute a small portion of its revenue.

West Coast Environmental Law’s Executive Director and Senior Counsel, Jessica Clogg said: “Our campaigns are not dictated by the sources of our funding. Rather, we seek funding to support the environmental initiatives we decide on as a British Columbia organisation with deep roots in communities around the province.”

“Our funding to support ordinary Canadians in keeping our magnificent north Pacific Coast free from the threat of oil tankers and oil spills is dwarfed by that of oil producers and refiners, which put up $100 million to promote the Northern Gateway project and push it through the regulatory review.”

Read the full West Coast response at:  Why West Coast is fighting Enbridge (it’s not the funding).

For more information contact:
Jessica Clogg, Executive Director and Senior Counsel, West Coast Environmental Law: 604.601.2501