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Environmental Law Alert Blog

Through our Environmental Law Alert blog, West Coast keeps you up to date on the latest developments and issues in environmental law. This includes:

  • proposed changes to the law that will weaken, or strengthen, environmental protection;
  • stories and situations where existing environmental laws are failing to protect the environment; and
  • emerging legal strategies that could be used to protect our environment.

If you have an environmental story that we should hear about, please e-mail Andrew Gage. We welcome your comments on any of the posts to this blog – but please keep in mind our policies on comments.

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Vancouver Climate Emergency Debate
April 23, 2019

Forty-nine years ago Earth Day was born. Millions of people are working on solutions to the Earth’s deep and intractable human-caused maladies.

December 20, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, the West Coast team wanted to share our victories and milestones with our “Year in Review”

BC Legislature
May 9, 2017

 

 Yawn.  Late last night, I watched the election results come in during a nail-biter of an election, and tried (eventually successfully) to get my 11-year old daughter – an ardent Green Party supporter – to go to sleep. 

Environmentalism of the rich
April 21, 2017

 

Today, April 22, we celebrate Earth Day, the day of action that started in 1970 and helped launch the environmental movement. 

Profiles of party leaders: John Horgan (BC NDP), Andrew Weaver (BC Green), and Christy Clark (BC Liberal)
April 11, 2017

In an earlier post we compared the BC Liberal and BC NDP Climate plans in advance of the upcoming election.  At the time the BC Green Party had not released its climate plan. 

August 11, 2015

The summer is quickly coming to a close, and the West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL) summer law student volunteers want to take this opportunity to thank our friends and mentors at WCEL for their support and guidance during the course of this amazing experience.

April 20, 2015

April 24 Update: We are informed that as a result of allocations for consultations and the Major Projects Management Office in the 2015 federal budget, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's budget will total approximately $32 million, which is comparable to recent previous years.

April 14, 2015

It’s budget season, and federal government departments are releasing reports on their spending for 2014-15 and projections for what they plan to spend in 2015-16.

March 30, 2015

[Update - noon, 1 April 2015: April Fools'!  But it shouldn't be a joke to expect strong environmental laws from the Canadian Government.  If you agree, click here to send a message to the Prime Minister.]

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