We received the following as press release this morning.
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.
On Friday (July 2nd) the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency released the assessment report prepared in respect of the
In March the West Moberly First Nation won a precedent setting victory in the BC Supreme Court for the threatened Burnt Pine caribou herd – putting the brakes on a coal mine being developed in the herd’s critical habitat. This cou
By Justin Basinger and Dyna Tuytel, Legal Interns, West Coast Environmental Law
Imagine criticizing a development or asking for changes to a law and getting sued by a large corporation with high priced lawyers and deep pockets. Even if you did absolutely nothing wrong, fighting the lawsuit could bankrupt you. Sound intimidating? That’s the point of lawsuits intended to silence public debate – known by the acronym SLAPPs,
Last week (April 20th), the federal government (as represented by Todd Gerhart of the Department of Justice - DOJ) announced that it would lay charges against the fish farm company, Marine Harvest, as a result of a private prosecution laid against the company by Alexandra Morton. I’m not going to review the facts of the case, which have been se
The Honourable Mr.
Alexandra Morton’s constitutional challenge to BC’s fish farm laws just keeps getting better. Justice Hinkson today has effectively created a moratorium on new fish farms and fish farm expansion in BC for
A Residential Tenancy Branch decision, released on December 28th, 2009, has ordered a New Westminster landlord to pay $11,950 to the residents of two apartments for illegally spraying pesticides in their apartment building.
Well everyone else had one, and we just felt left out…