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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Over the past few weeks, the campaign for a legislated tanker ban seems to have taken on a life of its own.

On Wednesday (December 1st) the Honourable Mr. Justice Slade certified a class action brought by the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation against the government of British Columbia. The class action alleges:

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On November 2nd,  Jim Prentice, then the Minister of Environment, refused to issue an environmental assessment certificate to Taseko Mines Ltd. to allow the company to build its controversial Prosperity Mine.  The

Last week our colleagues at Ecojustice launched a case in Ontario that, if successful, could transform how governments regulate toxics in Canada and how environmental law is practiced.

As anyone who has been reading this blog recently knows, West Coast has major concerns about the government’s recent overhaul of the resource Ministries.  And longer term readers will know that we’ve also

We’ve just received an email sent to people working in the natural resource sector explaining the new Ministry of Natural Resource Operations (MNRO).  West Coast Environmental Law expressed concern about this new Ministry yesterday (Oct.

Most governments have at least two distinct personalities when it comes to environmental protection.  In the spirit of Hallowe’en this Sunday, let’s call them Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  Dr.

West Coast was interested to read in the Globe and Mail last week that Statistics Canada has been forced, in order to meet its