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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Wouldn’t you know it – I go away on holiday for a week and all kinds of stories happen and I’m not there to write them up for the Environmental Law Alert Blog.  Here are a handful of stories that were interesting – relating either to environment or law, or both – which I might have written posts about if I’d been here.  Seriously though – let me

If you’re paying attention to efforts to tackle climate change through emissions trading, or “Cap and Trade”, systems, then there have been a number of recent developments worthy of note.

UPDATE - FEBRUARY 1ST, 2011 - The Friends of Davie Bay's legal challenge goes to court in the BC Supreme Court in Vancouver this morning. 

A guest post by Richard Overstall

We received the following as press release this morning.

It’s been four months since the end of provincial government consultations on the regulation of cosmetic pesticides (here's West Coast Environmental Law's

Last winter (from December to February 15th) the BC government held public consultations on “new statutory protections to further safeguard our environment from cosmetic chemical pesticides.”  The response was overwhelming.  As a

Urgent Update - July 13, 2010: Last Thursday the Senate National Finance Committee heeded the call of West Coast Environmental Law and other conservation groups by cutting provisions from federal budget bill C-9 that would h

On Tuesday (July 6th) the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released the decision in

On Friday (July 2nd) the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency released the assessment report prepared in respect of the