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A message from our Executive Director on COVID-19

Monday, March 16, 2020

How we’re responding to global efforts to #FlattenTheCurve

These are exceptional times. There is a lot going on in the world and it seems like the news is changing almost by the minute.

As we face this global pandemic together, we are each continuing to contribute in the best way we can to our communities, our society and the planet. For West Coast, that means continuing to do our part to address urgent environmental challenges – harnessing the power of law to protect the people and places we all care about – even as we move to different work arrangements and take all steps possible to keep our employees, partners and clients safe.

As March 16, 2020, West Coast staff are working from home to help “flatten the curve” and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We will be doing our best to maintain our regular operations, but please recognize that there may be a short delay in responding to inquiries and requests.

If you require environmental legal aid services please continue to contact us at legalaid@wcel.org to connect with a lawyer. We are also still accepting applications to the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund

While we adapt to this new reality, our work to transform the legal landscape continues. Please be assured that our staff are continuing to develop and advance legal solutions to protect nature and communities. We’ll also continue to keep our readers informed about new developments in environmental law, and the important environmental issues that are still affecting us.

We understand that the world seems uncertain in many respects at this moment in time. We are grateful for the leadership and efforts of our public health agencies, healthcare workers and government officials – and we encourage you to follow their recommendations to take care of yourselves and each other.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us should you have any questions. You can still connect with us by phone at 604-684-7378 or toll-free at 1-800-330-WCEL (voicemails will be checked regularly). Or, you may contact us at the email addresses below:

On behalf of the West Coast team, we thank you for your continued support and wish you well as we face this situation together.

Jessica Clogg
Executive Director & Senior Counsel
West Coast Environmental Law