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September 16, 2022

WHISTLER, BC / Squamish & St’át’imc (Lil’wat) Territories – West Coast Environmental Law applauds local government officials at the 2022 Union of BC Municipalities Convention who passed two resolutions this morning in support of a provincial law to prioritize biodiversity and ecosystem health

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Lands & Forests, Fish & Wildlife, Healthy Waters
August 10, 2022

Court dismisses defamation lawsuit against Qualicum Beach residents

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Environmental Legal Aid
August 8, 2022

VANCOUVER/Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – A new poll released today by the Sue Big Oil campaign finds that 69% of British Columbians support their local government working with other local governments to sue the w

Topics: Climate and Energy, Sue Big Oil
July 20, 2022

Topics: Climate and Energy, Sue Big Oil, Climate Solutions
July 18, 2022

VANCOUVER/Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – On Tuesday, July 19, the City of Vancouver is set to consider a motion to fund a class action lawsuit by local governments against global oil and gas companies for their role in causing climate change and the resulting local costs.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Sue Big Oil
June 22, 2022

VANCOUVER/Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories - Today, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) released a report confirming

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
June 20, 2022

VANCOUVER/Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – Lawyers with West Coast Environmental Law welcomed the release of BC’s Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy today and noted improvements in the transparency and reporting features of the plan.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions
June 15, 2022

VANCOUVER, BC/Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – The Sue Big Oil Campaign launches today with a call on BC local governments to do more to protect their communities from heat waves, wildfires, flooding and other climate impact

Topics: Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions
April 7, 2022

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER

West Coast Environmental Law Association issued the following statement regarding Budget 2022:

Topics: Climate and Energy
March 30, 2022

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Climate Solutions
March 29, 2022

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy
February 18, 2022

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER 

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
February 9, 2022

VANCOUVER/Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – Tens of thousands of Canadians are asking the federal government to pause any further construction spending on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) until a cost update is provided, two years after the federal government last to

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
February 3, 2022

Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa — Environmental groups Environmental Defence, West Coast Environmental Law, Stand.earth, Dogwood and the Wilderness Committee have launched legal proceedings against Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the Alberta government for defamatory statements that directl

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
November 26, 2021

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers, Indigenous Law, Indigenous Law
November 24, 2021

Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa — Environmental groups are demanding that Premier Jason Kenney retract statements and issue an apology for communications they say are defamatory and directly contrary to the findings of the Public Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy
November 23, 2021

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Marine Protection
October 25, 2021

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER – BC’s new Climate “Roadmap,” unveiled today by the BC government, does not plot a course to achieving BC’s 20

Topics: Climate and Energy
October 21, 2021

Commissioner Allan’s Final Report Proves The Inquiry Was A Pointless, But Dangerous Political Stunt, Say Targeted Groups

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
October 18, 2021

Just 7% say federal government should spend whatever it takes to build the pipeline

Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
September 21, 2021

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER

Time to get to work on climate action and a just recovery, say enviro lawyers.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws
September 8, 2021

Vancouver, BC, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories

Topics: Climate and Energy, Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
August 13, 2021

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER – West Coast Environmental Law congratulates the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai'xais, Nuxalk and Wuikinuxv Nations, Parks Canada and the BC provincial government for collaborating on an important step

Topics: Indigenous Law, Marine Protection, Great Bear Sea, Protected Areas, Indigenous Laws
July 29, 2021

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER – The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) and West Coast Environmental Law Association today warned that BC’s recent Heat Dome may have caused an estimated five to s

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Community Climate Adaptation, Climate Solutions, Green Communities, Coastal Communities, Green Infrastructure
July 7, 2021

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/VANCOUVER – West Coast Environmental Law’s staff climate lawyer and climate scientist are responding to a new study released today demonstrating that the recent 40-50°C temperatures suffered across BC

Topics: Climate and Energy, Community Climate Adaptation, Climate Solutions

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