MONTREAL / OTTAWA / VANCOUVER - Five environmental organizations – Climate Action Network Canada, the David Suzuki Foundation, Équiterre, Ecojustice and West Coast Environmental Law – are calling on federal parliamentarians to urgently prioritize the Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act
VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – West Coast Environmental Law applauds today’s decision by the Supreme Court upholding Canada’s price on carbon pollution, which confirmed the responsibility of all levels of government to take action to address the climate crisi
Urgent need for national strategy and law to address environmental racism
VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – West Coast Environmental Law is deeply disappointed by today’s decision by the BC government to continue construction on the Site C dam.
The issue: Is it unconstitutional for Parliament to enact a law requiring federal assessments of the effects of major proposals such as coal mines and fossil fuel projects?
Canada has some of the weakest protections against cruise ship pollution along North American West Coast, says new report
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Horgan government pushes back climate plan by a year
VANCOUVER, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – The Province of British Columbia has missed its own deadline to complete the CleanBC plan, another in a long string of broken promises on climate action.
VANCOUVER, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories — A new report by the Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) shows the Trans Mountain and Keystone pipelines are not needed even if only minimum climate action is taken.
Lawyers say changes are needed for the law to show true climate leadership
VANCOUVER, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – Dr.
Environmental lawyers look for government to deliver on commitments to aggressive climate vision and plan
VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – Jessica Clogg, West Coast Environmental Law’s Executive Director and Senior Counsel, made the following statement in response to Premier John Horgan’s announcement of an October 24th election:
VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territories – West Coast Environmental Law Association applauds the environment-related commitments made today by the BC government on COVID-19 recovery funding.
VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – Reacting to the ground-breaking lawsuit filed today by the State of Delaware against 31 fossil fuel companies, West Coast Environmental Law is calling on the government of British Columbia to follow suit to hold global fossil fu
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OTTAWA, ON, Algonquin Anishnaabeg Territory – Environmental lawyers are welcoming improvements to the federal government’s Strategic Assessment of Climate Change (SACC), released today, but are also expressing frustration at its failure to establish an adequate “climate test” for assessing how in
Environmental lawyers vow to fight on as Court denies leave for Indigenous legal challenges
“The federal government investigating itself is clearly not an option,” said Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, UBCIC
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.
VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – Lawyers at West Coast Environmental Law are calling on the BC Liberal Caucus to correct misinformation aimed at undermining environmental organizations and lawful resistance to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in Wet’suwet’en territ
Support crumbles when costs exceed $12 billion, new poll finds
Estimated cost jumps from $7.4B to $12.6B, prompting calls for government to abandon the project