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July 21, 2020

Please be advised that effective 1 August 2020, West Coast Environmental Law's office address will be changed. 

Telephone and fax numbers remain the same.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Climate and Energy, Indigenous Law, Marine Protection, Green Communities, Environmental Legal Aid, Legal Advice
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.

Topics: Environmental Legal Aid, EDRF Legal Aid Fund, Legal Advice
February 27, 2020

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

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Marine Protection, Environmental Legal Aid, EDRF Legal Aid Fund
November 8, 2019

West Coast Environmental Law event marks 30 years of environmental legal aid in BC

Topics: Environmental Legal Aid, EDRF Legal Aid Fund
May 16, 2018

Judge slams federal Environment Minister for failure to protect at-risk caribou herds

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – Lawyers and local environmental advocates are celebrating a victory in the Federal Court of Canada on behalf of endangered caribou herds in British Columbia.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Fish & Wildlife, Environmental Legal Aid
May 15, 2018

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – West Coast Environmental Law Association welcomes the BC government’s introduction of the Protection of Public Participation Act, a much-needed law that aims to protect British Columbians from costly SLAPP lawsuits (strategic lawsuits against public parti

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Environmental Legal Aid
March 5, 2018

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – Today, 45 leading organizations and public interest advocates from a broad range of sectors published an open letter welcoming the BC Attorney General’s commitment to enact legislation to protect British Columbians from strategic lawsuits against public p

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Environmental Legal Aid, EDRF Legal Aid Fund, Legal Advice
December 14, 2017

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – West Coast Environmental Law Association is pleased to see today’s announcement that the BC government has refused to grant an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed KGHM Ajax open-pit gold and copper mine.

Topics: Strong Environmental Laws, Environmental Assessment, Lands & Forests, Indigenous Law, Indigenous Law, Environmental Legal Aid, EDRF Legal Aid Fund
October 17, 2016

Williams Lake, BC – MiningWatch Canada today filed a private prosecution against the B.C. government and the Mount Polley Mining Corporation for violations of the federal Fisheries Act in connection with the largest mine waste disaster in Canadian history.

Topics: Environmental Legal Aid
August 20, 2014
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Topics: Environmental Legal Aid
December 12, 2011

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Topics: Environmental Legal Aid, Indigenous Law, Lands & Forests
January 5, 2011

 

District of Central Saanich repeals bylaw, pays court costs for neighbourhood group

Topics: Environmental Legal Aid, Green Communities
January 31, 2010

VICTORIA – This morning Chief Roland Willson and the entire Council of the West Moberly First Nations will walk into the Courthouse in Victoria, BC to ask the BC Supreme Court to overturn mining permits in the critical habitat of an endangered caribou herd.

Topics: Environmental Legal Aid
December 8, 2009

Vancouver - For the past 20 years the West Coast Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund (EDRF) has provided legal support to British Columbians seeking to protect their environment.

Topics: Environmental Legal Aid