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
BC’s unprecedented heatwave highlights urgent need for action under federal law passed today
Thousands of projects escape assessment under federal law
OTTAWA, Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territories — Environmental organizations Climate Action Network-Réseau Action Climat, Ecojustice, Équiterre, David Suzuki Foundation and West Coast Environmental Law Association celebrate the final vote in the House of Commons to adopt the Canadian Net-Ze
Groups urge all MPs to support Bill C-230 in final House vote this fall
OTTAWA, Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People
VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories – With its new policy statemen
Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territories [OTTAWA] - Environmental organizations Climate Action Network-Réseau Action Climat (CAN-Rac), Ecojustice, Équiterre, David Suzuki Foundation (DSF) and West Coast Environmental Law Association (WCELA) urge the House of Commons and Senate to move swiftly to
Climate accountability bill needs significant improvement to achieve net-zero emissions, experts warn
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?
ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, STAND.earth, WEST COAST ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Lawyers say changes are needed for the law to show true climate leadership
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.
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.
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
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
Groups launch petition demanding full disclosure by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Amending legislation passed in Bill C-69 or C-48 would diminish public trust, say enviro lawyers
VICTORIA, BC, Lekwungen Territories – West Coast Environmental Law Association is celebrating today’s introduction of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, which will bring the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UN Declaration”) into provincial law.