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Media Releases

April 15, 2010

Vancouver, BC--New B.C. guidelines for forest carbon offsets are “fake climate change action” and will fail to reduce carbon emissions quickly or protect vulnerable ecosystems,eight environmental groups said today.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Lands & Forests
March 23, 2010

Vancouver/Coast Salish Territory - Several First Nations peoples on the Central and North Pacific Coast and Haida Gwaii issued a Declaration this week banning Tar Sands crude oil tankers from their territories, citing the potentially devastating risk of oil spills associated with

Topics: Indigenous Law, Climate and Energy
March 1, 2010

Victoria. The announcement, in BC Budget 2010/11, of $69 million for justice and policing operations ignores the virtual collapse of the enforcement of BC’s environmental laws, according to West Coast Environmental Law.

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
January 27, 2010

New report and accompanying letter signed by top international scientists and environmental thinkers urges government to integrate nature conservation into provincial climate action strategy.

Topics: Climate and Energy, Lands & Forests
January 5, 2010

Media Advisory

“Emerging Solutions for Clean Green Power in BC” a dialogue on concrete legal and policy solutions to advance truly clean, green, renewable electricity generation in BC.


Topics: Climate and Energy
December 16, 2009

Several environmental organizations today released a blueprint for improving the planning and development of renewable electricity projects in British Columbia.

Topics: Climate and Energy
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
December 3, 2009

Vancouver – The months of opposition and controversy that have dogged federal government plans to conduct an environmental assessment and regulatory review the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project will not be quelled by the terms of reference released today by the Canadian Environmental Ass

Topics: Canada's Environmental Reviews
September 21, 2009

Vancouver - Lawyers from West Coast Environmental Law today wrote to Sheila Fraser, the Auditor General of Canada, to ask her to investigate the Prime Minister’s decision to use Green Infrastructure funds to contribute $130 million to the controversial Northwest Transmission Line, which would ena

Topics: Climate and Energy
August 16, 2009

VANCOUVER – A coalition of community and conservation groups has called on Ottawa to establish a full public inquiry to look into the far-reaching effects of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines proposal.

Topics: Climate and Energy