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In June 2016, the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change announced that she would establish an independent expert panel to review Canada’s environmental assessment (EA) processes under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012).

Author: Anna Johnston
Publication Date: July 2016
Pages: 6

Author: Gavin Smith, Alexandra Woodsworth, Karen Wristen
Publication Date: June 2016
Pages: 20

The BC government is developing a strategy to better assess and manage the cumulative ecological and social effects of past, present and future developments.

Author: Jessica Clogg, Anna Johnston and Hannah Askew
Publication Date: June 2016
Pages: 6

With the federal approval for the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipelines and tankers project set to expire at the end of 2016, the company requested a three-year extension on its certificate from the National Energy Board (NEB) and federal Cabinet.

Author: Gavin Smith
Publication Date: June 2016
Pages: 7

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development is conducting a study on  federal protected areas, looking at  how the full range of federal protected areas can work together to achieve both international conservation targets and domestic legislative objectives.

Author: Linda Nowlan
Publication Date: May 2016
Pages: 10

Residents of northern British Columbia are

Author: Lindsay Staples, Hannah Askew
Publication Date: May 2016
Pages: 91
Infographic: Jurisdiction in Coastal BC

There are many different legal authorities and regulations that have some bearing on the management of the shoreline and marine environment in BC. West Coast Environmental Law has prepared this infographic to help explain the very complicated regulatory environment in coastal BC.

Author: Deborah Carlson
Publication Date: May 2016
Pages: 2
Protecting BC's Coast Infographic
Author: Linda Nowlan, Ecotrust Canada
Publication Date: May 2016
Pages: 4

This open letter, endorsed by over 40 Canadian organizations representing hundreds of thousands of people, calls on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Cabinet Ministers to reject the pressure to champion tar sands pipelines.

Author: Open letter
Publication Date: April 2016
Pages: 3