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NEW CASE ALERT: Crown consultation and pipelines - Brokenhead Ojibway Nation v. Canada (Attorney General), is a brief that focuses on a new Federal Court decision about the government’s duty to consult First Nations when considering pipeline projects (May 2009).

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: October 2009
Pages: 3

The proposed 1,170 kilometre-long Enbridge Gateway Pipeline project would stretch from the Alberta tar sands to a marine terminal at Kitimat and would result in an estimated 225 crude oil and condensate tankers a year travelling through the territories of coastal First Nations.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: September 2009
Pages: 4

British Columbia’s north coast oil tanker moratorium, covers the Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound – the waters between Alaska, Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island .

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: July 2009
Pages: 4

This paper has been written to contribute to the discussion concerning local governments and their efforts to build more sustainable communities.

Author: Rutherford, Susan
Publication Date: June 2009
Pages: 20

While direct reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions remain the top priority in meeting the provincial government’s commitment to a carbon neutral public sector and meeting provincial GHG targets, some emissions will remain to be offset.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law et al.
Publication Date: May 2009
Pages: 5

West Coast is concerned that in the current debate around independent power producer projects, or IPPs, there is more heat being generated than light.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: May 2009
Pages: 16

West Coast Environmental Law has reviewed the platforms of the BC Liberal Party, the BC NDP, and the BC Green Party on a number of key environmental issues.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: May 2009
Pages: 1

The BC government is proposing to implement a mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting regulation in BC under the “cap and trade” legislation . The government released an Intentions Paper for comments, that set out its current thinking and questions as it starts to prepare the regulation.

Author: BC Sustainable Energy Association; David Suzuki Foundation; Pembina Institute; West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: November 2008
Pages: 7

The BC government is proposing to implement vehicle greenhouse gas emissions reduction standards in BC, once they are also implemented in California. The government released an Intentions Paper for comments, that set out its current thinking and questions as it starts to prepare the regulation.

Author: Rutherford, Susan
Publication Date: September 2008
Pages: 5

The overwhelming scientific consensus is that the global warming we are presently experiencing is due to human-factors. In turn, climate change presents significant risks to the forest ecosystems of BC. West Coast Environmental Law welcomes the MoFR’s recognition of these two key realities.

Author: Clogg, Jessica
Publication Date: July 2006
Pages: 2

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