In July 2020, the federal government released draft terms of reference for a strategic assessment of thermal coal mining – the first strategic assessment conducted under Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act.
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British Columbia is one of the few coastal jurisdictions in North America that does not have a coastal law or strategy.
In September 2019, Alberta launched a constitutional reference (legal challenge) of Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act.
Canada has missed every greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction target that has been set prior to its 2030 target. In order to meet our obligations to address climate change, a legal framework is needed to ensure accountability.
Since the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker expansion project (TMX) was first proposed in 2013, there has been a series of legal challenges over government decisions to approve the project.
In January 2020, the BC government sought public input on the province's emergency management legislation.
British Columbia’s iconic coast extends for tens of thousands of kilometres and is relied upon by millions of people. It is one of the largest coastal jurisdictions in the world.
In January 2020, the BC government invited the public to share their views about a climate adaptation strategy for British Columbia.
In the wake of BC’s historic decision to enshrine the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) into law, Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Initiative and West Coast Environmental Law teamed up to explore future possib
BC exercises considerable jurisdiction in the marine and coastal realm, and works closely with other levels of government who share this jurisdiction – including Indigenous, federal and local governments.