In the Supreme Court of Canada’s 1996 decision in R v Van Der Peet, Justice Beverley McLachlin famously made reference to a “golden
Environmental Law Alert Blog
Through our Environmental Law Alert blog, West Coast keeps you up to date on the latest developments and issues in environmental law. This includes:
- proposed changes to the law that will weaken, or strengthen, environmental protection;
- stories and situations where existing environmental laws are failing to protect the environment; and
- emerging legal strategies that could be used to protect our environment.
My name is Shelby Lindley and I am a member of the Upper Nicola Band in the Syilx (Okanagan) Nation. I started my position with West Coast Environmental Law in November of 2018 as a staff lawyer with the RELAW (Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water) Project.
From December 16-18, 2019 the Federal Court of Appeal panel of judges, composed of Chief Justice Marc Noël with Justices Denis Pelletier and John B. Laskin, heard oral arguments on the latest round of appeals of the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project (TMX).
The BC government is developing a “climate preparedness and adaptation strategy to help ensure that communities across BC can prepare for a changing climate.” Now the government wants to hear from you about how climate change is af
Ever since Trudeau bought the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan, taxpayers have been on the hook for its multi-billion dollar construction price.
The public thinks the fossil fuel industry should be paying for climate costs.
That’s the conclusion of a number of polls that have been released over the past couple of years in countries around the world.
Who is minding the coast in BC?
The ocean is taking centre stage in the international law world.
In June 2019, Canadians celebrated the passing of a series of important federal environmental laws – including the Impact Assessment Act and Canadian Energy Regulator Act (Bill C-69) and the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act (Bill C-48).
When concerned individuals, community groups and First Nations are seeking justice on behalf of the environment, they need someone to turn to.