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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.

If you have an environmental story that we should hear about, please e-mail Andrew Gage. We welcome your comments on any of the posts to this blog – but please keep in mind our policies on comments.

Photo: Wilderness Committee
December 11, 2019

Ever since Trudeau bought the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan, taxpayers have been on the hook for its multi-billion dollar construction price. 

December 10, 2019

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. 

Third Beach, Tofino (Photo: Michael Gabelmann)
December 3, 2019

Who is minding the coast in BC?

Venice flooding (Photo: Roberto Trombetta)
December 3, 2019

The ocean is taking centre stage in the international law world.

November 28, 2019

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).

November 13, 2019

When concerned individuals, community groups and First Nations are seeking justice on behalf of the environment, they need someone to turn to.

Photo Credit: BC Government Flickr
November 13, 2019

The excitement and anticipation from the public viewing gallery at BC’s legislature was palpable.

October 23, 2019

It was called “Canada’s climate election,” and as the dust settles we can celebrate that 63% of votes cast were in favour of parties that made strong

October 15, 2019

Greta Thunberg may not have received this year's Nobel Peace Prize, but her nomination reflects the work being done by countless youth around the world who have given the climate movement a new m

Coastal storm, Vancouver Island (Photo: Harold via Flickr)
September 25, 2019

This week a special subgroup of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) spoke out about the state of the world’s oceans and coasts. The facts are worrying – sea levels are rising, marine species hover on the brink of extinction, and ocean water quality is deteriorating.

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