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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.

April 25, 2010

Your take-away message: If you do anything after reading this post – join the Facebook group Save Canada’s Environmental Laws!, and get your friends to do the same. 

April 21, 2010

In March we mused about the potential for climate scientists to sue climate deniers for defamation. 

April 17, 2010

Last Friday (April 16th), BC’s Ministry of Environment released a press release announcing the final Compliance and Enforcement Summary for 2009, which

April 14, 2010

If you live in Richmond then, from today (April 15th) until June 30th, you may see planes flying overhead, spraying you with a pesticide, known as Foray 48B, to attack Gypsy Moths that might be hiding in your backyard.  Foray 48B contains a naturally occurring bacter

April 13, 2010

Some interesting recent developments in the US on regulating hydraulic fracturing, aka “fracking.” 

April 6, 2010

I know that most of our readers are probably not Twitter-users.  We at West Coast Environmental Law are pretty new to Twitter ourselves.  If you have absolutely no interest in Twitter you might want to read another post.  Here’s a

March 30, 2010

UPDATE - APRIL 26, 2010 - See our new blog post and Facebook Group.

March 30, 2010

Unless you keep a close eye on announcements from the US Department of Transportation, you may have missed, as I did, this announcement from US Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood:

March 29, 2010

Last week, BC’s Minister of Forests and Range, Pat Bell, announced the introduction of a new Zero Net Deforestation Act.  Minister Bell explained:

March 25, 2010

In recent months there has been a sharp drop in public faith in climate science.  The collapse is not, as is sometimes suggested, in the scientific consensus that human-caused climate change is occurring.  As West Coast has previously pointed out, despite embarrassing errors and some arguably unprofessional e-mails, the