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Wondering how you can get more involved in efforts to safeguard nature, communities and the climate through law?

Check out this page for information and opportunities to take action by attending events, contacting decision-makers, participating in government processes and more.


A legislated oil tanker ban on the north Pacific coast is within reach. Senators are preparing to vote on Bill C-48 – the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act – and they need to hear from you one last time.

Right now, oil industry lobbyists are doing all they can to kill the Bill, which could throw away our best chance to protect the unique and sensitive waters surrounding the Great Bear Rainforest. With just a few weeks left in the legislative session, time is running out for the tanker ban.

Williams Lake, Secwepemc Territory – Andrew Gage, a staff lawyer from West Coast Environmental Law, is attending this week’s North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) meeting to hear firsthand how wildfires and other climate-related impacts have affected northern communities – and how their elected officials expect to manage the huge costs that they face.

People have strong attachments to killer whales in British Columbia. They star in stories, art and legends of many First Nations and coastal communities.

Killer whales have matrilineal societies, with a mother or grandmother at the centre of the family, and lifelong close bonds between mothers and their offspring. Southern resident killer whales have a unique culture from other killer whale populations, using distinct vocalizations to communicate, find mates, and locate preferred prey.

Forty-nine years ago Earth Day was born. Millions of people are working on solutions to the Earth’s deep and intractable human-caused maladies. There is cause for despair at the real possibility of an uninhabitable earth, and there is reason for outrage at the state of the planet.

Help is on the way for some endangered southern mountain caribou. There are two plans under development to save this threatened species, and the BC government is consulting with the public about these plans. The consultation period has recently been extended until May 31st, 2019 at 4 pm.

School Strike for Climate

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the #fridays4future #schoostrike4climate in Vancouver. This event was one of over 2,000 events worldwide in 125 countries, involving 1.5 million people.

In June 2016, the federal government announced a major review of Canada’s environmental laws and processes – including environmental assessment (EA), the Fisheries Act, Navigation Protection Act and the National Energy Board. It's critical that we make the most of this opportunity, and we need some help from you.

Looking for local climate action that can send a global message? Join us in forcing fossil fuel companies to confront the harm caused by their products.

Each of our communities is suffering from climate change, and facing a rising tide of increasing costs. Climate Law in our Hands is looking for people who will confront that reality and then demand accountability from the fossil fuel industry.

MiningWatch needs your help to ensure accountability for the Mount Polley tailings pond disaster.