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Environmental Law Alert Blog: Field notes: A week of pipeline action and cross-Canada solidarity

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Staff Counsel Eugene Kung recounts an action-packed week preparing for – and responding to – the federal government's approval of the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline and tankers proposal.

This is your friend Eugene, blogging from 9,753 metres in the sky.

I’m writing on my way . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Field notes: A week of pipeline action and cross-Canada solidarity

Environmental Law Alert Blog: RELAW Project: Summer in review

Monday, September 19, 2016 Over the summer, the Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Wate… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: RELAW Project: Summer in review

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Field notes from the Haida Gwaii Potlatch: Why government and industry should take heed of Indigenous governance decisions

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 I was honoured to have been invited to witness this historic potlatch, Raven Always Sets Things Right, hosted by the Yahgulaan… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Field notes from the Haida Gwaii Potlatch: Why government and industry should take heed of Indigenous governance decisions

Environmental Law Alert Blog: What are we going to do about Site C?

Monday, August 15, 2016 As the Site C dam project forges ahead, West Coast's RELAW Project Man… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: What are we going to do about Site C?

Environmental Law Alert Blog: What are we going to do about Site C?

Monday, August 15, 2016

As the Site C dam project forges ahead, West Coast’s RELAW Project Manager Maxine Matilpi considers difficult questions about the future of the Peace River Valley and the Indigenous communities fighting to preserve their territories.

 

 

It’s the end of the day and our shared office is hot and stuffy. My colleague on the RELAW project, Georgia, asks with all seriousness, “What are we going to do about Site C?”

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Environmental Law Alert Blog: Lessons from a summer at West Coast

Friday, August 12, 2016 West Coast Environmental Law Association was lucky to have four talented students join us this summer from law schools across the co… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Lessons from a summer at West Coast

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Lessons from a summer at West Coast

Friday, August 12, 2016 West Coast Environmental Law Association was lucky to have four talented students join us this summer from law schools across the co… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Lessons from a summer at West Coast

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Catching up with science: Salmon biodiversity and Aboriginal fisheries rights in BC

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 At West Coast Environmental Law, we are passionate about collaboration a… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Catching up with science: Salmon biodiversity and Aboriginal fisheries rights in BC

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Catching up with science: Salmon biodiversity and Aboriginal fisheries rights in BC

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 At West Coast Environmental Law, we are passionate about collaboration a… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Catching up with science: Salmon biodiversity and Aboriginal fisheries rights in BC

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Kinder Morgan’s Salad Days of Summer

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 The warmth and relative freedom of summer creates an atmosphere of spontaneity and often last-minute plans come together: “Let&… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Kinder Morgan’s Salad Days of Summer

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water: The Cheakamus Retreat

Monday, June 20, 2016 The Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air, and Water (RELAW) Project is … . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water: The Cheakamus Retreat

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Reflections on RELAW: The role of stories in law

Friday, June 17, 2016 West Coast is excited to launch the Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Ai… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Reflections on RELAW: The role of stories in law

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Field notes from the Treaty 8 Moose Summit

Monday, April 18, 2016 In February 2016, West Coast's Hannah Askew attended a Moose Management… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Field notes from the Treaty 8 Moose Summit

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Gitanyow Aboriginal Title and Sustainability

Friday, April 15, 2016 On April 4, 2016 the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs filed an amended Notice of … . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Gitanyow Aboriginal Title and Sustainability

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Province Can’t Pass the Buck on Oil Pipelines: BC Supreme Court

Thursday, January 14, 2016 West Coast has previously suggested that, in spite of the Province of B… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Province Can’t Pass the Buck on Oil Pipelines: BC Supreme Court

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Fort Nelson First Nation Shuts Down Nexen’s License to Frack

Friday, November 20, 2015 In September, the Fort Nelson First Nation won a major legal challenge a… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Fort Nelson First Nation Shuts Down Nexen’s License to Frack

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Day 6: Judges left to decide fate of Enbridge

Friday, October 9, 2015

First Nations and environmental organizations had a chance to make reply submissions before the Federal Court of Appeal today. This six-day hearing was the culmination of thousands of hours of work, mountains of documents, and tremendous displays of community support. Now it is up to the panel of . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Day 6: Judges left to decide fate of Enbridge

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Day 4: Canada seeks to defend Enbridge approval in Court

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

We are on the home stretch with only two days left of this historic proceeding! Today, lawyers representing the government of Canada argued their position. In short, they argued that the Cabinet’s decision to approve Enbridge was reasonable and that Canada meaningfully consulted with Aboriginal groups affected by . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Day 4: Canada seeks to defend Enbridge approval in Court

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Yinka Dene Alliance kick off Day 2 of the Enbridge hearing

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Day 2: Another inspired and spirited day at the Enbridge Hearing! The courtroom was jam-packed all day as lawyers for the Nak’azdli, Nadleh Whut’en, Gitga’at and Gitxaała Nations presented their arguments. This wrapped up the submissions from the eight First Nations applicants. Next Monday, October 5th, four environmental . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Yinka Dene Alliance kick off Day 2 of the Enbridge hearing

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Tsleil-Waututh Nation: “Yes” to solar; “No” to Kinder Morgan

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I was honoured to attend the Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s (TWN) launch and celebration of its new solar tracker. With the installation of TWN’s solar tracker, TWN signaled that the green energy future is now. Far more than just opposing a pipeline that threatens their culture and spirituality while facilitating . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Tsleil-Waututh Nation: “Yes” to solar; “No” to Kinder Morgan

Environmental Law Alert Blog: First Nations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Union Get Green Light to Proceed With a Barrage of Court Cases against Enbridge Northern Gateway Proposal

Monday, October 20, 2014

Earlier this month, a large number of First Nations and organizations celebrated an important step forward when all of their cases challenging the federal approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipelines and tankers proposal were given the green light to proceed by the Federal Court of Appeal.

. . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: First Nations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Union Get Green Light to Proceed With a Barrage of Court Cases against Enbridge Northern Gateway Proposal

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Field Notes from the Totem Pole Journey

Friday, September 19, 2014

WCEL is honoured to have partnered with Lummi Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation to help deliver a 21 foot western red cedar totem pole carved by master carver Jewell James and the Lummi House of Tears Carvers to the Beaver Lake Cree Nation in recognition of, and solidarity with . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Field Notes from the Totem Pole Journey

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Field notes from the Salish Sea Summer Gathering

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

This year marked the Third Annual Salish Sea Summer Gathering in Whey-ah Wichen/Cates Park in North Vancouver, hosted by the Tsleil Waututh Nation Sacred Trust. West Coast Environmental Law was pleased to be a part of the day and be a sponsor of this event. Held on August . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Field notes from the Salish Sea Summer Gathering

Environmental Law Alert Blog: See you in court, Enbridge! First Nations launch legal challenges to Enbridge pipelines and tankers project

Friday, July 18, 2014

In a wave of legal filings on July 11 and July 14, 2014, eight First Nations from Haida Gwaii to Yinka Dene territory west of Prince George set in motion legal proceedings that, combined with 9 court cases filed earlier this year, have the potential to stop or . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: See you in court, Enbridge! First Nations launch legal challenges to Enbridge pipelines and tankers project

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia: Implications for the Enbridge Tankers and Pipelines Project

Friday, June 27, 2014

On June 26, 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia marked a watershed moment in the long journey of First Nations peoples to achieve recognition of their inherent title and authority over their ancestral territories. With the first court declaration of . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia: Implications for the Enbridge Tankers and Pipelines Project