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Environmental Law Alert Blog: The imminent federal decision on Northern Gateway…and the oil tanker ban?

Monday, November 14, 2016

As the deadline approaches for a federal decision on the Enbridge Northern Gateway project, West Coast Environmental Law Staff Counsel Gavin Smith reflects on his meetings with Ministers to talk about the Pacific north coast oil tanker ban.

West Coast Environmental Law staff counsel Gavin . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: The imminent federal decision on Northern Gateway…and the oil tanker ban?

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Spills in BC: Will we be ready? Have your say

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Would BC be ready for a major spill? Now is your chance to have your say. … . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Spills in BC: Will we be ready? Have your say

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: 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 5: Northern Gateway seeks to defend the "gold standard" review process

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Day 5 of 6 – we are on the home stretch! Today we heard from Northern Gateway about what it labelled the “gold standard” approach to consultation and review for the project as a whole. Counsel for Northern Gateway argued that Northern Gateway went ‘above and beyond’ the . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Day 5: Northern Gateway seeks to defend the "gold standard" review process

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Canada’s Enbridge decision: An annotated guide

Thursday, June 19, 2014

If you've read the federal government's June 17 press release about Enbridge's Northern Gateway proposal, you might be wondering what it all means.  Here's our quick take on it. 

If you've read the federal government's June 17 press release about Enbridge's pipelines and tankers proposal (AKA . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Canada’s Enbridge decision: An annotated guide

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Wanted: strong provincial action to protect our coast and rivers from tar sands oil

Thursday, May 9, 2013

On Earth Day (April 22nd) we joined many other environmental organizations in applauding Adrian Dix and the NDP for standing up for our coast, and expressing opposition to the expansion of the KinderMorgan Pipeline. Although the NDP’s position is a bit less precise than the BC Green platform . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Wanted: strong provincial action to protect our coast and rivers from tar sands oil

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Wanted: strong provincial action to protect our coast and rivers from tar sands oil

Thursday, May 9, 2013

On Earth Day (April 22nd) we joined many other environmental organizations in applauding Adrian Dix and the NDP for standing up for our coast, and expressing opposition to the expansion of the KinderMorgan Pipeline. Although the NDP’s position is a bit less precise than the BC Green platform . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Wanted: strong provincial action to protect our coast and rivers from tar sands oil

Environmental Law Alert Blog: 5 rules for a science-based decision on the Enbridge Pipelines

Monday, August 13, 2012

Prime Minister Harper was in Vancouver on August 7 and took the opportunity to tell Canadians that any decision on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipelines and tankers project would be made through an “independent process” and on the basis of science, not politics. The Prime Minister is not . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: 5 rules for a science-based decision on the Enbridge Pipelines