Environmental Law Alert Blog: Gutting Canada’s environmental laws = increased litigation

Thursday, December 6, 2012 Almost a year ago, Natural Resources Minister, Joe Oliver, made an unfounded accusations that environmental organizations were adopting "a quintessential American approach:  sue everyone and anyone to delay the project even further."  Now, one year later, it's become clear that the government's attack on Canada's environmental laws are forcing environmental, and ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: “Directly affected” silences hunters, fishers, landowners … and environmentalists

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Natural Resources Minister, Joe Oliver, recently stated that proposed changes to Canada’s environmental laws will (if passed) prevent anyone who is not “directly affected” from speaking at environmental reviews. But public participation has always been central to environmental assessment.  "Directly affected" is a narrow legal test that would silence not just ...