In May 2017, Canada's federal government introduced Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act.
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West Coast Environmental Law Association was invited to appear as a witness before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities to provide testimony on Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act.
This submission outlines key recommendations from West Coast Environmental Law Association in response to the federal government's
The historic NDP/Green alliance in British Columbia has committed to "Immediately employ every tool available to the new government to stop the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, the seven-fold increase in tanker traffic on our coast, and the transportation of raw bitumen through our provin
This briefing note summarizes some of the legal risks facing Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project. It includes a summary of ongoing litigation and a discussion about additional legal risks, including developments in Canadian, International and Indigenous law.
In 2016, the federal government launched a public review to modernize the National Energy Board (NEB), providing an important opportunity to strengthen the regulatory process and ensure that Canada continues to have a modern, efficient and effective regulator.
Over 50 community groups from around BC - organizations focused on health, faith, human rights and environment - have asked BC's local governments to take action to hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for its role in the climate costs being caused by fossil fuel pollution.
In January 2016, West Coast Environmental Law Association released Keeping Our Coast Clean: Frequently Asked Questions About an Oil Tanker Ban on BC’s Pacific North Coast, in response to th