Bio for Sean Nixon, Western Program Director and Staff Lawyer
Western Program Director and Staff Lawyer Sean Nixon hopes that his work will protect and restore Canada’s biodiversity.
- Species at risk
- Biodiversity protection
- Environmental assessment
- Aboriginal and treaty rights.
His current workload includes a case that seeks to protect boreal caribou from oil and gas developments. Sean is also working to secure emergency protections for Alberta and Saskatchewan’s greater sage-grouse populations and challenging the federal government’s repeated failure to produce recovery strategies for four at-risk species along the proposed route for the Northern Gateway pipeline.
Sean has co-authored three Ecojustice reports, including 2012’s Failure to Protect: Grading Canada’s Species at Risk Laws. Sean first worked at Ecojustice (then Sierra Legal Defence Fund) as a law co-op student in 1999, and has spent most of his career working with our organization.
He likes to spend his spare time hiking in the wildest places he can reach and converting his suburban backyard into a semi-wild refuge.
Oct 16, 2012 01:55 PM
New ruling allows for broad public participation in Prosperity Mine hearings Read more.
Sep 26, 2012 10:25 AM
Unlawful delays threaten humpback whales, white sturgeon, seabirds and caribou along proposed Northern Gateway route Read more.
Nov 23, 2011 06:00 AM
Without protection, iconic bird could disappear from Alberta within a year Read more.