Climate change

We go to court to keep fossil fuels in the ground and accelerate the transition to a clean energy future.

At Ecojustice, we take on dirty energy projects that threaten ecosystems, put people at risk, and increase Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. In courtrooms and at public hearings, we work with our clients to challenge the short-term thinking that will lock us into a fossil fuel economy for another generation.

Climate change is a serious humanitarian threat, and we go to court to keep fossil fuels in the ground and to accelerate the shift to clean energy options. We push for strong, enforceable emission reduction targets and put pressure on our governments to ensure that their actions live up to their words. And, we don’t shy away from going to court to to slow fossil fuel projects, like pipelines and coal transfer stations.

We know that a sustainable economy relies on a healthy environment – and vice versa. The time is ripe to shift from fossil fuels to renewable resources. Through our groundbreaking lawsuits, we are tipping the balance towards a clean energy future for generations to come.

Together, we will make meaningful action on climate change a reality.

Climate change cases

In Progress

Challenging TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline


Fighting for thorough environmental assessments for oil-by-rail projects


Fighting to advance an honest conversation about climate change