Press Releases

Community groups and local residents launch appeal of Fraser Surrey Docks coal decision

Feb 16, 2018

We remain committed to standing up for the climate and our communities in opposition to dirty U.S. thermal coal, groups say VANCOUVER — Community groups and local residents are going back to court to stop U.S. coal exports through Vancouver’s Lower Mainland in their tracks. Last month, the Federal Court dismissed a case, brought by…


SCC to hear abandoned oil wells case tomorrow

Feb 14, 2018

Bankrupt companies should not get a free pass on cleaning up contaminated sites, say Ecojustice lawyers OTTAWA – An Ecojustice lawyer will be at the Supreme Court of Canada tomorrow to argue bankrupt energy companies cannot be permitted to walk away from unprofitable oil and gas wells without cleaning them up first. “We have long…


Legal experts say feds environmental bills are a mixture of progress and disappointment

Feb 9, 2018

OTTAWA – Law experts are calling the environmental legislation introduced this week a promising start, and note that further changes will be needed to fulfil the federal government’s promises to enact modern laws that protect the environment, the climate and Canadians. “We went into the review process optimistic and hoped lawmakers would heed the recommendations…


Feds table omnibus environmental bill, Ecojustice reacts

Feb 8, 2018

OTTAWA – Joshua Ginsberg, Director of Legislative Affairs at Ecojustice, issued the following statement in response to the federal government’s introduction of legislation for federal environmental assessment, the National Energy Board as well as amendments to the Navigation Protection Act: “The federal government has made improvements to Canada’s environmental assessment, energy regulation, and navigable waters…


Feds table promising Fisheries Act bill, Ecojustice reacts

Feb 6, 2018

OTTAWA – Ecojustice law and policy experts issued the following statement in response to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard’s introduction of a bill to amend the Fisheries Act: Margot Venton, Nature Program Director said: “We are pleased to see that the amended Fisheries Act legislation will restore the lost protections…


MEDIA ADVISORY: Feds expected to table key environmental bills this week, Ecojustice law and policy experts available for comment

Feb 5, 2018

OTTAWA – The federal government is expected to table a suite of environmental legislation this week, including a bill from the Minister of Environment and Climate Change overhauling federal environmental assessment and the National Energy Board as well as a second bill from the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard to amend…


Groups urge federal government to protect Southern Resident killer whales with emergency order

Jan 30, 2018

VANCOUVER — A coalition of conservation groups from Canada and the U.S. is calling on the Canadian government to take immediate action to protect Southern Resident killer whales. Ecojustice sent a petition to Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Dominic LeBlanc and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna on Tuesday, requesting the Ministers recommend…


Environmental groups in court to intervene in NAFTA tribunal overstep

Jan 29, 2018

NAFTA tribunal exceeded its jurisdiction when it made determination on what a Canadian environmental assessment panel can decide, groups say OTTAWA — Environmental groups are in court today to help Canada challenge a landmark arbitral award brought under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Chapter 11 provision by American corporation, Bilcon. A NAFTA tribunal…


STATEMENT: Federal Court dismisses case to stop Surrey coal transfer facility, Ecojustice reacts

Jan 25, 2018

VANCOUVER —Ecojustice lawyer, Karen Campbell made the following statement in response to the Federal Court’s decision to dismiss a case aimed at overturning the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s approval of the Fraser Surrey docks coal project: “We are deeply disappointed by the Court’s decision to dismiss our clients’ case against the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s…


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