Press Releases

RELEASE: Canada must assess toxicity of tailings pond chemicals, enviro groups argue

Oct 18, 2018

CALGARY – Environmental groups say the Government of Canada is failing to meet its legal responsibilities by exempting tailings pond chemicals from a recent screening assessment. In a comment letter sent to Health Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada on behalf of Environmental Defence and Keepers of the Athabasca on Oct. 17, Ecojustice lawyers…


STATEMENT: Major victory confirmed – feds will not appeal Trans Mountain ruling

Oct 3, 2018

VANCOUVER – Dyna Tuytel, Ecojustice lawyer made the following statement in response to the federal government’s announcement that it will not be appealing a Federal Court of Appeal ruling that struck down Cabinet’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline project: “News that the federal government will not appeal the ruling that struck down approval of…


STATEMENT: Commissioner’s report highlights gaps, delays in species at risk protection

Oct 2, 2018

OTTAWA – Dyna Tuytel, an Ecojustice lawyer, issued the following statement in response to Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development’s fall report on marine mammals: “Years of delays and gaps in the government’s approach to implementing the Species at Risk Act have left endangered marine mammals, including Southern Resident killer whales and North Atlantic…


STATEMENT: B.C. government must show how it can meet climate commitments with LNG, Ecojustice says

Oct 2, 2018

VANCOUVER: British Columbia Premier John Horgan released a statement today claiming that the province intends to proceed with an LNG terminal in Kitimat, B.C., while still meeting its climate goals. Alan Andrews, an Ecojustice spokesperson, issued the following statement in response: “Premier John Horgan claims that this massive new LNG facility is consistent with B.C.’s…


STATEMENT: Canada’s enforcement of toxic law falls short, Ecojustice reacts

Oct 2, 2018

OTTAWA – Elaine MacDonald, Ecojustice healthy communities program director issued the following statement in response to Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development’s fall report on toxic substances: “Today’s announcement by the commissioner stands as a stark reminder that, despite repeated efforts to control the risks of toxic substances and better inform the public…


RELEASE: Oil Sands Environmental Coalition, Ecojustice give testimony on question of Frontier oilsands mine

Oct 1, 2018

FORT MCMURRAY – Expert witnesses for the Oil Sands Environmental Coalition, also known as OSEC, gave testimony Monday at a Joint Panel Review hearing on the Frontier Oil Sands Mine, a project that, if built, would be one of the largest oil sands mines ever developed. “We have serious concern about the long-term economic viability…


Ecojustice joins forces with Friends of the Northumberland Strait to build the case against Northern Pulp’s effluent pipe plan

Sep 27, 2018

Ecojustice, Canada’s largest environmental law charity, has teamed up with Friends of the Northumberland Strait (FONS) to build the case against Northern Pulp’s plan to pump millions of litres of treated pulp effluent into the prime fishing grounds of the Northumberland Strait daily. “We’re glad to join forces with Friends of the Northumberland Strait and…


STATEMENT: Assessment for PRV “encouraging,” but minister must heed science, Ecojustice lawyer says

Sep 25, 2018

VANCOUVER – Ecojustice lawyer Kegan Pepper-Smith released the following statement in response to the launch of a new federal government assessment on “the risk of transferring piscine orthoreovirus from farmed Atlantic salmon”: “After years of pushing the issue out of sight, we are encouraged that Fisheries and Oceans Canada is finally going to look into…


Feds continue to fail Southern Residents, Ecojustice says

Sep 21, 2018

VANCOUVER – Dyna Tuytel, a lawyer at Ecojustice, released the following statement in reaction to the federal government’s announcement that it has instructed the National Energy Board to assess the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion’s marine shipping impacts via an additional 155-day review. “At every turn, the federal government has failed to take necessary and legally-mandated steps…


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