Press Releases

Jumbo Valley to stay wild

Aug 6, 2019

“Zombie” project cannot proceed after Court rules Minister’s decision must stand VANCOUVER, August 6, 2019 – Ecojustice is celebrating a win for Jumbo Valley, an area of B.C.’s Purcell mountains that is critical grizzly bear habitat and sacred to the Ktunaxa Nation. Today, the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled that the original decision of the…


Ecojustice, Sierra Club BC in court over environmental assessment exemption for unlawfully-built dams

Jul 29, 2019

VANCOUVER – Ecojustice and Sierra Club BC are in court this week to challenge the British Columbia government’s decision to exempt two Petronas Canada dams from environmental assessments — after the company had already gone ahead and built the dams unlawfully. The Town Dam and Lily Dam are located north of Fort St. John, B.C….


Pending approval of new oil sands mine cause for concern

Jul 26, 2019

Pembina Institute and Ecojustice react to Joint Review Panel recommendation to approve new oilsands mine CALGARY – Environmental law group Ecojustice and the Pembina Institute are concerned about the potential climate impacts of the Teck Resources’ Frontier oilsands open pit mine, following the release of a Joint Review Panel report today that recommends its approval….


Environmental groups taking Minister to court again for failing to charge VW for polluting

Jul 24, 2019

Toronto July 24 – Ecojustice, on behalf of Environmental Defence staff, has launched a case seeking to hold Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna accountable for failing to transparently investigate Volkswagen’s sale of emission-cheating diesel cars. Ecojustice and staff at Environmental Defence triggered the Minister to launch an investigation in 2017, after VW and…


Conservation groups launch new case challenging Trans Mountain Pipeline

Jul 8, 2019

VANCOUVER – Ecojustice is going back to court on behalf of Living Oceans Society and Raincoast Conservation Foundation to challenge the federal government’s re-approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The groups submitted a motion to the Federal Court of Appeal this morning, asking for leave to launch a judicial review of Cabinet’s decision. They…


Ontario Court of Appeal hands Doug Ford another “L” on climate change

Jun 28, 2019

Toronto, June 28, 2019 – In a judgement handed down today, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed the federal government has the power to step in when the province fails to effectively tackle climate change. Following the release of the court’s decision, Ecojustice lawyer and climate program director Alan Andrews issued the following statement: “When…


Statement: Bill C-69 clears final hurdle, becomes law

Jun 21, 2019

Ottawa, June 21, 2019 – Last night, Bill C-69 cleared its final hurdle when it passed the in Senate, and it will now become law. The new Impact Assessment Act (IAA), contained in the bill, will improve Canada’s environmental assessment process. Ecojustice is pleased that damaging amendments to the bill dictated by oil and gas…


Trans Mountain approval wrong choice for endangered killer whales and climate

Jun 18, 2019

VANCOUVER – The federal government’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline project is the wrong choice for endangered killer whales and for the climate emergency. The project will not go ahead without a fight, environmental groups Ecojustice, Living Oceans Society and Raincoast Conservation Foundation say. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government’s re-approval of…


Statement: Modernized Fisheries Act gives new protections to marine ecosystems

Jun 17, 2019

Ottawa June 17,  2019 – Ecojustice welcomes the passing of Bill C-68 as a progressive step in putting ecosystem protection at the heart of fisheries legislation. The Fisheries Act is the oldest environmental law in Canada, dating back to the early years of Confederation. In 2012, the Harper government gutted protections for fish and fish…


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