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Vancouver Fraser Port Authority axes permit for Fraser-Surrey coal facility, Ecojustice reacts

Feb 1, 2019

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has cancelled a permit for the Fraser Surrey Docks coal project, a proposed facility that would have seen millions of tonnes of American coal transferred by rail through British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. Ecojustice lawyer Fraser Thomson issued the following statement in response to the news: “This is a…

SCC decision on abandoned oil wells a victory for environment and public but problems remain, Ecojustice says

Jan 31, 2019

CALGARY – The Supreme Court of Canada ruled today that cleaning up abandoned oil and gas wells must come before the interests of creditors after a company has gone bankrupt. Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson issued the following statement in response: “The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that bankruptcy trustees must put the environment first….

Doug Ford government loses attempt to quash cap and trade case

Jan 26, 2019

Greenpeace Canada and Ecojustice will see Ontario in court in April over government’s failure to consult the public after cancelling cap and trade TORONTO, 26 January 2019 — The Ford government’s attempt to dismiss a court case against them brought by Greenpeace Canada, represented by Ecojustice, has failed. The organizations filed a lawsuit against the Government…

First Nations, environmental groups launch lawsuit to protect at-risk boreal caribou

Jan 24, 2019

CALGARY — Ecojustice lawyers, acting on behalf of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Mikisew Cree First Nation, Alberta Wilderness Association and David Suzuki Foundation, have filed a lawsuit against the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change for her failure to protect the critical habitat of five boreal caribou herds in northeastern Alberta. Populations of…

MEDIA ADVISORY: MiningWatch Canada, Ecojustice available to comment on New Prosperity mine court case

Jan 14, 2019

VANCOUVER – Ecojustice lawyers will be appearing in the Federal Court of Appeal today on behalf of MiningWatch Canada, to intervene in a case that will determine the future of Taseko’s proposed New Prosperity mine project. Jamie Kneen, communications and outreach coordinator at MiningWatch Canada, and Olivia French, Ecojustice lawyer, are available for comment on…

Glyphosate : Santé Canada n’établit pas d’examen indépendant concernant des données scientifiques manipulées utilisées dans le cadre de l’évaluation du controversé pesticide

Jan 11, 2019

OTTAWA — Santé Canada a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’elle n’allait pas prendre de mesures supplémentaires afin de répondre aux sérieuse préoccupations relatives à la crédibilité scientifique de sa décision de maintenir l’homologation du glyphosate pour quinze ans. Des groupes de défense de l’environnement et de la santé sont grandement déçus de la décision d’Ottawa, qui refuse…

Health Canada will not investigate evidence of manipulated science in evaluation of the controversial pesticide, glyphosate

Jan 11, 2019

OTTAWA — Health Canada announced that it will not take further steps to address major concerns about the scientific credibility of its decision to maintain the registration of glyphosate for another 15 years. Environmental and health groups are disappointed by Ottawa’s decision not to strike an independent review of its evaluation of this herbicide, despite concerning…

Feds release caribou habitat report, Ecojustice reacts

Dec 21, 2018

CALGARY – The Government of Canada released a progress report on critical habitat for boreal caribou today. Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson issued the following statement in response: “Boreal caribou are in serious trouble across Canada. In the face of a dearth of action from the provinces, the federal government must step up its efforts to…

Des organisations ont fait demande auprès de la Cour ontarienne afin de soutenir un effort national efficace dans la lutte aux changements climatiques

Dec 20, 2018

La Fondation David Suzuki et Ecojustice interviennent afin de protéger la santé et d’agir par rapport aux changements climatiques OTTAWA — La Fondation David Suzuki et Ecojustice ont annoncé aujourd’hui qu’elles se joindront à la bataille juridique pour défendre la tarification du carbone en demandant le statut d’intervenant dans le renvoi porté devant la Cour d’appel…

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