Press Releases

Statement: Ecojustice supports deferral of Northern Pulp decision to 2020

Mar 29, 2019

HALIFAX, 29 March, 2019 – The Environment Minister of Nova Scotia, Margaret Miller, announced today that she would require Northern Pulp to prepare and submit a focus report before she makes a decision on whether to approve plans to allow effluent from the mill to be released into the Northumberland Strait. The company will have…

Statement: B.C. must account for LNG footprint in new climate laws

Mar 26, 2019

VANCOUVER – The provincial government tabled new legislation yesterday that would offer incentives for companies to build the LNG Canada terminal in Kitimat, B.C. Alan Andrews, Ecojustice’s climate change program director, issued the following statement in response: “Yesterday’s announcement underscores the need for strong, enforceable laws that hold B.C. accountable for taking action on climate…

B.C. has right to protect communities from toxic spills, Ecojustice tells court

Mar 18, 2019

VANCOUVER – A hearing on whether the Government of British Columbia can update its laws to better protect against spills of toxic substances such as diluted bitumen got underway today. Ecojustice, Canada’s largest environmental law charity, is participating in the hearing as an interested party. Ecojustice lawyer Kegan Pepper-Smith released the following statement upon the…

Shubenacadie River water protectors at controversial Alton Gas project to appear in court

Mar 11, 2019

Ecojustice defends Dale Poulette and Rachael Greenland-Smith against injunction on March 12. HALIFAX, March 11, 2019 – Two individuals from the Treaty Camp at a proposed Alton Gas site will appear at the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia on Tuesday at 2:00 pm AT for an injunction proceeding, defended by the environmental law firm Ecojustice….

Groups go to court to protect the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Feb 25, 2019

ST.JOHN’S, Feb. 25, 2019 – The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) will have to answer in court today for its extension of an offshore drilling licence held by Corridor Resources. Ecojustice, acting on behalf of its clients — SNAP-Québec, Attention FragÎles, Nature Québec, the David Suzuki Foundation and the Sierra Club — filed a…

Cabinet must reject NEB recommendation, shut door on Trans Mountain project: Ecojustice

Feb 22, 2019

VANCOUVER – The National Energy Board (NEB) recommended today that Cabinet approve the Trans Mountain pipeline project, following a review of the project’s marine shipping impacts. Ecojustice lawyer Dyna Tuytel issued the following statement in response: “The Trans Mountain pipeline project poses an unacceptable risk to endangered orcas, communities, and the climate. “If built, the…

B.C. budget: New laws needed to balance B.C’s carbon budget, Ecojustice says

Feb 19, 2019

VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia released the province’s 2019 budget today, committing nearly $1 billion in funding for its CleanBC climate strategy. Alan Andrews, Ecojustice’s climate change program director, released the following statement in response: “We’re pleased to see that the government has delivered on its promise to fully fund its climate strategy….

Carbon price essential for fair and effective national climate plan, Regina court hears

Feb 14, 2019

REGINA — Ecojustice lawyers, representing the David Suzuki Foundation, argued in court today that the risks of climate change, and our ability to respond to counter it effectively, requires a national response. “Like any national emergency, the federal government must have the authority to act,” said David Suzuki Foundation science and policy director Ian Bruce. The…

Species at risk habitat shouldn’t be open for business

Feb 14, 2019

Ontario review of Endangered Species Act could put vulnerable species at even greater risk TORONTO — The Government of Ontario’s review of the 2007 Endangered Species Act could put the province’s most vulnerable animals and plants at even greater risk by removing barriers to the harmful activities that are driving wildlife decline, say the David…

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