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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…

STATEMENT: Feds miss opportunity to use law to tackle plastic pollution, Ecojustice says

Sep 20, 2018

OTTAWA – Ecojustice lawyer, James Gunvaldsen Klaassen, made the following statement in reaction to Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna’s failure to address a request to add plastics to the Priority Substances List under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act: “We are disappointed that the minister has ignored her legal duty and delayed her response…

STATEMENT: Ecojustice comments on presumed death of Southern Resident killer whale J50

Sep 14, 2018

VANCOUVER – Dyna Tuytel, a lawyer at Ecojustice, released the following statement in reaction to news that the four-year-old Southern Resident killer whale known as J50, or Scarlet, has been presumed dead. “J50’s presumed death deals a devastating blow to a population of killer whales that is already in crisis. The Southern Resident killer whales…

STATEMENT: Environmental groups declare partial victory for public consultation rights in cap and trade case

Sep 12, 2018

TORONTO – Charles Hatt, Ecojustice lawyer and Keith Stewart, Greenpeace Canada senior energy strategist, issued the following statement after the Ontario government decided to consult the public regarding Bill 4, Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018, mere hours after groups filed lawsuit: Charles Hatt, Ecojustice lawyer said: “We are happy to see that the Ford…

Environmental groups take Ontario to court for unlawfully cancelling cap and trade program

Sep 11, 2018

Environmental groups take Ontario to court for unlawfully cancelling cap and trade program Ford government’s rash teardown of Ontario’s legislative regime for combatting climate change irresponsible, groups say TORONTO – Environmental groups have launched a lawsuit against the Ford government for denying the rights of Ontarians to be consulted on its wholesale revision of Ontario’s…

RELEASE: Independent biologist Alexandra Morton, Ecojustice, in court to protect wild salmon

Sep 9, 2018

VANCOUVER – Ecojustice lawyers will be in Federal Court this week on behalf of Alexandra Morton, an independent biologist who is suing the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans for his failure to test farmed salmon for piscine orthoreovirus, or PRV, before allowing companies to transfer the fish into open-net pens along wild salmon migration routes. The…

Conservation groups take ministers to court to protect endangered killer whales

Sep 5, 2018

VANCOUVER – Six conservation organizations are launching a new lawsuit aimed at protecting endangered Southern Resident killer whales. The suit comes less than a month after a killer whale mother carried her deceased calf for an unprecedented 17 days, drawing worldwide attention to the imminent threats facing the genetically unique population of whales. Ecojustice lawyers…

‘A critical win’ – Ecojustice, Living Oceans Society, Raincoast Conservation Foundation celebrate Trans Mountain ruling

Aug 30, 2018

VANCOUVER – Ecojustice, Living Oceans Society and Raincoast Conservation Foundation — conservation groups who fought the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline project in a historic hearing last October — are calling today’s Federal Court of Appeal ruling “a critical win” for endangered killer whales, communities, the climate, and the coast. In a decision announced…

MEDIA ADVISORY: Environmental law and science experts available to comment on Trans Mountain decision

Aug 29, 2018

A decision from the Federal Court of Appeal on cases against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is expected Thursday, Aug. 30. VANCOUVER – Environmental law and science experts are available to comment on the Federal Court of Appeal’s forthcoming decision on the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, and its implications for…

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