Conservationists say Kinder Morgan pipeline proponents need to consider the Southern Resident killer whale, one of Canada’s most iconic endangered species.
Ecojustice lawyers filed the case on behalf of two local residents and two BC organizations, Voters Taking Action on Climate Change and Communities and Coal.
Canada has no standard for more than 100 substances regulated by at least one other comparison country.
Joint Review Panel’s flawed final report cannot be used as basis for federal approval, groups allege.
Hearings will determine whether the BC government is bound by law to protect the province’s endangered old-growth Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystem.
Conservation groups had to sue Canada’s Minister of Health to secure reviews of pesticides already banned in Europe.
Lawsuit filed by Ecojustice and five environmental groups claims Canada’s federal government is not protecting endangered wildlife.
Project’s environmental assessment is unlawful and must go back to review panel for completion, groups tell Court.
A new report released by Ecojustice evaluates the effectiveness of Canada’s endangered species legislation, and points to the federal government’s failure to follow its own law as one of the biggest barriers to saving imperilled wildlife.
Today, conservation groups represented by Earthjustice and Ecojustice Canada submitted a petition to Interior Secretary Salazar asking him to report to President Obama that Canada’s destructive tar sands extraction undermines international efforts to protect endangered and threatened species.
The federal government’s draft woodland caribou recovery strategy — released last week, four years overdue — is illegal and fails on multiple fronts to comply with requirements under the Species at Risk Act, Ecojustice said.
The federal Environment Minister’s “out of the blue” decision not to recommend emergency protection for woodland caribou in northeastern Alberta ignored scientific evidence and must be set aside, a Federal Court has determined.
Environmental groups recently went to Federal Court to fight for immediate protection of caribou habitat facing unchecked oil-sands development in northeastern Alberta.
A Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) report released last week, which attempts to rule out the possibility of a CO2 leak near Weyburn, Saskatchewan, omits critical information and fails to provide concrete answers, Ecojustice said today after reviewing of the document.
Vancouver – Environmental groups vowed today to fight the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) appeal of a decisive and precedent-setting Federal Court ruling that declared that DFO must protect critical habitat of killer whales and other aquatic species.
Vancouver – Conservation groups, represented by Ecojustice, have won a landmark federal court decision, which ruled the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has failed to adequately protect critical habitat of BC’s resident killer whales.
Edmonton – Environmental groups are challenging a new oil-sands project application that threatens wildlife habitat, is rife with errors and could leave Canadians facing roughly $3-billion in liability.
Calgary – The Oil Sands Environmental Coalition — composed of the Pembina Institute, the Toxics Watch Society of Alberta and the Fort McMurray Environmental Association, and represented by Ecojustice — recently filed a submission calling on the Joint Review Panel to reject Total E&P Canada’s Joslyn North Mine Project application due to significant environmental impacts, a deficient environmental assessment and insufficient progress on government regulations to address oil sands environmental impacts.