National Energy Board rejects greener energy future for Mackenzie gas pipeline

Edmonton – In the wake of the National Energy Board’s approval of the Mackenzie Gas Project, environmental groups are charging that the decision flies in the face of the Board’s stated commitment to sustainability and overturns years of study by a review panel.

Ecojustice Applauds Decision to Reject Prosperity Mine

The federal government announced today its decision to reject Prosperity Mine, a controversial open pit gold-copper mine proposed for central British Columbia, stating that the project “cannot be granted federal authorizations to proceed due to concerns about the significant adverse environmental effects…”

Environmental Assessment Lawsuit Moves Ahead

OTTAWA–Ecojustice filed arguments on behalf of Sierra Club Canada today that claim the Canadian government acted unlawfully in gutting the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) through regulations last year.  The Canadian government now has until April 5th to respond.  If the lawsuit is successful thousands of projects that were approved without an assessment could be…

BC Government “Muk Muks” up

Vancouver – Environmental groups today issued a letter that puts the governments of British Columbia and Canada on legal notice that recovery strategies for 43 endangered and threatened species in BC must immediately be rewritten. The recovery strategies failed to identify known critical habitat–the habitat that species require to survive and recover. Among the numerous…

Canada finally serious about protecting killer whales

Media release from Ecojustice: After British Columbians celebrated the unexpected arrival of two newborn killer whales last week, there is another new cause for hope for BC’s imperilled killer whale populations. This week, the federal government issued an Order that will provide legal protection for the endangered species’ habitat – a stunning policy reversal after…