West Coast Environmental Law

West Coast Environmental Law is BC’s legal champion for the environment. For over 40 years, West Coast has provided the expert research and analysis needed to inform strong environmental laws. Through our free advice and information service, environmental legal aid program, workshops, and publications, West Coast empowers citizens and organizations to protect our environment and provides a balanced and authoritative resource upon which British Columbians can rely.

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This colouring book is aimed at teaching ecological values to children.
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Human activities like fishing, shipping and oil exploration increasingly put pressure on our oceans and marine life. This infographic highlights the benefits of Marine Protection Areas (MPAs) in Canada. Legal ...
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Along the Atlantic coast, the ocean does not have consistent protection from oil and gas development. Oil and gas is even permitted within the boundaries of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). This infographic shows the ...
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This infographic explains why Canada's Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) need updated and stronger legal protections. We need strong laws to help save our seas.
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The infographic explains the complicated regulatory environment in coastal BC. It also demonstrates the need for a more integrated approach to coastal management.
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West Coast has been an outspoken advocate for a legislated oil tanker prohibition on the Pacific north coast for many years. This backgrounder addresses many of the frequently asked question regarding a oil tanker ...
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