Ruling could impair right to launch environmental class action lawsuits [March 27 2008]
New report details solutions to managing Alberta’s shrinking water supply [October 7, 2009]
The Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in the challenge against Toronto’s Pesticide By-law.
The Supreme Court of Canada announced that it has rejected the pesticide industry’s last gasp effort to challenge the City of Toronto’s pesticide by-law.
In an effort to prevent the extinction of the spotted owl in Canada, leading environmental groups announced they have filed the first legal action of its kind under Canada’s Species at Risk Act, demanding the federal government intervene to protect the critically endangered bird in British Columbia.
MEDIA RELEASE – Canada’s northern spotted owl is poised for extinction following federal Environment Minister, Rona Ambrose’s announcement that the government will not step in and protect the country’s few remaining birds, says a group of leading environmental organizations.
MEDIA RELEASE – Five of Canada’s most respected environmental groups are headed back to federal court to challenge Environment Minister Rona Ambrose’s refusal to protect Canada’s most endangered bird, the Northern spotted owl, under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). The groups have filed an application for a judicial review of the Minister’s decision and are seeking a court order to overturn it.
Today, Ontario’s leading environmental organizations are hailing Ontario’s new Endangered Species Act as the best in the country. The new law balances a strong, science-based approach to protecting endangered plants and animals with the flexibility needed to address socio-economic concerns. [May 16, 2007]
In a case that could have far-reaching consequences, lawyers from Sierra Legal will tell a Federal Court judge tomorrow that development of a large open-pit mine in northern British Columbia should not go ahead until the project has undergone a comprehensive environmental assessment. The Red Chris Mine would turn creek headwaters into a tailings waste dump, destroying fish habitat and risking contamination of the Stikine watershed in northwestern BC. [June 18, 2007]
1-800-926-7744 ext. 277