Press releases

Environmental groups launch federal court case in historic bid to save Spotted Owl

Jan 13, 2010

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.

Environment Minister fails to protect spotted owls

Jan 13, 2010

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.

Environmental Groups Take Minister Rona Ambrose to Court for Refusing to Protect Spotted Owl

Jan 13, 2010

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.

Ontario Passes Best Endangered Species Act in the Country

Jan 13, 2010

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]

Federal Court hears case against BC open-pit copper and gold mine

Jan 13, 2010

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]

Federal court halts Red Chris mine

Jan 13, 2010

Following a Federal Court decision on September 25, 2007, the future of the proposed Red Chris Mine – a huge acid-generating mine proposed for northwestern British Columbia – has been put in doubt. [October 5, 2007]

Cheers Erupt as Sumas 2 Project Officially Dead

Jan 13, 2010

Environmental groups are celebrating a decision by Sumas Energy 2 to not appeal the Federal Court of Appeal decision rejecting the company’s proposal to build a power line from across the American border into BC’s Fraser Valley [January 6, 2006]

Federal Environmental Review System for Tar Sands is Broken

Jan 13, 2010

Groups demand regulatory overhaul [June 17, 2008]

Media Contacts


Seán O’Shea
1-800-926-7744 ext. 277
soshea@ecojustice.ca

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