Ecojustice

As Canada's only national environmental law charity, Ecojustice is building the case for a better earth.

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Friday, January 27, 2017
Statement: NEB Hits Reset Button on Energy East Hearing, Ecojustice and Transition Initiative Kenora React
Charles Hatt, Ecojustice lawyer said: “We believe the Board made the right decision, indeed the only decision allowed by law. Canadians have the right to fair and impartial hearings before bodies like the National Energy Board, free from any perceptions of bias. Too often the Board has strayed from...
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Federal Approval of Kinder Morgan Pipeline Project Unlawful
Environmental groups launched a lawsuit today that challenges the federal Cabinet’s approval of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline project. “Cabinet should never have approved the Kinder Morgan project,” said Dyna Tuytel, Ecojustice lawyer. “The National Energy Board’s report that Cabinet relied on to make...
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Environmental Group Takes Diamond Giant De Beers to Court
Wildlands League, assisted by Ecojustice lawyers, filed a private prosecution against De Beers Canada Inc. for failing to report levels of mercury and methylmercury at its Victor Diamond Mine site in northern Ontario. Methylmercury, a neurotoxin, can threaten the health of human and aquatic life...
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Monday, October 17, 2016
Environmental Groups in Court Tomorrow to Overturn Federal Approval of GM Salmon
Environmental groups, Ecology Action Centre and Living Oceans Society, will be in court tomorrow , Tuesday, October 18 , to overturn a ruling that upheld the federal government’s approval of the development of genetically-modified salmon at unknown sites in Canada — against the advice of scientific...
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Sued for Putting Wild Salmon at Risk
The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is breaking the law by not testing B.C. farmed salmon for a virus that has spread like wildfire in Norway and Chile before allowing them to be transferred into ocean pens alongside wild fish. “According to federal fisheries laws, the Minister of Fisheries and...
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Supreme Court of Canada Asked to Weigh In on Future of Environmental Assessment Law
Environmental groups are asking Canada’s highest court to overturn a legal precedent that restricts the public’s ability to challenge flawed environmental assessments. In June, the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline, which would have shipped diluted...
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Monday, August 22, 2016
Group Asks Compromised Board Members to Step Down from NEB Panel Reviewing Energy East
National Energy Board (NEB) panel members must recuse themselves to ensure Energy East pipeline review is impartial, group says. “The NEB is charged with conducting a fair and unbiased assessment process for TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline,” Charles Hatt, Ecojustice lawyer. “Canadians cannot...
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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Feds Must Take Action to Ensure Safer Oil-by-Rail Facilities
Oil-by-rail facilities in Canada are not required to undergo environmental assessments, but they should be, in order to address public safety and environmental concerns, say community groups. “Every day unassessed oil-by-rail facilities put communities across the country at risk,” said Charles Hatt...
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Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Environmental Groups Head to Court Over Pollinator-Killing Pesticides
Environmental groups are headed to court in a bid to protect pollinators from a harmful class of pesticides. The David Suzuki Foundation, Friends of the Earth Canada, Ontario Nature and the Wilderness Committee have been tracking the scientific evidence linking neonicotinoid pesticides and...
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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Court Ruling Shuts Door on Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipeline
Northern Gateway opponents are celebrating a landmark court decision that strikes down the federal government’s approval of Enbridge’s controversial pipeline project. “The court has confirmed that the federal government’s consultations with First Nations fell well short of the mark. Our clients are...
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