Environmental Law Alert Blog: BC NDP v. Liberal climate plans: A score card

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Last week, the BC NDP released its “Clean Growth Climate Action Plan.” Unfortunately for both the NDP and public debate on climate policy, much of the media coverage focused less on the plan, and more on a leak of the plan by the BC Liberals. The BC Greens apparently have not released their climate strategy ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: BC NDP v. Liberal climate plans: A score card

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Last week, the BC NDP released its “Clean Growth Climate Action Plan.” Unfortunately for both the NDP and public debate on climate policy, much of the media coverage focused less on the plan, and more on a leak of the plan by the BC Liberals. The BC Greens apparently have not released their climate strategy ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Will Canada’s national carbon price clean up our climate mess?

Monday, October 17, 2016 Canada will soon have a national price on carbon. West Coast has been calling for carbon pricing for over twenty years – putting a price on harm to our atmosphere is a good first step in dealing with the gigatonnes of fossil fuel pollution that Canada produces each year. That being said, ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: BC’s Climate Plan shows why real leadership requires accountability

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and her staff are in the process of working with the provinces to develop a national Climate Change framework. But, as BC’s recently released “Climate Leadership Plan” demonstrates, it is absolutely essential that the framework include mechanisms to keep politicians honest about their climate leadership (or ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: BC’s Climate Plan shows why real leadership requires accountability

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and her staff are in the process of working with the provinces to develop a national Climate Change framework. But, as BC’s recently released “Climate Leadership Plan” demonstrates, it is absolutely essential that the framework include mechanisms to keep politicians honest about their climate leadership (or ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Will BC’s climate plan be BC’s latest fudge-it budget?

Thursday, July 28, 2016 BC’s Climate Leadership Plan is missing in action.  Originally planned for release in December 2015, at the Paris Climate Talks, its release has been repeatedly delayed, with recent speculation pointing towards a dead-of-summer, don’t look now, release. BC’s Climate Leadership Plan is missing in action.  Originally planned for release in December ...