Canadian Environmental Law Association Turns 50 This Year

CELA Executive Director Theresa McClenaghan takes a big picture look at CELA's history and contributions to environmental and social justice as we continue to celebrate our 50th Anniversary year. Article originally published in The Lawyer's Daily.

Pipelines, Environmental Assessment and the Rule of Law

Posted by Richard D. Lindgren, CELA Counsel on September 14, 2018 The Federal Court of Appeal recently overturned the Government of Canada’s approval of Kinder Morgan’s proposal to triple the capacity of the Trans Mountain pipeline system that currently runs from Alberta to…

Ruling Shows Trudeau Should Strengthen Environmental Review Law

Apr 28 2016 (TORONTO) – Public interest groups are disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that sets a damaging precedent for the future of environmental assessment law in Canada. “This…

STATEMENT re: Federal Court’s ruling in Darlington refurbishment appeal

Apr 15 2016 TORONTO – Public interest groups are disappointed in a Federal Court of Appeal decision that found that the lack of public review of severe accidents and long term storage of nuclear waste is lawful if the nuclear regulator…

Costs and Access to Justice in Public Interest Environmental Litigation

Title: Costs and Access to Justice in Public Interest Environmental Litigation Submissions to the Federal Court of Appeal and Federal Court Rules Committee Resource Type: Report, Response to Consultation Content: Costs-Access-to-Justice-Public-Interest-Envl-Litigation # of Pages: 18 Date authored: November 23, 2015…

Supreme Court of Canada asked to weigh in on future of environmental assessment law in Canada

Public interest groups apply to SCC in effort to overturn damaging precedent and restore precautionary approach to major project reviews Nov 10 2015 TORONTO – Public interest groups are asking the Supreme Court of Canada to overturn a Federal Court…