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Feds’ fisheries announcement a welcome first step: groups renew call for killer whale emergency order

Five Southern Resident killer whales swim side by side in the Salish Sea.

Published on 2018.05.24 | by Raincoast | in Conservation update, Press Releases

Conservation groups applaud today’s federal announcement that endangered Southern Resident killer whales face “imminent threats” to their survival and recovery. Prompted by this assessment, the Ministers also announced fisheries closures in key foraging areas …

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Conservation groups put ministers on notice over Southern Resident killer whales

Juvenile killer whale and mother off the coast of British Columbia.

Published on 2018.04.05 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases

Media release: Conservation groups are putting the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans on notice as the groups race to secure protection for endangered Southern Resident killer whales…

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Federal approval of Kinder Morgan pipeline project unlawful

Published on 2016.12.21 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases

Ecojustice, Raincoast and Livings Oceans launch lawsuit to protect endangered killer whales from Trans Mountain oil tankers…

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Raincoast reacts to NDP grizzly hunt announcement

A grizzly looks to the left of the image in the coastal rainforest in front of wispy mist.

Published on 2016.11.24 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases

The policy of allowing the killing of grizzly bears for sport has no economic, ecological or ethical justification…

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Media release: ‘We’re nowhere near a ‘world class oil spill response’

Published on 2016.10.19 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases

Fuel spill in Heiltsuk Territory underscores rhetoric in federal and provincial messaging as environmental damage builds in the Great Bear Rainforest…

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Immediate action essential for Southern Resident killer whales

Published on 2016.07.21 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases

Raincoast releases video to encourage public comments on the killer whale action plan.
Public comment period ends August 14th…

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Court Ruling Shuts Door on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline

Published on 2016.06.30 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases

The court confirmed that the federal government’s consultations with First Nations were insufficient. Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson, representing Raincoast and Livings Oceans, said his clients are thrilled that the court has quashed Enbridge’s permits.

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Environmental groups launch court challenge over NEB’s Kinder Morgan report

Killer Whale in the Pacific

Published on 2016.06.17 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases

Ecojustice lawyers, representing Living Oceans and Raincoast, have filed for a judicial review of the NEB’s report that recommended the federal Cabinet approve the Kinder Morgan pipeline…

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National Energy Board fails killer whales

Three orcas swim from right to left.

Published on 2016.05.19 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases

The NEB’s approval of Kinder Morgan’s TMX jeopardizes the survival of BC’s endangered southern resident killer whales, increasing the probability that they will ultimately go extinct, asserted Raincoast…

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