Environmental Law Centre Society is a bit of a joke on the public, to me its a bit deceitful to call yourself a society, then take funding as a donation to the University of Victoria in order to get a tax deduction for your donation. Like many other organizations this one is also listed as a partner to the Friends of Wild Salmon
They claim “the Environmental Law Centre will continue its work bringing legal and scientific expertise to those who need it, empowering citizens to protect and improve the environments on which they depend, and training the next generation of dedicated public-interest lawyers.”
The truth is they back every Eco-radical organization in trying to halt all industrial growth in BC. In loose translation when they support the Friends of Wild Salmon they are in fact indirectly working towards trying to halt the CGL pipeline, even though the project has 100% goverment support.
The following is quoted directly from their website, a sort of says it all list.
Operating under the supervision of senior environmental lawyers, clinic students provide legal assistance to community organizations, conservation groups and First Nations. The ELC produces citizen handbooks and other public legal education materials, and advocates on a wide range of environmental law reform issues.
Past ELC clients include:
- BC Aboriginal Fisheries Commission
- Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
- Coal Watch Comox Valley
- David Suzuki Foundation
- Ecojustice Canada
- Environmental Mining Council
- Georgia Strait Alliance
- Heiltsuk First Nation
- Hupacasath First Nation
- Kwakiutl Territorial Fisheries Commission
- Labour Environmental Alliance Society
- Natural Resources Defence Council
- Okanagan Nation
- Peace Environment and Safety Trustees Society
- Raincoast Conservation Society
- Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia – (see Fair Mining Collaborative)
- Rivers Without Borders
- Sierra Club BC
- TBuck Suzuki Foundation
- Tsay Keh Dene First Nation
- T’sou-ke First Nation
- Victoria Natural History Society
- West Coast Environmental Law
- WESTERN CANADA WILDERNESS COMMITTEE
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