At West Coast, we know that people in British Columbia care about protecting the places where they live, work and play. And when they have legal questions related to an environmental problem, our team can help find some answers.
Each year, our staff lawyers provide hundreds of hours of legal information and advice to Indigenous peoples, individuals and advocacy groups facing environmental justice and environmental health problems in BC. We want to help people understand their legal options so they can better protect the health of their environment and communities.
Our legal advice program usually consists of a phone call or email to help you understand the law and the legal options you have to address an environmental concern. Sometimes, where it is likely to result in an immediate environmental benefit, our lawyers will write a letter or make a telephone call to a government decision-maker.
If you have an environmental concern and need to speak to a lawyer, please contact our legal aid department.
Phone: 604-684-7378 ext. 229
Toll-free in BC: 1-800-330-9235 ext. 229
If our staff determines that an issue requires more than basic legal advice, we may encourage you to apply to our Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund and/or refer you to a private lawyer.