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Environmental Law

We have a long history of working in the area of environmental protection, management and assessment.

Ratcliff LLP has a long history of working in the area of environmental law, including environmental protection, environmental management, environmental assessment, land use planning, forestry management, and fish protection. We have represented a diversity of clients, including environmental organizations and campaigners, private citizens, and First Nations in the pursuit of environmental protection for the lands and waters that we value. We have handled claims regarding toxic spills on Indigenous lands and waterways, diversion of water from a major river in First Nations territory and the environmental harm it has causes, and we have successfully stopped a commercial herring fishery that threatened the long-term viability of the stock and the pursuit of a sustainable, Indigenous-developed fishery. Our representation of organizations and individuals includes seeking to protect the environment and hold government and industry to high environmental standards in areas such as mining, pipeline development, and water diversions. We can assist clients to ensure that the environment, land and resources are adequately protected when you or a third party are working on projects that may affect the environment.

We have considerable experience working within the environmental regulatory processes of all levels of governments including those established under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the B.C. Environmental Assessment Act, the federal Fisheries Act, the B.C. Fish Protection Act, the B.C. Environmental Management Act and the B.C. Land Act

Ready when you are

Our lawyers offer a broad range of experience and expertise, with a client-first philosophy to help you achieve your goals.

Ready when you are

Our lawyers offer a broad range of experience and expertise, with a client-first philosophy to help you achieve your goals.