Sierra Legal Defense Fund

Sierra Legal Defense Fund

Address:131 Water St, Suite 214
Vancouver, BC V6B4M3

Phone:604-685-5618
Fax:604-685-7813
Phone:800-926-7744
Web: www.sierralegal.org
Established: 1990. Description:Provides free legal services to Canadian conservation groups and concerned citizens; works co-operatively with conservation groups and concerned citizens in solving environmental issues. Members: 30,000. Dues: $25/year.
Publications: Sierra Legal Newsletter (quarterly); free online for both members and nonmembers.

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The Sierra Legal Defense Fund has set up an office in Alberta to respond to tar sands development.
Boyd's diverse experience, including work as former executive director of the Sierra Legal Defense Fund, has allowed him to develop a solid analysis of Canadian environmental policies that work and those that don't.
Karen Wristen, executive director of the Sierra Legal Defense Fund, railed against the DFO's pro-industry bias: "In adopting an unequivocal advocacy role for the aquacultute industry, the Department may well be found to have been negligent, perhaps even reckless, in the discharge of its duty to protect wild fish.
Allying itself with the Musqueam Indian band though, the Suzuki Foundation had the Sierra Legal Defense Fund seek an injunction on behalf of the band, calling for a ban against any of the fish being unloaded at the plant.
In January 1999, Amir Attaran, then a lawyer for the Sierra Legal Defense Fund in Vancouver, British Columbia, drafted an open letter to the POPs treaty negotiators.
One exception is a 46-page study of drinking water in Canada produced by the Sierra Legal Defense Fund in 2001 that briefly mentions First Nations water safety and access problems.
And eleven are from the GO slate, including paid employees of the Valhalla Society, Sierra Legal Defense Fund and the David Suzuki Foundation.
The legal action was launched last April by the Erickson Water Users Society and is supported by the Sierra Legal Defense Fund.
Citizen monitors, working with the Toronto-based Environmental Bureau of Investigation and the Sierra Legal Defense Fund, collected leachate samples using proper scientific and legal protocols and sent the samples to a professional laboratory for more sophisticated analysis.
At the end of June, the group, with the assistance of the Sierra Legal Defense Fund, presented its plea for a stay against the chlorination before a judicial review of the BC Supreme Court.
Together with Sierra Legal Defense Fund lawyers Doug Chapman and Mark Mattson, Fletcher collected samples of leachate that was "oozing" out of the dump in December of that year.
While fund raising efforts covered the Friends' hard expenses like travel costs for lawyers and witnesses to attend the trial, the Sierra Legal Defense Fund picked up the bill for the legal representation.

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