November 8, 2011 Chris Tollefson, ELC Executive Director and Hakai Chair in Environmental Law and Sustainability, spoke to the Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides about the legal context for cosmetic pesticide law reform, addressed the precautionary principle and the need >
The Environmental Law Centre–in collaboration with the Coastal Guardian Watchmen Network, a project of the Coastal First Nations Great Bear Initiative–has developed a tool to help First Nations better protect the environment in their territories. Environmental Laws: A Field Guide >
March 16, 2011 Of the 26 administrative tribunals in British Columbia, about one-third have mandates that touch on environmental protection issues in one way or another. While most BC tribunals are mindful of the public interest in environmental decision making, >
February 22, 2011 “It is fair to say that where there is a legally or ecologically significant environmental issue in British Columbia, chances are that we are working on it.” ELC founding Executive Director Chris Tollefson, February 17, 2011 Thanks >
February 8, 2011 A growing number of residents in northeast British Columbia are so concerned about the health risks associated with the region’s natural gas industry and an sour gas wells they asked provincial Health Minister Colin Hansen in a >
February 3, 2011 The ELC is thrilled to congratulate our Legal Director Calvin Sandborn on winning the 2011 Andrew Thompson Award and for wowing the crowd with an inspiring speech that was as gracious as it was passionate. It makes >
January 19, 2011 We are pleased to congratulate ELC Legal Director on receiving the Honourary Citizen Award from the City of Victoria.
January 13, 2011 In this report prepared for Living Oceans Society, ELC student Matt Boulton examines the potential financial liability Canadian taxpayers could face if there were a catastrophic oil tanker spill in the coastal waters of British Columbia’s north >