Category Archives : Climate Change and Energy Equity


The Need to Reform BC’s Private Managed Forest Land Act

Report prepared for Wildsight outlines BCs Private Managed Forest Lands Act, offers examples of how current practices on private managed forest land is causing harm to communities across BC, and proposes eight suggestions for law reform.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Tools for Municipal Governments in BC to Implement a Target of 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

Prepared for British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association Executive Summary of the report that provides an overview of British Columbia’s municipal jurisdiction to achieve 100% renewable energy (“100% RE”) commitments. Link to full report


Digging Up a Legislative History: A Timeline of Mining Law & Contamination Events in BC

One day of research: 160 years of history This timeline was developed to show how colonial laws related to mining in BC have evolved – or stayed the same – across this time horizon. Law students from the University of >


Drinking water wins with mine rejection

Back in August, the ELC filed an application for a Drinking Water Hazard Prevention Order with the Regional Drinking Water Officer, in an attempt to stop the Ajax Mine in Kamloops.  The application included advice from a hydrogeologist that the >


Op-ed: If you love the ocean, change the throwaway economy

By Calvin Sandborn, Meaghan Partridge, Jim McIsaac and Allison Stocks The world’s oceans are choking on plastic. This year up to 20 million tons of plastic bags, food wrappers, bottles, straws, Styrofoam, plastic fishing gear and other plastic products will >