Category Archives : Climate Change and Energy Equity


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 >


EA Reform: Starting off on the Right Foot

The federal government is currently reviewing several environmental laws, regulations and processes. On Dec 15, the ELC filed a report in the environmental assessment process on behalf of Nature Canada calling on government to include regional strategic environmental assessment (RSEA) >