Category Archives : Environmental Justice


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 >


Coastal Impact – ELC Associates Program Update

One of the most compelling ELC Associates’ discussions (link to the Associates Program page on our website) this year explored BC’s marine spills response regime. Unfortunately, there was a recent incident to examine: the Nathan E. Stewart tugboat, which spilled >


The Urgent Need to Modernize BC’s Mining Regulation

They may have functioned in the 1800’s, but it’s time for BC’s 19th century Gold Rush laws to change. Damage from mining can permanently poison entire watersheds, exterminate fish, poison shellfish, deform birds and fish, destroy riparian areas (needed for fish >


2017Feb24 – Letter to Information and Privacy Commissioner

On behalf of BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA), letter requesting the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner conduct a systemic study on why particular provincial ministries are not proactively releasing key environmental orders, permits, contravention decisions >