This report prepared for the T. Buck Suzuki Foundation builds on our Seven Reforms to Address Marine Plastic Pollution report and outlines exact actions that Ottawa can take to address marine plastic pollution. It identifies the constitutional powers that allow Parliament to >
Last newsletter we told you about our report on solutions to reduce marine plastic pollution. This is still a live issue as we investigate ways to bring attention to the problem and implement solutions. In March, there are two events >
Submission to the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy on the November 2017 Agricultural Waste Control Regulation Review Intentions Paper. Delivered to the Ministry on January 2, 2018.
ELC was a great experience for me and exposed me to public interest environmental law. It was a great opportunity to be able to interact with clients and work together to create a work product aspiring to make concrete >
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 >
Report prepared for the T. Buck Suzuki Foundation. [This paper was edited October 23, 2017 on p. 16 to include information about Seattle’s ban on plastic straws (see footnote 65).]
Letter on behalf of the Kamloops Area Preservation Association to K. McNamara, Drinking Water Officer, Kamloops Public Health Unit for a Drinking Water Health Hazard Prevention Order regarding the proposed Ajax Mining project. Includes hydrogeologist report prepared by Dr. Gilles Wendling.
Agricultural waste can wreak havoc on the environment and affect drinking water quality. Community group Save Hullcar Aquifer Team acutely alerted us to this problem when they came to us with concerns about nitrate contamination of their aquifer. Suspecting a >
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 >
When Ken Farquharson came to the ELC in early 2012, the possibility of restoring Jordan River to a salmon-bearing stream seemed bleak. As a public member on BC Hydro’s coastal fish and wildlife compensation program, Ken was working with others >