The ELC is helping two citizens argue for cleaner air in Kitimat. The fight is against a government permit granted to Rio Tinto Alcan to increase sulphur dioxide (S02) emissions at their Kitimat shelter by 55% above current permit levels. There >
Made on behalf of CoalWatch Comox Valley Society and supported by Fanny Bay Waterworks and Ships Point Improvement District, two water suppliers below the proposed Raven Underground Coal Project, this ELC request asks the Drinking Water Officer to issue an >
Victoria, BC – The ELC asked BC’s Information & Privacy Commissioner today to investigate the provincial government’s refusal to release documents related to the Mount Polley tailings dam collapse. In an apparent systematic series of breaches of the Freedom of >
June 16, 2014 Victoria, BC – First Nations in Northeast BC have many concerns about plans to dramatically expand fracking operations in their territories to feed the LNG industry. Thousands of new fracking wells will seriously impact wildlife, air quality >
March 14, 2014 Victoria, BC The ELC was in the Supreme Court of British Columbia this week for our first ever Judicial Review. In a case considered a big win for access to justice, Executive Director Chris Tollefson argued this >
Prepared for the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division, Regulating Exposure to Radon Gas in BC Homes: A Four Pillar Approach looks into laws around the world that regulate radon gas and what a BC system of regulation might entail.
This book is a series of 35 short articles that describe key environmental law reforms the next provincial government should consider. This book is put forward as an educational service to inform the public, government and decision makers about solutions >
December 20, 2012 Today the ELC announced the release of Maintaining Natural BC for Our Children: Selected Law Reform Proposals. This book is a series of 35 short, readable articles punctuated by photos and cartoons – that describe key >
November 13, 2012 At a public forum Wednesday night, the Gorge Tillicum Community Association and the Environmental Law Centre will call for steps to be taken to prevent home heating oil spills from aging tanks and systems before they happen. >
Aging home heating oil tanks and systems are a growing environmental hazard. Prepared for the Gorge-Tillicum Community Association, this ELC report examines the issues involved and makes recommendations for provincial and municipal law reform. For more information, click here.