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, former Executive Director Chris Tollefson >
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.
This paper explores legal options for implementing mandatory hazard labelling for consumer products in Canada.
Backgrounder for the ELC Associates teleconference on BC Environmental Laws: What Needs to Change? (April 23, 2012)
November 8, 2011 Chris Tollefson, former ELC Executive Director and Hakai Chair in Environmental Law and Sustainability, spoke to the Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides about the legal context for cosmetic pesticide law reform, addressed the precautionary principle and the >
Backgrounder for the ELC Associates teleconference on Environmental Rights: Human Rights and Pollution in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley (June 13, 2011)