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, 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 need >
Backgrounder for the ELC Associates teleconference on Environmental Rights: Human Rights and Pollution in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley (June 13, 2011)
Learn how taxpayers are financially vulnerable for costly cleanups of coal mining operations in Maya Stano’s “Undermining the Value of Clean Air and Water” presented at a UVic Law event about the social and environmental impacts of coal mining in >
January 13, 2011 In this report prepared for Living Oceans Society, ELC student Matt Boulton examines the potential financial liability Canadian taxpayers could face if there were a catastrophic oil tanker spill in the coastal waters of British Columbia’s north >