The federal government is currently reviewing several environmental laws, regulations and processes. On Dec 15, the ELC filed a report in the environmental assessment process on behalf of Nature Canada calling on government to include regional strategic environmental assessment (RSEA) >
Many regional districts in BC already have dedicated acquisition funds to protect green spaces. The BC Government should do its part and step forward with a fund to purchase endangered ecosystems, old-growth forests, drinking watersheds and areas of high recreational >
Report prepared for the Ancient Forest Alliance examining the urgent need for a provincial Natural Lands Acquisition Fund in BC. The report includes 17 recommendations and a number of options the Province could implement to raise funds on an annual basis. >
Elk/Beaver Lake “A Tale of Two Lakes”: Can aging lakes be rejuvenated? Oct 29 public form University of Victoria, Fraser Building, Room 159 Public forum: 7-9pm Information exhibition: 6-7pm (in Fraser Building Student Lounge) Presented by the Environmental Law Centre >
Report researching legal options for providing better environmental protection of the islands and water off of Oak Bay while respecting First Nations land uses, cultural sites, rights and title. The area in question includes the triangle formed by Chatham/Discovery (Tl’ches) >
When done properly, composting offers many benefits to communities and the environment. This ELC report, prepared for Ray Baker and Lee Hardy, sets out some of the common concerns associated with large-scale composting operations, examines existing regulations and makes recommendations for >
February 3, 2015 Victoria, BC – Until February 15, 2015, the Capital Regional District (CRD) is inviting public comments on the updating the CRD’s Regional Growth Strategy. Comments on the new Regional Sustainability Strategy (RSS) are accepted through an 18-page >
Information about the Capital Regional District’s Regional Sustainability Strategy (RSS) process and guidance on how to respond to the questions for public feedback.
Submissions of the Pacific Salmon Foundation, The SOS Marine Conservation Foundation, Watershed Watch Salmon Society, the David Suzuki Foundation and the University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre on the draft Aquaculture Activities Regulation (AAR).
Deborah Curran, Hakai Professor in Environmental Law and Sustainability The British Columbia Legislature gave third and final reading, without any amendments, to Bill 18 – 2014, BC’s new Water Sustainability Act (“the Act”), on April 29 2014. This Bill is the long >