The provincial government enacted the new Environmental Assessment Act in November 2018, and it is currently developing regulations and policies before the bill comes into force. The ELC is collaborating with West Coast Environmental Law and other environmental groups to >
The ELC has developed a comprehensive overview that identifies how Canada provides billions of dollars in subsidies each year to the fossil fuel industry. “Despite Canada having committed to the Paris Agreement, it is still subsidizing the fossil fuel industry >
Prepared for British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association Executive Summary of the report that provides an overview of British Columbia’s municipal jurisdiction to achieve 100% renewable energy (“100% RE”) commitments. Link to full report
Prepared for British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of British Columbia’s municipal jurisdiction to achieve 100% renewable energy (“100% RE”) commitments. In response to the threat posed by climate change and >
A recent ELC submission on behalf of the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) to BC’s Auditor General says it’s time to examine the environmental and economic impacts of grazing leases and licenses on Crown land. The provincial government has a duty >
Request to the Auditor General to conduct an audit and examination of grazing leases on Crown land. Submitted June 12, 2018.
A recent ELC report prepared for the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable (CRWR) shows how communities can consider wildlife and watersheds when they establish or expand environmental policy. “The report provides some real practical examples that the Roundtable can take forward >
The regulatory measures government uses to protect endangered fish are not working. By refusing to protect endangered marine species in BC under Species at Risk Act (SARA), the federal government is seriously increasing the risk of extinction of species, such >
Request that the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development and the Auditor General examine Canada’s failure to protect endangered Pacific salmon and anadromous trout species under the Species at Risk Act.
Submission to BC’s Auditor General to examine the government’s apparent failure to adequately regulate placer mining