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 >
Outdated gold rush laws from the 19th century pose a serious risk to the environment and human health across BC. To address the issue, the ELC asked BC’s Auditor General in March to examine the government’s apparent failure to adequately >
Joint document providing a vision for a new approach to environmental assessment in BC as well as key changes needed to make that happen.
This report prepared for the T. Buck Suzuki Foundation builds on our Seven Reforms to Address Marine Plastic Pollution report and outlines exact actions that Ottawa can take to address marine plastic pollution. It identifies the constitutional powers that allow Parliament to >
More than 50 law students put their heads together earlier this month to help unearth BC’s mining legislative history. Dubbed, Mining Law in BC – Digging up a Dirty History, the event’s gleanings will help inform mining law reform efforts. >
Last newsletter we told you about our report on solutions to reduce marine plastic pollution. This is still a live issue as we investigate ways to bring attention to the problem and implement solutions. In March, there are two events >
Submission to the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy on the November 2017 Agricultural Waste Control Regulation Review Intentions Paper. Delivered to the Ministry on January 2, 2018.
I am extremely thankful for my ELC experience. After spending countless hours of my life sitting in classrooms and hearing lectures, it was abundantly fulfilling to put my mind to something of real practical value and that I felt had >
Back in August, the ELC filed an application for a Drinking Water Hazard Prevention Order with the Regional Drinking Water Officer, in an attempt to stop the Ajax Mine in Kamloops. The application included advice from a hydrogeologist that the >