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. >
In 2016, the ELC released a report highlighting the problem of blocking access to public land (Enhancing public access to privately owned wild lands). But accessing public spaces in the city can also be a problem – even when the >
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 >
ELC was a great experience for me and exposed me to public interest environmental law. It was a great opportunity to be able to interact with clients and work together to create a work product aspiring to make concrete >
Report prepared for the T. Buck Suzuki Foundation. [This paper was edited October 23, 2017 on p. 16 to include information about Seattle’s ban on plastic straws (see footnote 65).]
Letter on behalf of the Kamloops Area Preservation Association to K. McNamara, Drinking Water Officer, Kamloops Public Health Unit for a Drinking Water Health Hazard Prevention Order regarding the proposed Ajax Mining project. Includes hydrogeologist report prepared by Dr. Gilles Wendling.
Agricultural waste can wreak havoc on the environment and affect drinking water quality. Community group Save Hullcar Aquifer Team acutely alerted us to this problem when they came to us with concerns about nitrate contamination of their aquifer. Suspecting a >
One of the most compelling ELC Associates’ discussions (link to the Associates Program page on our website) this year explored BC’s marine spills response regime. Unfortunately, there was a recent incident to examine: the Nathan E. Stewart tugboat, which spilled >