Research paper prepared for a First Nation that discusses recent international developments that grant legal personality and related rights to natural features, including water bodies, related natural features, and sacred water beings.
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 >
With the environment not respecting political boundaries, there are existing guides for watershed management entities and recommendations for what activities they should undertake. A new ELC report fills a gap as to the “how” to create watershed entities and details >
Report submitted to the Minister of Environment on behalf of our clients Save Hullcar Aquifer Team (SHAT) with specific recommendations about how government can improve the Order for an Area Based Management Plan so that is ensures clean drinking water >
Report and letter prepared for the Fairmining Collaborative (read related story)
They may have functioned in the 1800’s, but it’s time for BC’s 19th century Gold Rush laws to change. Damage from mining can permanently poison entire watersheds, exterminate fish, poison shellfish, deform birds and fish, destroy riparian areas (needed for fish >