The ELC’s 2019-20 Annual Report reflects on how much can change in a year and how, as a flexible organization, we’re managing to adapt. In 2019-2020 our students contributed some 3,000 hours via the ELC Clinic to pro bono public interest environmental law activities for First Nations and community organizations in BC.
Report written for the Victoria Fire Fighters Association about improving flame retardant regulations in Canada.
Report prepared for the World Wildlife Fund Canada providing law reform recommendations for protecting forage fish populations and Southern Resident orcas.
Report presenting a set of recommendations for reform of BC’s mining laws and better regulation of the mining industry.
Report prepared for Kids for a Plastic Free Canada providing law reform recommendations to regulate single-use plastics in British Columbia
Report prepared for Raincoast Conservation providing law reform recommendations to manage human conflict with wildlife in British Columbia
Report prepared for Wildsight outlines BC’s Private Managed Forest Land Act, offers examples of how current practices on private managed forest land is causing harm to communities across BC, and proposes eight suggestions for law reform.
Report prepared for the Okanagan Basin Water Board examining how watershed management entities are enabled, the source of their powers and funding, and the legal mechanisms that actually make them happen.
Follow-up report prepared for the Veins of Life Watershed Society
Prepared for Sierra Club BC, this report provides recommendations for implementing solutions from the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements in order to ensure British Columbians can continue to rely on their forests for future generations.