In the last year, our work in documenting the lack of enforcement of drinking water contamination led to province-wide improvements to control agricultural waste. This result means better drinking water protections for the entire province. It started in 2016 when >
This year, the ELC joined with project partners, organizations, and community groups throughout the province to officially launch a comprehensive mining law reform platform, which consists of nine reports that target specific mining law reform opportunities in BC. Although mining >
Report presenting a set of recommendations for reform of BC’s mining laws and better regulation of the mining industry.
Many Canadians are concerned about plastics pollution, and governments at all levels are seeking ways to take meaningful action. Continuing our work on finding solutions to plastics pollution problems, the ELC recently helped clients Kids for a Plastic Free Canada >
Old growth forests are valuable to BC’s ecological and economic health and vital in the fight against climate change. However, standards to protect these important resources vary across the province and, in many areas, are inadequate. On behalf of Sierra >
With contributions from Emily Benoit, ELC Clinic (Fall 2018), Coop student (Spring 2019) Current rules for managing private forest land in BC fail to protect the province’s streams, fish, wildlife and other natural values. If not managed responsibly, logging activities >
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.