Numerous factors threaten the flow and quality of water in the Coquitlam River: urban development and diking, population growth, the effects of climate change, and a hydroelectric dam flow management regime that has had a negative impact on fish. As populations in the area increase, so will the demand for drinking water; and drought conditions >
Submission in response to the federal government’s discussion paper released following the October announcement to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030.
A report prepared for Skeena Fisheries Commission making the case for prohibiting the removal of fish from water during catch-and-release fishing.
A report providing recommendations for incorporating Indigenous laws and traditions into the Water Sustainability Act decision-making process.
A report prepared for Veins of Life Watershed Society identifying opportunities to strengthen and supplement the Capital Regional District’s draft management plan to address deteriorating water quality and other ecological conditions at Elk/Beaver Lake (near Victoria, BC.)
A report prepared for Be the Change Earth Alliance evaluating how BC’s current laws address transportation demand management strategy of commute trip reduction.
A report prepared for Raincoast Conservation Foundation providing law reform recommendations to protect the threatened Coastal Douglas-fir Biogeoclimatic Zone on the Gulf Islands.
A report prepared for Surfrider Foundation Canada calling for the introduction of national plastic recycling standards in Canada. This is the fourth report in the series of the ELC’s work on plastics issues.
A report prepared by the BC First Nations Energy and Mining Council and the UVic Environmental Law Centre that calls upon provincial and federal governments to collaborate with Nations and Guardians to establish a Guardian Network Initiative across the province of BC.
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.