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Is BC's mining industry complying with the standards and law? How effective is government in ensuring that these standards and laws are enforced? This report takes a close look at the mining industry's record of compliance.

Author: Campbell, Karen; Young, Alan; Sumi, Lisa
Publication Date: December 2001
Pages: 80

How well does Bill 20, the Drinking Water Protection Act, together with the existing applicable regulation, the Safe Drinking Water Regulation under the BC Health Act, measure up to these three top priorities?

Author: Nowlan, Linda
Publication Date: December 2001
Pages: 16

We Canadians often assume that Canada has an inexhaustible amount of water. However, statistics indicate otherwise. Canadians are second only to Americans in terms of water consumption: we consume an average of 638 L per day. And the volume of water required by Canadians continues to grow.

Author: Campbell, Karen
Publication Date: November 2001
Pages: 18

West Coast Environmental Law Association welcomes Bill C-31, An Act to Amend the Export Development Act as a positive new legal tool with the potential to improve the environmental performance of the Corporation and its clients.

Author: Nowlan, Linda
Publication Date: October 2001
Pages: 12

In January 2001, the provincial government passed the Streamside Protection Regulation pursuant to section 12 of the Fish Protection Act.

Author: Grant, Kathy
Publication Date: September 2001
Pages: 42

On August 9, the US Department of Commerce imposed a 19.3% duty on all softwood lumber products imported from Canada, with the exception of those from the Maritimes. The BC Government's response has been three-fold and inconsistent. This paper contains preliminary recommendations for discussion.

Author: The BC Coalition for Sustainable Forest Solutions
Publication Date: September 2001
Pages: 16

A green revolution is upon us. All across this country community groups, environmentalists, labour organizations, faith communities and individual citizens are taking action to restore, protect and improve our planet. The number of environmental initiatives

Author: Wilts, Rodney
Publication Date: August 2001
Pages: 56

The Canadian government, and its insistence on ''credit for sinks,'' was blamed for blocking progress on an international deal to stop climate change. Why the concern over credit for sinks?

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: July 2001
Pages: 70

"Taking Credit: Canada and the Role of Sinks in International Climate Negotiations" examines the science and policies surrounding controversial sections of the Kyoto Protocol that deal with carbon sinks.

Author: Anderson, Dr. Darwin; Grant, Dr. Robert; Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: July 2001
Pages: 80

Author: Nowlan, Linda; Rolfe, Chris; Grant, Kathy
Publication Date: March 2001
Pages: 168