BC is experiencing an oil and gas boom. As with most booms, however, the rapid pace of activity has not led to responsible development.
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Bill 21, the Agricultural Land Commission Act replaces the previous Agricultural Land Reserve Act incorporating many of the provisions of the old Act, along with a number of key structural and substantive changes, including;
On May 9, 2002, the BC government introduced Bill 38, a completely rewritten Environmental Assessment Act. In December of 2002, the government followed up the new Act with a new set of Regulations governing environmental assessment.
This case study focuses on groundwater use in Canada. It explores patterns of groundwater use across the country and notes some of the significant gaps in the data.
While oil and gas companies have the expertise and resources to take care of their interests when dealing with landowners, the average landowner has li
This checklist has been prepared in response to an invitation by the BC Government to comment confidentially on the Draft Code of Practice for Discharge of Produced Water from Coalbed Gas Operations.
This brief contains the comments of West Coast Environmental Law in regard to the Smart Regulation for Canada, a consultation document released by the External Advisory Committee on Smart Regulation (EACSR) in July 2004.
The Green Infrastructure Partnership (GIP) is a consortium of four organizations that share a vision for developing and implementing a Model Subdivision Bylaw and Green Infrastructure Standards that will present options for land development regulation province-wide.
Bill 33, the Forest Statutes Amendment Act, 2004, allows government to pass regulations that, in effect, give authority to company employees to determine if planned logging meets legal requirements.
On May 12, 2004, the Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection introduced Bill 51, the Wildlife Amendment Act, 2004, which will, if passed, make significant changes to the province's Wildlife Act, intended to enhance protection for species which are at risk of extinction.