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This letter to the Ministry of the Environment provides our comments on the proposed Carbon Trading Regulations.

Author: Carlson, Deborah; Gage, Andrew
Publication Date: December 2010
Pages: 8

Author: BCWWA Water Sustainability Committee, Inter-Governmental Partnership, Convening for Action on Vancouver Island, Water Bucket Website Partnership, Vancouver Island Coordinating Team, and Green Infrastructure Partnership with West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: June 2010
Pages: 124

The Site C Dam project proposal engages the jurisdiction and lawful authority of Treaty 8 First Nations. Both the BC and federal governments have a constitutional duty to consult and accommodate Treaty 8 First Nations in making decisions about the project.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: May 2010
Pages: 5

The Site C Dam will be subject to both provincial and federal government environmental and regulatory processes. These processes are unlikely to stop the Site C Dam from being built, even given the project’s severe environmental, social and cultural impacts.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: May 2010
Pages: 7

The Clean Energy Act (the “Act”) is the government’s attempt to find a way forward in the renewable electricity sector, which has been rife with heated debate and community opposition.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: May 2010
Pages: 6

This is the West Coast Environmental Law review of the BC Ministry of Environment’s 2010 Water Act Modernization Discussion Paper.

Author: Gage, Andrew
Publication Date: April 2010
Pages: 12

The sporting venues and athletes villages of the 21st Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are one of its most substantial legacies and remain in Vancouver and Whistler long after the visitors have left and the Olympic flame has been extinguished.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law et al.
Publication Date: March 2010
Pages: 4

On March 23rd, 2010 several First Nations peoples of the Central and North Pacific Coast and Haida Gwaii (the “Coastal First Nations”) issued an unequivocal declaration banning Tar Sands crude oil tanker traffic from their territories.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: March 2010
Pages: 6

Today West Coast provided comments on Metro Vancouver’s latest draft of a new Regional Growth Strategy (RGS), entitled Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping Our Future ( November 2009 draft).

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: February 2010
Pages: 9

An absorbent topsoil layer has emerged as a fundamental building block for achieving water sustainability outcomes through implementation of green infrastructure practices:

Author: West Coast Environmental Law et al.
Publication Date: February 2010
Pages: 8

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