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This paper has been written to contribute to the discussion concerning local governments and their efforts to build more sustainable communities.

Author: Rutherford, Susan
Publication Date: June 2009
Pages: 20

Most of us take it for granted that we won’t be directly exposed to toxic pesticides without our permission. West Coast’s new Pesticides and You booklets are resources for two groups that may not feel that they can complain about being exposed to pesticides: farm workers and tenants.

Author: Gage, Andrew
Publication Date: November 2008
Pages: 12

Most of us take it for granted that we won’t be directly exposed to toxic pesticides without our permission.

Author: Gage, Andrew
Publication Date: November 2008
Pages: 12

The BC government is proposing to implement a mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting regulation in BC under the “cap and trade” legislation . The government released an Intentions Paper for comments, that set out its current thinking and questions as it starts to prepare the regulation.

Author: BC Sustainable Energy Association; David Suzuki Foundation; Pembina Institute; West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: November 2008
Pages: 7
Pesticides

Most of us take it for granted that we won’t be directly exposed to toxic pesticides without our permission. West Coast’s new Pesticides and You booklets are resources for two groups that may not feel that they can complain about being exposed to pesticides: farm workers and tenants.

Author: Gage, Andrew
Publication Date: September 2008
Pages: 12

The BC government is proposing to implement vehicle greenhouse gas emissions reduction standards in BC, once they are also implemented in California. The government released an Intentions Paper for comments, that set out its current thinking and questions as it starts to prepare the regulation.

Author: Rutherford, Susan
Publication Date: September 2008
Pages: 5

With the recent controversy on logging in the Chapman Creek community watershed, and the resulting order by the Sunshine Coast Regional District halting the logging because of concerns that it posed a health hazard, staff at West Coast Environmental Law are increasingly being asked about the powe

Author: Gage, Andrew
Publication Date: November 2007
Pages: 4

The Green Infrastructure Guide (the Guide) provides guidance on how local governments may, using legal and policy strategies, encourage or require more sustainable infrastructure designs.

Author: Rutherford, Susan
Publication Date: April 2007
Pages: 88

Author: Rutherford, Susan
Publication Date: October 2006
Pages: 68

This Guide’s purpose is to increase green building uptake in BC, by providing a central resource to the suite of regulatory and policy tools currently available to BC local governments to support and promote green building design and practices. The Guide’s aim is to provide targeted guidance.

Author: Rutherford, Susan
Publication Date: January 2006
Pages: 68

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