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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

The 2005 Draft GVRD Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) lacks much of the specificity that made the 1994 AQMP a success. While objectives for ambient air quality have been improved, there are no clear objectives for reductions in emissions.

Author: Rolfe, Chris; Klenavic, Nancy
Publication Date: May 2005
Pages: 14

This report is aimed at providing background information and analysis that will assist attendees at a workshop convened by the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection to discuss air quality issues on and around Indian Reserves.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: February 2005
Pages: 34

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.

Author: Master Municipal Construction Document Association; Water Sustainability Committee of the B.C. Water & Waste Association; West Coast Environmental Law Association; Ministry of Community, Aboriginal & Women?s Services
Publication Date: June 2004
Pages: 40

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