Since 2001, virtually every environmental and natural resource law in British Columbia has been amended or repealed. In particular, shifts in the scope and nature of statutory decision-making under new “results-based” regulation have had profound implications for First Nations.
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In this submission West Coast Environmental Law provides detailed comments on the BC Ministry of Forests and Range (MoFR) report “Future Forest Ecosystems of BC: Draft Recommendations for Review and Comment.
This Submission is a response to the International Joint Commissions (IJC) requests for comments on the application of the Canadian Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission (CCRIFC) to have the IJC enforce the conditions of its Order of Approval for the Grand Coulee Dam and reservoir (th
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.
This discussion paper analyses the impacts and implications of recent Forest Act amendments contained in Bills 27, 28, 29, 44 & 45 for BC First Nations. In spring 2003, the British Columbia provincial government introduced 5 pieces of forestry legislation.
West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL) understands that the terms of reference of the MacMillan Bloedel (MB) Settlement Agreement Consultation Program include: determining whether the proposed land transfers to MB can be done without infringing aboriginal ri
In March 1999, the government of British Columbia announced that it was considering privatising and turning over up to 30,000 hectares of public land to logging giant MacMillan Bloedel (MB), and removing up to 91,000 hectares of existing private land from