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This Backgrounder summarizes and explains the different ways for people to participate in the federal environmental assessment and regulatory review of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines – the Joint Review Panel.
We appreciate the invitation to comment on the Ministry’s Environmental Mitigation and Offsets discussion paper and ideas for a proposed policy (the “Policy”), as well as your willingness toanswer various questions we raised in previous correspondence.
British Columbia has the potential to maintain both high levels of human well-being and our rich biodiversity, but sustaining these levels into the future means protecting the vital ecological life support systems upon which we and all species depend.
This document outlines West Coast Environmental Law's (See document for all signatories to the submissions) comments and concerns related to the British Columbia Forest Carbon Offset Protocol, Final Draft for Public Review, November 22, 2010 (the “FCOP”).
On January 19, the federal Joint Review Panel released its decision on the List of Issues to be covered in the environmental assessment of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines, and what additional information Enbridge must provide to the Panel.
This letter to the Ministry of the Environment provides our comments on the proposed Carbon Trading Regulations.
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.
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.
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.