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.
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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).
Transparency, collaboration, public participation and better planning are key to developing broadly acceptable laws and policies for renewable electricity generation in British Columbia, including “Independent Power Projects”, or IPPs.
Many British Columbians — including those deeply concerned about climate change — harbour concerns about how renewable electricity is currently planned, promoted and developed in BC.
West Coast Environmental Law is pleased to present the first in a series of dialogues for legal innovation designed to engage thought-leaders and decision-makers in achieving law reform that protects the environment.
This backgrounder examines the principles that inform a strategic environmental assessment and the way in which such assessments are implemented, with a focus on adopting a ‘more planned approach’ to IPP power projects in BC.
This backgrounder identifies weaknesses in the current provincial process for reviewing applications for Crown land tenure and water licences for run-of-river electrical generation projects, which make it difficult for members of the public to be involved in the IPP projects decision-making proce
The Pembina Institute and West Coast Environmental Law are pleased that the Ministry of Energy Mines and Petroleum Resources will establish a new regulation regulating the environmental impacts of oil and gas activities in British Columbia.
The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline: Risks for Downstream Communities and Fisheries focuses on the potential impacts of the pipeline on First Nations and other communities living downstream of the pipeline’s river crossings.