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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

The overwhelming scientific consensus is that the global warming we are presently experiencing is due to human-factors. In turn, climate change presents significant risks to the forest ecosystems of BC. West Coast Environmental Law welcomes the MoFR’s recognition of these two key realities.

Author: Clogg, Jessica
Publication Date: July 2006
Pages: 2

As conventional oil and gas resources are being depleted worldwide, coalbed methane is being touted as one means to fill the supply and demand gap for gas.

Author: Campbell, Karen; Rutherford, Susan
Publication Date: May 2006
Pages: 40

The BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection has released a “Code of Practice Intentions Paper” – a summary of its proposed Code of Practice for the Discharge of Produced Water from Coalbed Gas Operations.

Author: Rutherford, Susan
Publication Date: January 2005
Pages: 3

British Columbia is in the initial phase of coal bed methane (CBM) exploration and production. CBM production requires an operator to dewater coal seam aquifers to release the methane gas for capture.

Author: Myers, Tom; Chambers, David; Crook, Amy
Publication Date: January 2005
Pages: 12

In late December 2004, the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection provided West Coast Environmental Law (West Coast) with its Code of Practice Intentions Paper [Code of Practice for the Discharge of Produced Water from Coalbed Gas Operations] for comment.

Author: Rutherford, Susan
Publication Date: January 2005
Pages: 8

BC is experiencing an oil and gas boom. As with most booms, however, the rapid pace of activity has not led to responsible development.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: November 2004
Pages: 2

While oil and gas companies have the expertise and resources to take care of their interests when dealing with landowners, the average landowner has li

Author: Campbell, Karen; Howard, Tim
Publication Date: October 2004
Pages: 30

This checklist has been prepared in response to an invitation by the BC Government to comment confidentially on the Draft Code of Practice for Discharge of Produced Water from Coalbed Gas Operations.

Author: Campbell, Karen
Publication Date: August 2004
Pages: 7

With the introduction of Bill 36, the BC Government is intending to double oil and gas production, reduce regulation, and reduce staff.

Author: Alexander, Lawrence
Publication Date: June 2003
Pages: 5

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