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Bill 33, the Forest Statutes Amendment Act, 2004, allows government to pass regulations that, in effect, give authority to company employees to determine if planned logging meets legal requirements.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: May 2004
Pages: 3

This report concentrates on the impacts of land-based oil and gas development, rather than offshore impacts, and presents a ten-point mitigation plan. Adoption of each of these ten points is essential for BC to be on a path toward responsible development.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law, CPAWS, et al.
Publication Date: April 2004
Pages: 16

With the release of new forest practices regulations effective January 31, 2004, the BC provincial government has now finalized its “results-based” forest management regime.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: February 2004
Pages: 9

Government decisions that give rise to a health risk to the public at large may have a very real impact on the right to life, liberty and security of the person of individuals and the public at large. Surprisingly, there has been comparatively little litigation examining whether s.

Author: Gage, Andrew
Publication Date: January 2004
Pages: 34

On October 21, 2003 the BC government passed Bill 57, the Environmental Management Act (the “Act”). Bill 57 replaces BC’s main pollution law, the Waste Management Act, with a new regime.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: January 2004
Pages: 3

Government decisions that give rise to a health risk to the public at large may have a very real impact on the right to life, liberty and security of the person of individuals and the public at large. Surprisingly, there has been comparatively little litigation examining whether s.

Author: Gage, Andrew
Publication Date: January 2004
Pages: 27

The BC government introduced Bill 84 – the Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 2003 -- on November 18, 2003. The Bill does three things:

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: November 2003
Pages: 2

On May 13, 2003 the Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection introduced Bill 53, a new Integrated Pest Management Act (the new Act), which will replace British Columbia's Pesticide Control Act.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: May 2003
Pages: 2

international environmental treaties - once a fringe area of environmental law - increasingly deal with issues that affect the lives of Canadians.

Author: Nowlan, Linda; Rolfe, Chris, et al.
Publication Date: January 2003
Pages: 243

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