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In its first year the provincial government made sweeping changes to budgets, laws and policies that will impact the BC environment for years to come. It has reduced the scope and influence of government in British Columbians’ daily lives, initiating

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: July 2002
Pages: 32

The BC Government has asked the public to comment on a paper entitled 'A Results-Based Forest and Range Practices Regime for British Columbia'. The Discussion Paper proposes extensive changes to the Forest Practices Code.

Author: Clogg, Jessica; Gage, Andrew; Haddock, Mark
Publication Date: June 2002
Pages: 75

Bill 36, the Energy and Mines Statutes Amendment Act, has ‘deregulated’ the oil and gas industry and weakened environmental protection measures that are currently in place for the oil and gas industry. For example:

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: May 2002
Pages: 5

The BC government introduced Bill 57 in the Legislature May 13th, 2003, and is expected to pass the bill in the fall sitting of the Legislature. Bill 57 replaces BC’s main pollution law, the Waste Management Act, with a new regime that is part of the BC government’s deregulation initiative.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: May 2002
Pages: 2

This discussion paper summarizes key points of interest or concern with respect to environmental assessment (EA) and how it may relate to oil and gas projects. Environmental assessment law in Canada is complicated, making it difficult to be brief and comprehensive at the same time.

Author: Campbell, Karen; West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: May 2002
Pages: 5

Whistle blowing is the act of a person who, believing that the public interest overrides the interest of the organization he serves, tells the public or authorities outside her organization that the organization is involved in corrupt, illegal, fraudulent, immoral or harmful activity.

Author: Rolfe, Chris; Wilts, Rodney
Publication Date: May 2002
Pages: 42

On April 8, 2002, the government introduced Bill 22, the Sustainable Resource Management Statutes Amendment Act. Bill 22 received Royal Assent April 11th. On April 16th the government introduced Bill 35, the Deregulation Statutes Amendment Act.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: May 2002
Pages: 1

On Monday, April 15, 2002, the government introduced amendments to the Waste Management Act that will exempt mines from parts of the contaminated site process in BC.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: May 2002
Pages: 3

Overall, we believe that the ERD must be strengthened in order for it to meaningfully reflect the EDC's commitment to ensuring its activities are conducted in an environmentally responsible manner.

Author: Campbell, Karen
Publication Date: March 2002
Pages: 8

We have read, and endorse the submissions of our colleagues at the Canadian Environmental Law Association, the Environmental Law Centre, and the Sierra Legal Defence Fund.

Author: Campbell, Karen
Publication Date: February 2002
Pages: 16

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