The inclusion of environmental flow needs (“EFNs”) in the Water Sustainability Act (“WSA”) is a significant step forward in the management of our water resources in British Columbia.
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On October 23, 2014,
A letter to the Joint Public Advisory Committee of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) regarding the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC). We review the NAAEC's failure to address Canada’s recent actions in gutting a wide range of environmental laws, appar
On February 26, 2013 a small group of opinion leaders and decision-makers from across BC came together to engage in a high level public dialogue about the challenge of managing the cumulative impacts of past, present and future human activities on BC’s ecosystems and communities, including the ev
On November 7, 2012, Rachel Forbes of West Coast Environmental Law submitted comments to the Standing Committee on Envioronment and Sustainable Development on Division 21 of Bill C-45, which amends the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012.
This publication is West Coast's written submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources study of Divisions 4, 18 and 21 of Part 4 of omnibus budget Bill C-45.
On November 21st, 2012, First Nations and environmental, recreation and grassroots groups supported by more than half a million Canadians issued an open letter opposing the federal government’s controversial second omnibus bill of 2012, Bill C-45.