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West Coast's submissions to the federal environmental assessment Review Panel on its Draft Public Hearing Procedures and Draft Procedures for Requesting Confidentiality for the proposed New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project. 

Author: Rachel Forbes
Publication Date: September 2012
Pages: 5

This publication is West Coast's written submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources study of Part 3 of Bill C-38.

Author: Forbes, Rachel
Publication Date: June 2012
Pages: 11

Does the federal omnibus budget bill make the grade on environmental assessment?

Author: West Coast Environmental Law Association (R. Forbes & J. Clogg)
Publication Date: June 2012
Pages: 7

On  May 31st, 2012, Rachel Forbes of West Coast Environmental Law had the opportunity to present to the Subcommittee of the Standing Committee on Finance on Part 3 of Bill C-38.  This publication is West Coast's written submission to the Subcommittee.

Author: Forbes, Rachel
Publication Date: May 2012
Pages: 11

The federal government's budget announcement in late March 2012 and the Budget Bill (C-38) that followed in April 2012 were surrounded with statements from the government on the intent of environmental law rollbacks.

Author: Jessica Clogg, Rachel Forbes
Publication Date: March 2012
Pages: 1

Few legal interpretations have been as hot political issues or obscured in as much rhetoric. The question of whether Canadian trade obligations with the United States and more recently Mexico give the U.S.

Author: Rolfe, Christopher
Publication Date: February 2012
Pages: 4

Canadians want strong environmental laws, and they deserve an environmental assessment process that delivers on core Canadian values related to the environment, democracy, and responsible development.

Author: Rachel S. Forbes, Josh Paterson, Jamie Kneen, Stephen Hazell, John Sinclair
Publication Date: February 2012
Pages: 13

West Coast Environmental Law comments on the proposed Natural Resource Road Act.

Author: Gage, Andrew
Publication Date: December 2011
Pages: 5

This is the West Coast Environmental Law review of the BC Ministry of Environment’s 2010 Water Act Modernization Discussion Paper.

Author: Gage, Andrew
Publication Date: April 2010
Pages: 12

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.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law, Pembina Institute
Publication Date: December 2009
Pages: 11

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