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West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL) welcomes the opportunity to make submissions to the Forest Policy Review process.

Author: Clogg, Jessica
Publication Date: January 1999
Pages: 18

A streamside protection regulation is being developed under Section 12 of the Fish Protection Act (FPA), which will require local governments to protect streamside areas according to management objectives such as mandatory setbacks.

Author: Nolan, Linda
Publication Date: January 1999
Pages: 13

market mechanisms, credit trading, greenhouse gas emission reductions, climate change, carbon tax, carbon allowance trading system.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: October 1998
Pages: 7

In January 1998 the public hearing process under the Agricultural Land Commission Act was used for the first time in the case of the Six Mile Ranch resort proposal near Kamloops.

Author: Nowlan, Linda
Publication Date: August 1998
Pages: 9

The Environment Management Amendment Act, 1998, (Bill 40) introduces a number of potentially very significant changes to British Columbia’s environmental management regime.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: July 1998
Pages: 8

The following offers our assessment of the potential impacts of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (the MAI) on policies, laws and programs relating to the forest and fisheries sectors of British Columbia.

Author: Shrybman, Steven
Publication Date: May 1998
Pages: 45

In our view the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) does not represent a credible response to the enormous environmental challenges we confront.

Author: Nowlan, Linda; Rolfe, Chris; Shrybman, Steven
Publication Date: May 1998
Pages: 27

Turning Down the Heat is intended to assist in the search for ways to reduce Canadian greenhouse gas emissions. It examines the potential role for emissions trading in implementation of Canada’s greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: May 1998
Pages: 433

In the past, I have expressed less concern with international emissions trading than the clean development mechanism or joint implementation with developing countries.

Author: Rolfe,Christopher
Publication Date: April 1998
Pages: 7

Bill 12, the Mining Rights Amendment Act, 1998, was introduced into the BC legislature on April 22nd and rushed through to Second Reading on April 29th. It appears to have been developed in closed door discussions with the mining industry.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: April 1998
Pages: 4

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