For the past 20 years the West Coast Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund (EDRF) has provided legal support to British Columbians seeking to protect their environment.
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Many British Columbians — including those deeply concerned about climate change — harbour concerns about how renewable electricity is currently planned, promoted and developed in BC.
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.
This backgrounder examines the principles that inform a strategic environmental assessment and the way in which such assessments are implemented, with a focus on adopting a ‘more planned approach’ to IPP power projects in BC.
West Coast Environmental Law is pleased to present the first in a series of dialogues for legal innovation designed to engage thought-leaders and decision-makers in achieving law reform that protects the environment.
This backgrounder identifies weaknesses in the current provincial process for reviewing applications for Crown land tenure and water licences for run-of-river electrical generation projects, which make it difficult for members of the public to be involved in the IPP projects decision-making proce
The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline: Risks for Downstream Communities and Fisheries focuses on the potential impacts of the pipeline on First Nations and other communities living downstream of the pipeline’s river crossings.
NEW CASE ALERT: Crown consultation and pipelines - Brokenhead Ojibway Nation v. Canada (Attorney General), is a brief that focuses on a new Federal Court decision about the government’s duty to consult First Nations when considering pipeline projects (May 2009).
The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline: Getting the Decision Right analyzes limitations of the proposed review process for the project and proposes solutions.