News Release, BC Government, March 15, 2013
News Release, Environmental Law Centre, Dec 20, 2012
Today the ELC announced the release of Maintaining SuperNatural BC for Our Children: Selected Law Reform Proposals. This book is a series of 35 short, readable articles – punctuated by photos and cartoons - that describe key environmental law reforms the next provincial government should consider.
Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun, August 23, 2012
B.C’s environmental assessment process is so flawed it cannot hope to fill the void created by the federal government walking away from assessments of almost 500 projects, critics charged Wednesday, while launching court action and releasing a scathing internal government email.
By Devon Page, Executive Director, Ecojustice, 18 April 2012
On the heels of the 2012 budget speech, the federal government unveiled details yesterday of its plan to roll back environmental protections in Canada, which includes sweeping changes to the regulatory process used to scrutinize major industrial projects. Here are three ways the changes are a problem for Canadians and the clean water, air and land we all depend on:
OTTAWA --- B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake enthusiastically embraced the federal government's plan announce Tuesday to let provinces run environmental reviews of natural resource projects, but said Victoria may ask for federal money to handle that new responsibility.
CBC As It Happens, 18 Apr 2012
As It Happens talks with Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources about changes to environmental assessments in Canada.
Stuart Elgee, Professor specializing in environmental and natural resources law and policy at the University of Ottawa, responds.
Editorial, Vancouver Sun, February 16, 2012
Every major development project in British Columbia is subject to an environmental assessment before permits are issued allowing it to proceed. And this is as it should be.
Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist, February 11, 2010
The throne speech maps out a path to lower environmental standards and a gold-rush mentality, say environmental groups.