British Columbia's economy is growing. Much of that growth rests on expanded resource industries. Yet our laws designed to protect the unparalleled beauty and richness of the B.C. environment have been weakened, both federally and provincially, over the past decade.
In This Series
Leading law experts detail what needs to change. First in an occasional series.
Studies find multiple weaknesses in the process. Second in an occasional series.
Ensuring we preserve nature and communities. Third in a series on how to improve BC's environmental protections.
The law needs to catch up to the oil and gas boom. Latest in a series on proposed enviro law reforms.
New laws needed for balanced protection of a vital resource. Latest in a series.
At risk is nature's lifeblood. Latest in a series on reforming our enviro laws.
BC needs to step in to fill gaps made in Ottawa. Latest in series on proposed enviro reforms.
Needed: transparent, localized planning for sustainable power. Latest in enviro law reforms series.
Only a few years remain to protect natural areas in our communities.
Shore up BC's coastal defences. Latest in a series of reforms proposed by UVic's Environmental Law Centre.
A century of pollution creates the need to reform contaminated sites laws.
If it works for conserving money, it will for carbon. Latest in series on enviro law reforms needed for BC.
And give the B.C. public a chance at justice. Latest in a series of proposed law reforms.
Rebalance BC law's current tilt in favour of private rights. Part of a series.
Citizens, and nature, too, need a new, improved Freedom of Information law. Last in a series.