menu icon

Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria

The Environmental Law Centre Society provides research and advocacy on public interest environmental issues. Operating under the supervision of a senior environmental lawyer, our students provide pro bono legal representation and legal assistance to community/conservation groups and First Nations; produce citizen handbooks and other public legal education materials; and advocate on a wide range of environmental law reform issues.

View website

Online Resources

Showing 21-30 of 66 results

Sort by:
Maintaining Natural BC for Our Children: Selected Law Reform Proposals

This book is a series of 35 short articles that describe key environmental law reforms the provincial government should consider. This book is put forward as an educational service to inform the public, government and ...
View PDF from Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria


Financial Vulnerability Assessment: Who Would Pay for Oil Tanker Spills Associated with the Northern Gateway Pipeline?

This report prepared for Living Oceans Society examines the potential financial liability Canadian taxpayers could face if there were a catastrophic oil tanker spill in the coastal waters of British Columbia’s north ...
View PDF from Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria


Preventing Home Heating Oil Spills in British Columbia

Aging home heating oil tanks and systems are a growing environmental hazard. This report prepared for the Gorge-Tillicum Community Association examines the issues involved and makes recommendations for provincial and ...
View PDF from Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria


Protecting Granby Valley Bears: A Report for the Friends and Residents of the North Fork

This report compares how laws in British Columbia and the United States of America protect grizzly bears for road development and makes recommendations for reform in British Columbia.
View PDF from Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria


Mitigating Community Impacts of Mining Operations: Options for Local Governments

This report prepared for Coalwatch Comox Valley analyzes the jurisdiction of local governments, and sets out a menu of options for communities to consider in deciding how best to protect themselves from mining impacts.
View PDF from Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria


Environmental Tribunals in British Columbia

Of the 26 administrative tribunals in British Columbia, about one third have mandates that touch on environmental protection issues in one way or another. While most tribunals are mindful of the public interest in ...
View PDF from Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria


Bighorn Sheep Herd Die-offs in British Columbia: The Need for a Provincial Wild/Domestic Sheep Separation Strategy

This report prepared for the BC Wildlife Federation recommends legal changes to ensure best management practices are implemented to prevent the spread of fatal diseases from domestic livestock to wild bighorn sheep, ...
View PDF from Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria


The Raven Mine: A Regulatory & Fiscal Black Hole?: A Look at Environmental Enforcement & Securities at Mines in BC

This paper provides an assessment of Government’s ability to protect the Comox Valley should the proposed Raven Coal mine be approved.
View PDF from Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria


Duty to Consult with First Nations

For environmental groups acting with First Nations, the government’s duty to consult First Nations will play an important part in any litigation strategy. This report examines how current duty to consult law fulfills ...
View PDF from Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria


Borrowing US Law on Conservation Covenants Using American Cases to Dispel Some of the Uncertainty Surrounding Canadian Conservation Covenants

This report examines the USA's body of case law discussing conservation covenants. This report shows how American cases provide several interesting insights for Canadian land trusts.
View PDF from Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria