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.

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This report prepared for the Fort Nelson First Nation highlights the risks raised by current fracking wastewater disposal practices in British Columbia. Reviewing “best practice” standards from other countries and ...
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This report offers an overview of the Enbridge Northern Gatweway Project Joint Review Panel (JRP) process and considers British Columbia's decision to register as an Intervenor rather than a Government Participant.
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This report promotes the creation of a holistic water management system structured to inherently promote water sustainability, advancing both demand management and water conservation.
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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.
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This report prepared for the Veins of Life Watershed Society documents the vast damage stormwater causes and then lays out a strategy for solving the problem.
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Fish stocks in British Columbia’s oceans are at record lows and management strategies are essential to long term sustainability. This report argues that a more comprehensive monitoring strategy is needed, which is ...
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This paper discusses funds established by regional districts to acquire and preserve land for conservation purposes and to fund conservation activities.
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This report prepared for the Ancient Forest Alliance examines the urgent need for a provincial Natural Lands Acquisition Fund in British Columbia. The report includes recommendations and a number of options the Province ...
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This report prepared for the Canadian Cancer Society looks into laws around the world that regulate radon gas and what a system of regulation in British Columbia might entail.
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This paper provides an assessment of Government’s ability to protect the Comox Valley should the proposed Raven Coal mine be approved.
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