West Coast Environmental Law

West Coast Environmental Law is BC’s legal champion for the environment. For over 40 years, West Coast has provided the expert research and analysis needed to inform strong environmental laws. Through our free advice and information service, environmental legal aid program, workshops, and publications, West Coast empowers citizens and organizations to protect our environment and provides a balanced and authoritative resource upon which British Columbians can rely.

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Describes: what pesticides are, what their effects are on health and the environment, federal and provincial regulations, local government approaches, and the role of the Environmental Appeal Board and the courts.
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This Guide provides information about the potential tax benefits and tax liabilities of gifts of land, interests in land and other types of property where the gift is made for the purpose of increasing the protection of ...
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This 12-page booklet introduces the reader to the human health risks of pesticide exposure and basic precautions that can be taken to avoid pesticide-related health problems.
Also available in: Punjabi, Spanish
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This 12-page booklet gives practical and legal options for a tenant whose landlord is (or may) apply pesticides in or near the tenant’s home.
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This 12-page booklet outlines both legal and non-legal options available to farm workers to ensure that they are protected from pesticide exposure through their work.
Also available in: Punjabi, Spanish
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Oil and gas companies have the resources to look after their interests when dealing with landowners, but landowners have limited knowledge of applicable laws and implications of such development on their land. This ...
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A guide to best practices for the use of conservation covenants, particularly for the protection of ecologically significant private land. It has info about laws, regulations and policies, and about issues that should ...
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WCEL framed comments on the Draft Code of Practice for Discharge of Produced Water from Coalbed Gas Operations as a checklist for the public to evaluate the Code. Questions relate to: A Rigorous Regulatory Regime; ...
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This 6-page document analyzes the limitations of the proposed review process for the Pipeline project, and proposes solutions.
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