EnviroNotes!

Forest landscape by a lake being reflected off the water

December 2010

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Consultation Process for Proposed Emissions Trading and Offsets Regulations

The British Columbia Ministry of Environment is interested in establishing a regional emissions cap and trade system (“System”) that includes carbon offsets, pursuant to the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Cap and Trade) Act, S.B.C. 2008, c. 32 and supporting Regulations. On...

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Syncrude Sentencing Sends Serious Message to Canadian Companies

On Friday, October 22, Provincial Court Justice K. Tjosvold determined that the $3 million sentencing proposal presented by the Provincial and Federal Prosecutors and Syncrude was “fit and proper” punishment for offences stemming from the deaths of approximately 1600 migratory...

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Prosperity Mine Project Blocked by Federal Government

On November 2, 2010, the federal government announced a long-awaited decision not to approve Taseko’s controversial open-pit gold and copper mine in British Columbia, citing concerns that the project would have a significant adverse environmental effect. According to then federal...

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Species at Risk – Listing, Recovery and Action Planning

The Species at Risk Act (“SARA” or the “Act”) came fully into force on June 1, 2004.  The goal of the Act is to prevent wildlife species from becoming extinct and to help species at risk recover.  SARA is intended...

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