Legal Case Study: Taku River Tlingit First Nation V. British Columbia (Minister Of Environment), 2014 BCSC 1278, Supreme Court Of British Columbia (Macintosh J.)

BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS LLP JULY 18, 2014 - The Supreme Court of British Columbia allowed a petition brought by an Aboriginal group in relation to whether a mining project had "substantially started" within the meaning of s. 18(5) of the provincial Environmental Assessment Act. The Court ordered the Minister to make a fresh determination of this issue after proper consultation with the petitioners. Read More...

New Career Opportunities Posted - Hatfield Consultants Hiring a Water Resources Group Manager and Fisheries and Aquatics Manager

Hatfield Consultants are currently hiring for two positions in their North Vancouver office.  Read More...

BCEIA Members Winners at EMA of BC Awards Gala Congratulations to CARO Analytics and WorleyParsons!

BCEIA Members CARO Analytics and WorleyParsons were winners at EMA of BC's annuals Award Gala held at the Vancouver Yacht Club held on June 25th, 2014. Read More...

Second Intentions Paper for Land Based Spill Preparedness and Response in BC Consultation Period extended until Friday, July 25, 2014

The BC Ministry of Environment is committed to creating a world leading land based spill preparedness and response regime. As part of this process, the Ministry is presenting the second intentions paper for stakeholder review. The purpose of this intentions paper is to describe the Ministry's proposed policy direction and seek input on enhancing spill preparedness and response in BC. Read More...

URS Selected as Main Information Contractor for the LNG Canada Project BCEIA Member awarded contract for the project’s front-end engineering design phase

June 17, 2014 - URS Corporation has been awarded a contract by LNG Canada to serve as the main information contractor for its proposed project to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia. Read More...

2nd Annual BCEIA “Members at Work” Photo Contest Contest closes September 1st, 2014

The second annual BCEIA "Members at Work" Photo Contest is a great way to promote your environmental work in the field, office or facility! Read More...

Inaugural BEST Conference a Success! Save the date for BEST2015!

BEST2014 took place May 29-30, 2014 in Beautiful Whistler, BC at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Over 180 delegates attended two days of programming with sessions and panel discussions on Spill Response; Trends in Remediation; Urban and Brownfield Renewal; First Nations Relationships; Oil and Gas Industry; Risk and Environmental Assessment, and; Emerging Remediation Technologies. Read More...

BCEIA Elects 2014 Board of Directors Annual General Meeting held May 28, 2014

Following the Annual General Meeting held in Whistler, BC on May 28, 2014 the BCEIA is happy to announce the election of the following Members to its Board: Read More...

BEST2014: Pre-Conference Mountain Bike Adventure Join us Wednesday, May 28th at the Whistler Bike Park for a pre-conference rip on a full suspension mountain bike!

Environment Industry riders with Whistler Bike Park experience will join each group as they tear (or coast) down trails suitable to their skill level. First timers are encouraged and welcome! Read More...

BEST2014 - Friday Keynote Speaker Announced Sustainability Strategist and Provocateur, Lelya Acaroglu, to speak at luncheon on May 30

The BCEIA is pleased to announce BEST2014 Keynote Speaker on Friday, May 30 will be Sustainability Strategist and Provocateur, Lelya Acaroglu on the topic "Solving environmental problems through systems thinking." Read More...

BCEIA Headlines

Industrial growth should not harm Kitimat if emissions managed, Polak says

GLOBE & MAIL, JULY 18, 2014 - New industrial growth in the Kitimat area would not damage people's health or the environment as long as emissions are properly managed, B.C. Full Article

Minister Fast Announces Support for Clean Technology in British Columbia

DIGITAL JOURNAL, JULY 14, 2014 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament for Abbotsford, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced an investment of over $4.1 million under the Harper Government's ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII) for an innovative clean energy project in British Columbia. Full Article

Northern Gateway: More legal challenges filed over federal approval

Pair of B.C. First Nations filed appeals over approval of
controversial Northern Gateway project

CANADIAN MANUFACTURING, JULY 14, 2014 - Two more legal challenges have been filed against the federal government's approval of the Northern Gateway oil pipeline, with more expected. As the 30-day deadline nears, the Heiltsuk and Kitasoo-Xaixais nations added their names to a growing list of groups that want the Federal Court of Appeal to review the cabinet decision. Full Article

Court’s land claims ruling harms Canada’s business environment

GLOBE & MAIL, JULY 13, 2014 - On June 26, the Supreme Court of Canada awarded title to a piece of the B.C. Interior roughly the size of Prince Edward Island to the 3,000-member T'silhqot'in First Nation. Initial government and business reaction characterized the decision as merely a clarification of previous lower-court judgments. Full Article

Forestry groups warns of climate change impact on B.C.'s ecosystems

GLOBE & MAIL, JULY 8, 2014  - Associations representing more than 9,000 forest professionals, biologists and planners have issued a joint statement recognizing that "climate change is occurring and it has fundamental impacts on British Columbia's communities and ecosystems." Full Article

B.C.’s track record is greener than most in North America

British Columbia has been named Canada's greenest jurisdiction
VANCOUVER SUN, JULY 3, 2014 -: You'd never guess from the business-versus-environment debates that rage in this province, but British Columbia has been named Canada's greenest jurisdiction, and North America's fourth-best. Full Story

British Columbia Lauds Carbon Tax Success

TAX-NEWS, JULY 2, 2014  - British Columbia has reached its first greenhouse gas emissions reduction target, of six percent below 2007 levels by 2012, after the Canadian province unilaterally introduced a revenue-neutral carbon tax in July 2008, and hiked rates until July 1, 2012. Full Story

New fracking studies reveal unexpected methane levels

GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JUNE 25, 2014  - Two reports about methane emissions from hydraulic fracturing sites in Pennsylvania are raising questions about the environmental impacts of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in British Columbia. Full Story

Metro Vancouver’s green waste diversion: A progress report

Total waste produced by single-family homes down by 66,000 tonnes
VANCOUVER SUN, JUNE 19, 2014 - Green carts for residential pickup were introduced in 2008 by Port Coquitlam. Collection of food and yard waste - called compostable organic waste - is now available to 95 per cent of Metro Vancouver's 302,000 single-family homes. Full Story

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