Environmental Law Alert Blog: Mining good and bad news from a Mines Act announcement

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Good news and bad news on the environmental enforcement front from a recent BC government announcement on improving tools for Mines Act enforcement. Bad news: Energy and Mines Minister, Bill Bennett, confirmed the government only lays charges when mining corporations refuse point-blank to follow a government order to comply with the ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: BC government outs environmental debtors

Thursday, December 12, 2013 The BC government yesterday released the names of 18 businesses and 155 individuals who have not paid court fines for environmental offences committed between 2004 and 2012.  Collectively, these individuals owe $1.54 million that the courts ordered paid to the Province or the Habitat Conservation Trust. We celebrate the news that ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Don’t do the environmental crime if you can’t pay the fine

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Imagine that a corporation is charged, convicted and fined for destroying your local stream. Now imagine that they don't pay the fine. Imagine that more money has to be spent to hassle them through collection agencies and legal demand letters to pay the fine, but that the fine remains unpaid. The ...