IRES Working Paper: “Mount Polley: A Call for Improved Coordination and Transparency in Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement for Mines in BC”

Please have a look at one of the latest working papers to come out of the department, “Mount Polley: A Call for Improved Coordination and Transparency in Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement for Mines in BC,” by our own Allison Franko, Maery Kaplan-Hallam, Jill Guerra, and Poushali Maji.

WPS8 coverpageThis white paper gives an overview of BC’s Environmental Assessment Office, its role in the province’s mining regulatory structure, and the sentencing options available for environmental offences in BC. The report also provides a number of recommendations for sentencing in the 2014 Mount Polley case, one of the worst mining accidents in BC’s history.

The full article is available here, through cIRcle.

To see what other working papers have come out of IRES, have a look here.