Report argues B.C.’s WSA makes gains but falls short on water protection
February 11, 2016 By Ground Water Canada
Ottawa – The Council of Canadians has issued a report that explores how British Columbia’s new Water Sustainability Act, set to come into force early this year, “delivers some gains and positive steps forward but falls short of what is needed to truly protect water in B.C.”
In British Columbia, new legislation is urgently needed to address dwindling water sources and current threats to water, the Council argues in the paper. It says fracking, mining and bottled water industries are draining water at unsustainable rates and are competing with communities for access to local resources.
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