Well, at least tentatively a win. It remains to be seen exactly what government produce, but we thought we would update you on this as getting a regulation changed once in place is kind of a big deal.
Our last email, March 11, was to alert you to the exemption from consideration of environmental flows that had slipped into the Water Sustainability Regulation as the WSA and regulations were put into effect February 29. That exemption was a grave concern, undercutting one of the core improvements in the Water Sustainability Act over the old 1909 Water Act.
Today there is good news, as Dan Fumano at The Province reports on concerns around that exemption, and also that the BC government "acknowledges that there is currently a lack of clarity" and "are reviewing the Act and regulations to ensure that decision makers have the discretion to consider environmental flow needs when making water authorization decisions."
More details, and a few words on next steps, are also on our blog post, "Bridges and Troubled Waters"
As always, thank you for your interest and support!
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