This paper is intended to stimulate discussion of clean air issues by interested members of the public in BC. The current review of the Waste Management Act (WMA) presents a timely opportunity for the residents of British Columbia to have their say about the management of air quality in their communities. As the current act has been largely unchanged for 20 years, a review of this magnitude may not occur again for some time. Many things have changed in 20 years: the mix of sources, approaches to managing emissions, awareness of cumulative impacts of multiple sources, for example – as well as the range of management tools available. Urbanisation has brought increased emissions from sources such as transportation and space heating, such that these sources may now dominate local or regional emissions. The fundamental air quality issue is how to meet the expectation of clean air in each of the diverse regions of the province, in the context of ensuring sustainability. Currently over 80 percent of BC’s airsheds ex
Ives, Jamie, Caton, R.B.; Crawley, D.M.. 2003. Clean Air Issues In British Columbia. BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection
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