Air, land and water

All living things depend on air and water to survive. Caring for our environment includes keeping our air and water supply fresh, clean and healthy.

Spills and environmental emergencies

Any spill that threatens the environmental quality of water, land or air must be reported.

Possible threats include:

  • Gas leaks
  • Oil, diesel or chemical spills
  • Release of hazardous material to the environment

Site remediation

You can now apply online.  This is the fastest way to apply. Learn more about the Site Remediation Services web app.

Find information about remediating contaminated sites in B.C.

Select the corresponding box to choose a stage of the site remediation process.



Air quality has a direct impact on the health of humans and the environment. Learn how different emissions affect air quality, how B.C. measures and monitors air quality, and how we can make healthy air choices.


The quantity and quality of our water supply is essential to public health and sustainable communities.


Caring for the environment includes protecting habitats, ecosystems and vegetation while monitoring ongoing development projects.

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Permitting and compliance at sites of interest

Government permits ensure compliance with environmental regulations at thousands of sites across the province.

Learn more about the status of high-profile sites in B.C.