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Welcome to ECELAW

East Coast Environmental Law Association, established in 2007 as a non-profit organization, responds to community inquiries, carries out legal and policy research and presents educational resources and opportunities to increase public awareness of environmental laws in Atlantic Canada. Our objective is to build capacity in the public and among legal practitioners so that we can work together to ensure that environmental laws are effectively used and strengthened.

Through its workshops, inquiry line and projects, ECELAW's work touches on a variety of wide-ranging issues of lasting public importance including water, fisheries, mining, energy, protected places, species at risk, and environmental assessment.

If you have a question about environmental law, send a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You may also telephone us at (902) 489 7997.


  • 2015 Workshops +

    ECELAW's 2015 workshop, titled "Environmental Law in Newfoundland and Labrador", was held in St. John's, NFLD, on April 25, 2015. Read More
  • Nova Scotia Bill 95 Harms Transparency and Environmental Oversight +

    On May 19, 2015, ECELAW and the Nova Scotia Right to Know Coalition (NSRTK) released a joint statement addressing Nova Read More
  • Executive Director - Aaron Ward +

    Aaron Ward, BSc, J.D. (right), became the Executive Director of ECELAW in April, 2015. During his legal education at The Read More
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ECELAW Twitter

ecelaw RT @CBCNS: Pulp mill can resume production after precipitator passes inspection
ecelaw Dutch Court orders Netherlands to cut GHGs 25% by 2020:
ecelaw RT @EPoDHarvard: Was the pope's encyclical on #climatechange tl;dr? Check out @YaleEnviro's infographic on it here. #dataviz
ecelaw Fantastic work on the #CarbonPricing panel last evening @haley_brendan @TheRealCatAbreu and others. Great insight packed into not much time.
ecelaw Panelists: #CarbonPrice is necessary but only one tool. Need to look at technology and legacy of subsidies given to high-carbon economy.