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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.


  • Province not meeting legal obligations to mainland moose and other species at risk in NS +

    Check out ECELAW's new report on the province's legal obligations with respect to mainland moose and other species at risk Read More
  • ECELAW Introduces David Suzuki +

    ECELAW's executive director Jamie Simpson was honoured to speak at the David Suzuki Foundation's events in St. John's NL and Read More
  • Student Papers +

    ECELAW pleased to work with three outstanding students who participating in the 2014 Environmental Law Placement course -- check out their Read More
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ECLAW Projects

  • Working with Environmental Law Students +

    Each year ECELAW is fortunate to work with some of Dalhousie’s best and brightest law students.  Through the pro bono Read More
  • Environmental Law Inquiries +

    Have an environmental law concern?  From contaminated wells, to polluted waterways, to clearcut forests, to inappropriate mining, ECELAW responds to Read More
  • Species at Risk +

    Nova Scotia has an arguably strong Species at Risk Act.  But is the government meeting its obligations under the Act?  Read More
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