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.
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ECELAW Releases Report on Aquaculture Regulation in Nova Scotia
On May 1, 2013, ECELAW released its report entitled, Aquaculture Regulation in Nova Scotia: Overview of the Regulatory Framework and Considerations for Regulatory Reform. The report, prepared by Lisa J. Mitchell, highlights the strong need for appropriate regulation of the aquaculture industry to ensure that it operates sustainably, especially where the government supports industry growth. This Report provides an outline of the industry in Nova Scotia and an overview of the current federal and provincial regulatory framework. The Report identifies seven specific areas of consideration in the context of strengthening provincial regulation to make the industry more environmentally sustainable. This Report does not provide an in-depth analysis of aquaculture regulation in Nova Scotia; rather it provides an overview to serve as a foundation for that analysis, discussion and future regulatory reform.
ECELAW wishes to thank the Sage Environmental Program for funding this important Report.
How is the Federal Government Proposing to Change Environmental Assessment in Canada: an Analysis of the Key Differences Between CEAA 2003 and CEAA 2012
The 2012 federal budget bill, released in April, includes a proposed new Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA 2012). Meinhard Doelle, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, has prepared a preliminary list of the key differences between CEAA 2003 and CEAA 2012 to help inform those interested in CEAA about some of the key changes contemplated, and to encourage a discussion of their implications for environmental assessment in Canada.
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