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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) 494-7121.


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ecelaw #Harrietsfield resident Marlene Brown lays charges in contaminated drinking water case #NSEnviroRights #nspoli
ecelaw Thanks to @TwitCoast for covering yesterday's event. Happy Earth Day! #EarthDay
ecelaw RT @DevetRobert: Proposed Environmental Bill of Rights to empower communities and tackle polluters #nspoli @inwhose
ecelaw RT @StephenJWT: Full house here at @TheWoodenMonkey for the launch of NS Environmental Bill of Rights #nsenvirorights #nspoli