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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.


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ecelaw RT @CDFoundation: #! ask for #EarthDay2016? Be true to COP21! And definitely #EnvironmentalRights in the Charter & Martime @ecelaw https://…
ecelaw What's your #1 ask for #EarthDay? We want Environmental Bills of Rights for each Maritime Province! #EnvironmentalRights @CDFoundation
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ecelaw @MarkButlerEAC @EcologyAction Huge achievement and a model for other old building stock in NS. Congrats!
ecelaw RT @MarkButlerEAC: Just got blower door tests for @EcologyAction reno: incr. space by 50%; reduced energy use by 22%. Happy E Day https://t…