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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 Twitter

ecelaw .@DavidSuzukiFDN weighs in on the proposed Environmental Racism Bill in #NovaScotia:
ecelaw Joint statement with @RTKCNS: #NovaScotia Bill 95 harms transparency and environmental oversight:
ecelaw Check out this article by @hussmanr to get the latest on the struggle for the municipal declaration
ecelaw We are committed to seeing through a municipal declaration in favour of environmental rights in #Halifax.
ecelaw RT @RTKCNS: We've released a statement w @ECELAW on Nova Scotia's Bill 95, which limits transparency & enviro oversight: