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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 @BulldogShadow Envr Racism in Nova Scotia. Lincolnville Black Loyalist community contaminated by whites' garbage. Can I send you an email?
ecelaw .@kylepowyswhyte is providing a very interesting perspective on the particular effects of climate change on Indigenous peoples #IndigenousEJ
ecelaw Artist and Grandmother Nancy Deleary: past traumas render it difficult for Native Peoples to articulate their lived experience #IndigenousEJ
ecelaw Clair: encouraging participants to "turn it around" and take a stand in their communities, not just talk about it. Inspiring. #IndigenousEJ