• We all deserve a right to a healthy environment.
  • ECELAW is interested in preserving marine habitat through sustainable aquaculture.
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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.


  • ECELAW's 2013 Annual Report +

    Check out ecelaw's 2013 Annual Report, now posted in our Annual Reports section. Read More
  • ECELAW Participates in the Public Consultation on Aquaculture Regulation in Nova Scotia +

    On May 1st, 2013 Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister, Sterling Belliveau, announced a plan to develop a new regulatory Read More
  • East Coast Environmental Law Launches Occasional Papers Series +

    ECELAW’s new series addresses a key gap – the lack of published literature focused on environmental law issues specific to Atlantic Read More
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  • New Developments Environmental Law July 2011 +

    Legislation Nova Scotia Bill No. 45, Wilderness Areas Protection Act (amended), An Act to Amend Chapter 27 of the Acts Read More
  • New Developments in Environmental Law +

    ECELAW will be bringing you monthly updates on developments in environmental law. Further detail on any new cases or legislation Read More
  • Marking Twenty Years of Legal Victories +

    Ecojustice will continue to defend the environment, one case at a time By TAMARA LORINCZ and DEVON PAGE The Chronicle Read More
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