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 Did you know that the right to a healthy environment is not protected by law?

ECELAW is asking citizens from across Nova Scotia to demand the right to a healthy environment. Last month, the Nova Scotia Environmental Rights Working Group (NSERWG) launched a non-partisan Environmental Bill of Rights for Nova Scotia at the Wooden Monkey in Halifax. Now, we need citizen action.  

Read more on how you ca get involved in ensuring environmental rights for all Nova Scotians.

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 A full house @ukings Environmental issues are election issues @infomorning #nspoli https://t.co/svChr8HbvC
ecelaw A packed room and a great debate: thanks to @EcologyAction and @SierraClubCan for partnering with us to host this event!
ecelaw Strong support from audience members in the room for the government's duty to honour its obligations to Indigenous peoples. #nspoli #nselxn
ecelaw Great question from an audience member who asks if parties will support youth retention by creating jobs in sustainable industries. #nspoli
ecelaw Questions emerging from the audience speak to issues like coal, pesticides, diseases emerging from climate change, transit, and lots more.