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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 @NSuther this was in Toronto -- regarding Bilcon of Delaware vs Canada and a set-aside motion of a NAFTA ruling in Federal Court
ecelaw RT @SierraClubACC: Fed Courtside picnic for @SierraClubCan @ecelaw & @ecojustice_ca . Sorry no NS lobster #stopthequarry #nafta https://t.c…
ecelaw We're in court with @SierraClubCan @ecojustice_ca fighting for #NovaScotia's coast and environmental assessment!
ecelaw RT @wbetalking: Bilcon Corp. is seeking $101 million damages for being turned away from small town NS via env. assessment proces... https:…
ecelaw RT @GreenMission: Thx @ckbwradio for interview on Digby Quarry, #NAFTA. Great questions on a complex legal case with big implications @ecoj