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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 RT @Witherscbc: NS Environment says 2020 order to shut down Boat Harbour treatment facility unaffected by today's Industrial Approval deal …
ecelaw RT @Witherscbc: Nova Scotia and Northern Pulp end year long battle over new environmental standards. NS eases water usage limits. Co drops …
ecelaw RT @biofuelwatch: .@ecelaw report warns #biomass support in Maritime Canada harms biodiversity + climate, out of sync with science: https:/…
ecelaw Due to weather, the panel discussion on environmental racism scheduled for tomorrow evening has been postponed.
ecelaw RT @jmacleanesq: #EnergyEast #climatechange Energy East fails any valid climate science test - my op-ed in The Star today: