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Support Environmental Rights in Nova Scotia

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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 can 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.

ECELAW News

  • ECELAW Executive Director Lisa Mitchell Profiled in Canadian Lawyer +

      ECELAW is thrilled to see Executive Director Lisa Mitchell profiled in a Canadian Lawyer article on environmental non-profits in Canada.  "Lisa Read More
  • Sipekne’katik First Nation and Alton Gas: Reflecting on Intersections between Race, Environmental Rights, and Industry +

    November 24, 2017 In recent years, racism has been pushed to the forefront of environmental conversations in Nova Scotia. Organizations Read More
  • Over the Line: A Conversation about Race, Place & The Environment +

    K’JIPUKTUK/HALIFAX – What would a different conversation about the relationship between race, place, space, and the environment in Indigenous and African Read More
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ecelaw Important new legislation moving ahead on PEI. https://t.co/uokKTNrYGy
ecelaw A Water Act for PEI is happening now @peileg @PECitizens https://t.co/F6dPPM25z8
ecelaw You may want to watch Herbicide Trials. https://t.co/mhZJP0Lggn via @worldfilms
ecelaw We're proud to see @ecelaw's own @lisa_ecelaw profiled here! https://t.co/hZ2N4I37KS
ecelaw We have a new "Our Blog" section on our website! Check out our latest post: https://t.co/Qh0ROpgLQF