September 25, 2018
East Coast Environmental Law is coming to Prince Edward Island!
This Water Law workshop will engage in discussion around water issues on Prince Edward Island and the regulations that outline the Water Act. The purpose of this workshop is to inform islanders of the Water Act regulations before the public consultation period for the regulations take place. We will share information about the Water Act and some experiences of previous public consultation processes.
This is a free information and discussion session.
WHEN: October 2nd, 2018
WHERE: The PEI Farm Centre, Room 106 and 107
TIME: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
September 14, 2018
Yesterday afternoon, the Nova Scotia NDP introduced a Bill to the House of Assembly calling for new greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets for the province and public consultations on Nova Scotia’s Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act. Bill 30 sets a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 50% below 1990 levels by 2030—a target that ECELAW and dozens of others are supporting as signatories of the groundbreaking 2030 Declaration.
The 2030 Declaration is a product of the Imagining 2030 network—a community of diverse partners from throughout Nova Scotia that have come together to work collaboratively to foster climate justice in Nova Scotia and beyond. Launched on August 30th, 2018, the Declaration encapsulates the network’s shared vision for a just transition away from fossil fuel economies over the next decade, and it imagines a future in which Nova Scotia’s laws set a solid foundation for sustainable and equitable prosperity throughout the region.
The NDP also introduced two other Bills yesterday that would, if passed, create an Environmental Bill of Rights for Nova Scotia and implement measures to redress environmental racism in the province.
Provincial legislatures have enormous power to safeguard the environment, bolster human rights, redress environmental inequities, and show genuine climate leadership by creating strong and progressive laws. With a mission to encourage the development of innovative and effective environmental laws, ECELAW is pleased to see these issues squarely on the table at Province House.