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Environmental Law Inquiries

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Do you have an environmental law concern?

From contaminated wells to polluted waterways, clearcut forests and mining developments, ECELAW cares about the environmental law issues that Atlantic Canadians face.

Our unique Legal Inquiry Service is a first step that offers legal information to help you make an informed decision about your next steps. We respond to inquiries about pollution, endangered species, water contamination, forestry practices, aquaculture, waste facilities, agriculture, mining and quarry developments, protected areas, environmental impact assessment and enforcement of environmental law.

The purpose of legal information is to direct you to relevant laws and legal processes: it can point you to useful forms and show you objectively what some of your options are. Legal information may include legal research by an Articled Clerk or law student. Legal advice and legal representation go further: legal advice weighs options and draws subjective conclusions about which are best, and legal representation involves the highest degree of in-depth guidance and support.

As a small charitable organization, ECELAW is not equipped to provide legal advice and legal representation to everyone who contacts us with an inquiry. Our organizational structure reflects our strong commitment to public education, and our knowledgeable staff and committed volunteers work hard to make legal information accessible and understandable to Atlantic Canadians. The times when we engage in direct legal action are more rare, and we wait for cases that align closely with our core mission and vision.

For these reasons, please keep in mind that by making an inquiry, you are not retaining ECELAW as legal counsel. If you require legal advice or legal representation and we cannot assist you, we will refer you to an outside lawyer with environmental law experience.

Please send us an email using the form below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can also email us at [email protected] to request an Inquiry Intake Form, or can give us a call at (902) 494-7121.

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