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Environmental Law Inquiries

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Do you have an environmental law concern?

Contaminated wells, polluted waterways, clearcut forests, mining developments and aquaculture operations; ECELAW engages with a plethora of environmental issues and cares about the environmental law issues that Atlantic Canadians face.

Our unique Legal Inquiry Service is an opportunity for anyone looking for access to legal information or help making an informed decision when dealing in the realms of environmental law. We will respond to your 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 the legal information ECELAW provides through the Legal Inquiry Service is to direct you to relevant laws and legal processes, thereby objectively revealing to you what your options are. The legal information we supply may include legal research provided by an Articled Clerk or a law student. The support that we offer you could go further to include legal advice and/or legal representation. When ECELAW offers legal advice, we weigh your options and draws subjective conclusions about which manner in proceeding would be in your best interest. Finally, ECELAW occasionally decided to offer support in the form of legal representation, which 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 do engage in direct legal action are 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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