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Our Parks and Protected AreasParks and Protected Areas Plan
Our Parks and Protected Areas: A Plan for Nova Scotia will ensure that important natural areas across the province continue to thrive. Learn More
Contaminated SitesContaminated Sites Regulations
Nova Scotia's new regulations around contaminated sites now in effect. Learn more
Sustainable TransportationSustainable Transportation Strategy
The Province's Choose How You Move Sustainable Transportation Strategy is about providing all Nova Scotians with accessible, affordable, safe and convenient options. Learn more by visiting the Sustainable Transportation website.
Update - Auditor General Recommendations
Spring 2013 Provincial Update on AG Recommendations – Nova Scotia Environment. View the report (PDF: 97k)
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Electricity Sector
Canada and Nova Scotia have released a draft equivalency agreement for coal-fired electricity that will ensure the province’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) regulations apply in Nova Scotia instead of Canada’s new coal-fired electricity regulations. Learn More
Online PaymentsOnline Payments
Need to renew or apply for a licence/certification or make an Environmental Registry request? We can now accept credit card payments online. Visit licence/certification payments | Visit Environmental Registry online
Nova Scotia Environment Public ConsultationHydraulic Fracturing Review
The Nova Scotia Government will be undertaking a review of the environmental issues associated with hydraulic fracturing in shale gas operations. This review will include opportunity for public input. Learn More
Water for Life Progress ReportWater for Life Progress Report - 2012
The Nova Scotia government is making progress in its efforts to ensure water is valued and protected. The Water for Life Progress Report highlights achievements of the first year of Nova Scotia's water resource management strategy. Learn More
Nova Scotia's Water PortalNova Scotia's Water Portal - Water for Life
Nova Scotia's new Water Portal acts at the nexus of community, industry, academia and government to manage our most valued resource - water. Visit the Water Portal
News from Nova Scotia EnvironmentLatest News
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Nova Scotia Environment remains committed to consulting the public on all environmental assessments, proposed legislation, regulations and significant policy statements.

There are currently no active public consultations where comments are being accepted.

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