As of July 1, the inspection, compliance and enforcement functions from several provincial government departments will come together under Nova Scotia Environment. Learn more.
Public Consultation: Administrative Penalties
Nova Scotia Environment is proposing to introduce new regulations that will allow administrative penalties to strengthen environmental protection. Learn more.
Solid Waste Regulations
Nova Scotia Environment conducted public consultations on proposed changes to the provincial solid waste regulations. Learn more about What We Heard.
New Watercourse Alteration requirements are effective October 1, 2014. Learn more.
New Air Quality Requirements for Nova Scotia's Electricity Sector are effective January 1, 2015. Learn more.
Contaminated Sites Regulations
Nova Scotia's new regulations around contaminated sites now in effect. Learn more
Parks 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
Sustainable 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.
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
In August 2013, the province commissioned an independent review of the effects of hydraulic fracturing. The review is being led by David Wheeler, President of Cape Breton University. The review's website is linked here.