Environmental law is a complicated and comprehensive area of the law. To give you a bit more understanding and perspective, here are two definitions of “environmental law”:
These are only two examples of how environmental law has been defined and, in fact, there is no single agreed upon definition of “environmental law.” The term is often viewed as a catch-all to describe a wide range of laws and actions – ranging from regulating polluters, to protecting species and habitats, or applying for a building permit. People who practice “environmental law” work in many different areas and inevitably would define it differently.
 Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, RSA 2000, c E-12, s 1(t).
 Black’s Law Dictionary, 7d ed, sub verbo “environmental law”.
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