EcoAlert Special Edition: N.B. Election 2018

The platforms are out. The signs are up. And the TV debates (luv ‘em or hate ‘em) are almost done. And one thing is for certain — our messages have resonated and our collective impact has been felt.

Various leaders and party platforms have promised to stop spraying the Crown forest and review the seriously outdated Crown forest management policies and law. Commitments to protect rivers, lakes and streams and forge forward on new watershed protection laws have been made.

The science tells us that, to have any chance of keeping global warming below 2°C, 80 per cent of the world’s fossil fuels must stay in the ground. that means of course, that the ban on fracking has to stay in place in N.B.

We work to support both government and NB communities to take meaningful climate action and that’s why we’ve called out for a fast ramp up of renewable energy, like solar and wind.

We all know we must do more to tackle the growing climate crisis. We need everyone, including the provincial government, businesses, communities and individuals to take action. That’s why we were relentless when talking in our gentle, non-partisan way with every leader about reducing carbon pollution.

Whether it’s the St. John River flood, pollution at Parlee Beach or increased nature protection in our Crown forest or the Bay of Fundy, our members, our staff people and colleagues in local and provincial environmental groups have really helped shine a light on key environmental issues. We dedicate this issue to you.

Jon MacNeill
Eco-Alert Managing Editor

Click here to download a PDF version of this issue, or head to our archives for past editions.


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EcoAlert is the Conservation Council of New Brunswick’s membership magazine. It brings you environmental news, exciting stories of positive change happening in our communities, and important action alerts from across our province. We share stories of the work we’re doing in our program areas – including Forest Conservation, Freshwater Protection, Climate & Energy, and Marine Conservation – as well as updates on our Community Projects such as Buy Local NB and Learning Outside. See below for more on how to use our EcoAlert online edition.

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