New Brunswick Commission on Hydraulic Fracturing

Volume I: The Findings Volume II: Potential Economic, Health and Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Development Volume III: Compendium of Mitigation Options for Potential Human and Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Development … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Not again: fracking back on the table in NB, Higgs playing with stickers, CAPP’s kooky ideas, and, thankfully, some stories guaranteed to lift your spirit

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you a mixed bag: see our reaction to news last week that Premier Higgs’ government quietly moved to allow shale gas fracking in the Sussex area, and we question the Premier’s scheme to spend citizens’ money on … [Read more...]

All federal parties must reject CAPP’s election demands on energy development and climate change

June 5, 2019, Ottawa—Major Canadian environmental groups are asking all federal parties to reject a set of demands proposed yesterday by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Canada’s largest oil and gas lobby group. CAPP is asking … [Read more...]

‘None of these conditions have been met’: Conservation Council responds to Higgs’ government silent lifting of fracking moratorium in Sussex region

In wake of closed-door cabinet decision to lift fracking moratorium regionally, Conservation Council hearkens back to independent commission’s report showing moratorium is smartest policy, reminds government conditions for lifting moratorium have not … [Read more...]

Say no to shale gas in N.B. — send your letter today!

We need to speak up for the health and safety of New Brunswickers. Premier Blaine Higgs says his minority Progressive Conservative government will end the province-wide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and allow the controversial and risky process … [Read more...]

Youth speakers increasing at Fredericton climate strike

Youth and older supporters sing a David Myles’ song on the steps of the New Brunswick Legislature at the climate strike on May 10. Photo by Susan O’Donnell. Outside the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton on May 10, more than 250 people, … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Striking for climate solutions, budget highlights, celebrating a new MPA, and remembering Peter DeMarsh

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you photos and a recap of the inspiring day of climate action in N.B. and across the planet last Friday; we bring you climate action highlights from the federal budget and (the lack thereof in) the provincial … [Read more...]

More than 1-million strong protest for climate action, in N.B. and beyond

130 countries, 2238 cities, 1,287,468 strikers. On Friday, March 15th, protesters young and old rallied across the globe, demanding government action on climate change. The #FridaysForFuture movement was started by 16 year old Swedish activist … [Read more...]

Courts ‘recognizing the obvious’ on climate change

Rob Dekany, known locally as Uber Rob, ferries stranded passengers at Darlings Island, N.B. on Thursday, May 3, 2018 as the Kennebecasis River flooded the only road into the community. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan The New Brunswick Anti-Shale … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Fracking follies, Eco-Heroes on set, and beating plastic pollution on Land and Sea

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you an informative commentary from our friend Jim Emberger about the oil and gas industry's penchant for over-promising, under-delivering, and racking up loads of debt (and environmental messes) in the process; we … [Read more...]

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