Category Archives: Environment

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Green Party Leader Statement on World Environment Day

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Fredericton – The Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, issued the following statement in recognition of World Environment Day: “In New Brunswick, plastics are littering our beaches, our streets, and our public places. They are polluting our rivers and our coastal waters, harming aquatic and marine life. It’s time we start […]

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The Energy Transition Provides an Alternative to Current Economic Policy

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By David Coon Young people get it. In the face of a rapidly deteriorating climate, and ocean waters that are acidifying, we have to get off oil, gas, and coal. That means we need to actively pursue an energy transition, from a society dependent on fossil fuels, to one that depends on green renewable energy sources. This is an integral […]

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Climate Change Fund Mostly Funding Existing Government Expenditures

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Fredericton – According to Green Party Leader David Coon, most of the government’s Climate Change Fund is a re-allocation of expenditures the government was already making. “This government’s Climate Change Fund is empty,” said Coon. “I discovered, from questioning cabinet ministers at Estimates Committee, this is merely an accounting exercise, re-branding existing spending.” Seventy percent of the money branded as […]

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It’s Time for Better Recycling Services

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In response to the frequent concern about recycling expressed by constituents and participants in his Community Gatherings, David has been pushing the government to develop a provincial waste reduction strategy. David isn’t the only one pushing for better recycling. Students in STU’s Capstone seminar on Human Rights took on recycling as a human rights issue and lobbied the city to […]

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