Category Archives: Environment

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N.B. hopes new charging stations will encourage electric vehicle purchases – CTV News – 6 July 2017

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Article by CTV Atlantic Officials in New Brunswick are hoping the installation of new, fast charging stations may help fast-track the province’s goal of having 20,000 electric vehicles registered by 2030. The new chargers are able to recharge an electric vehicle up to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes. Tom McLean has been driving an electric car for three […]

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N.B. trade minister got things wrong on softwood lumber, says woodlot group – CBC News – 6 July 2017

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Article by CBC News Photo by CBC News The New Brunswick Woodlot Federation says a provincial cabinet minister should get his facts straight when he argues against higher U.S. duties on softwood lumber from the province. Roger Melanson, the minister responsible for trade policy, was wrong to say recently that nothing has changed in the way the province has managed […]

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Belledune plant casts shadow on climate-change plan – Telegraph-Journal – 20 June 2017

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Article by John Chilibeck Photo from Times & Transcript archive “The emphasis on the part of government has to be on helping us save energy and helping us switch to renewable energy,” (David Coon) said in a media scrum. “We are not going to get anywhere near close the 2030 target unless we up our game in helping people save […]

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Green Party Leader proposes path to meet New Brunswick climate change targets

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Fredericton – Today, on Clean Air Day, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green party of New Brunswick is proposing a path to achieve New Brunswick’s carbon pollution reduction targets. “By 2030, over the next 12 years, we have committed to cut our collective carbon pollution by 4 million tonnes,” said Coon. “Most of our carbon […]

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Earth Day: Call to action to protect forest habitat

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Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick issued the following statement in recognition of Earth Day, April 22nd: “Fiddleheads will be emerging along our riverbanks shortly – the indisputable harbinger of spring in New Brunswick and an enduring symbol of rebirth and renewal. Another sure sign of spring, is the […]

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Are Woodlot Owners the Last Frontier Against the Corporatization of NB Forests?

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We know rural NB is struggling and at the same time our own government is undermining the ability of private woodlot owners to earn an income and operate their businesses. They refuse to enforce the laws that were designed to ensure woodlot owners were treated fairly in a market dominated by giant forestry companies. Check out the following video for […]

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