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Acting on climate change is how we make life affordable

Join our letter-writing campaign calling on the federal government to implement a strong and effective Clean Electricity Regulation that protects our planet, our communities, and our wallets.

The federal government will soon issue a new set of rules to control planet-warming greenhouse gases from the electricity sector. Canada’s electricity system is already less polluting than it used to be because of regulations to phase out the use of coal and our dependence on hydro power. Now it’s time to finish the job.

The proposed Clean Electricity Regulation (CER), coming this spring, needs to take Canada over the finish line by embracing non-emitting energy sources like wind, solar, and hydro power and ditching fossil fuels no later than 2035.

If done right, these regulations will give Canadians a healthier, more affordable and reliable electricity system for years to come. That’s where you come in.

We need you to amplify our call for strong regulation—that means no extensions or loopholes for fossil fuel companies, no more burning stuff to make electricity, and financial support for people to ensure a smooth, fair and stable transition for all.

Take action now! Your letter will be sent to:

  • Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
  • Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
  • Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources
  • Blaine Higgs, Premier of New Brunswick
  • Gary Crossman, N.B. Minister of Environment and Climate Change 
  • Your Member of Parliament based on your postal code

Solidarity Statement Calling for New Brunswick Government to Respect the Right to Free, Prior, Informed Consent for Fracking in NB

You may have heard that Premier Higgs is pressuring Wolastoqey and Mi'kmaw leaders in NB to allow fracking by threatening to withhold funding, and promising future, speculative funding derived from fracking in the province. Please see the reporting on these links.

Higgs is tying new gas supply to pipelines, gas power plants, and as possible gas supply for an LNG project in the region, the Goldboro LNG project in Nova Scotia. All of these plans are without merit.

NBASGA is part of the Stop Atlantic Gas Alliance, a coalition fighting LNG and fracked gas infrastructure in Atlantic Canada, and as always, we are standing in solidarity with indigenous communities who have long opposed fracking in NB, and against this violation of the principle of free, prior, informed consent, and against any moves to open up fracking in NB.

If your organization agrees with those views, please read our short Statement, here:

and sign your group's support on the Google form by clicking on Please Click Here to Add the Name of Your Group at the bottom of the page. (You may have to click again when the URL link appears).

This sign-on is intended for groups, but is not limited to just environmental or climate groups.  Any organization - community, religious, medical/health, union, farming, forestry, political, etc. - large or small - that has an interest in climate change, public health, alternative energy, indigenous rights, or anything affected in any way by fracking, is urged to sign. If you are not empowered to do so, please bring this to your group's attention so they may sign. 

It is important to show that fracking is not just an indigenous issue, and that there is no social license for fracking in New Brunswick. 

Thanks for acting promptly by signing, and please pass this along to your email contacts, and via Facebook and Twitter posts.  If you have any problems with the sign-on process, please email Jim Emberger at shaleinfo.nb@gmail.com

Line 5 has already spilled over a million gallons of oil since it started operating in 1953. Our Great Lakes are in danger every second it continues to operate. This is why Governor Whitmer ordered the shutdown of Line 5 in 2021.

Instead of complying with Governor Whitmer’s shut down order, the Canadian company, Enbirdge, that runs Line 5 wants to keep their oil flowing by building a tunnel under the Great Lakes. They need a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to keep sending millions of gallons of oil through the heart of our Great Lakes.

Join The Sierra Club Foundation Canada on Sept. 1st for a virtual public hearing and tell the Army Corps of Engineers that the shut down order must be enforced; that there must be no oil tunnel.

The Sierra Club Michigan have been fighting Line 5 for years and won a shut down order as a result. Canadians are invited to help them enforce it and stop the tunnel. They need hundreds of people to join the virtual hearing on Sept. 1st and it is vital that Canadians stand up to this project too.

You can also send in a written response to the Army Corps of Engineers here.
Stop the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline and its funding by RBC A nationwide day of action will take place on April 1st – Fossil Fools Day -2023 Decolonial Solidarity Moncton The science is clear that we need to stop all fossil fuel expansion immediately and rapidly shift to a green economy. However, Canada’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions continue to increase, and our rate of increase is greater than that of any other G7 nation. Canada’s banks are a major source of funding for fossil fuel development. Among banks, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is the greatest source of fossil fuel funding in Canada and the fifth greatest source in the world. RBC claims to be focused on sustainability, neglecting to mention its leading role in funding fossil fuel development. It is under investigation for greenwashing. One pipeline being financed by RBC is the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline. This pipeline is being forced through unceded Wet’suwet’en territory even though the hereditary chiefs have not given their “free, prior and informed consent", and are instead strongly opposed to this development. A nationwide day of action will occur on April 1 – Fossil Fools Day. Please join us at the RBC Branch at 719 Mountain Road on April 1 at noon. Bring your banners, posters and noise-makers. Bring snacks, if you'd like. Bring poetry. Bring you. Come together for social connection, music listening, and hearing friends speak. Fliers attached: https://www.facebook.com/events/1241642200070910?ref=newsfeed

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick, New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance and Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick are asking all N.B citizens to help spread and amplify their message to the provincial government to be honest about the costs, timelines, and environmental/health risks associated with converting Repsol’s Saint John LNG plant and ending the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.

Read their full statement here.

Learn more about this issue here.

If you would like to add your name to their joint statement Click here

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