The Coalition today launched our first campaign to raise awareness of the issues involved in nuclear energy that are unreported by the mainstream media, the Government of New Brunswick, and NB Power: More Nuclear, No Thanks! We have a better idea. Read the media release here.
The link to the campaign website with further information is here.
RAVEN’s environmental action reporter Cortney MacDonnell published a story today featuring a report by MGM Solar Solutions. The report states that NB Power claims to be supplying New Brunswick with over 40 percent renewable energy but a local solar firm says that is not the case. You can read the article here.
Nuclear expert Gordon Edwards teamed up with CRED-NB member Susan O’Donnell from the University of New Brunswick RAVEN project to write a commentary in The Hill Times, a news outlet read by MPs and decision-makers in Ottawa. You can read their commentary here.
Nuclear expert Gordon Edwards and CRED-NB member Susan O’Donnell published an article today in the NB Media Co-op outlining why radioactive waste is a big problem for the proposed new nuclear reactor projects in the province. You can read the article here.
CRED-NB sent a letter today to Jeff Carr, Minister of Environment and Local Government for the Government of New Brunswick. The letter thanks the Minister for recognizing that raising the carbon footprint in New Brunswick is not an option at Belledune with the proposed Maritime Iron reprocessing plant. You can read the letter here.
Coalition member Sam Arnold published a commentary today in the NB Media Co-op outlining seven reasons why the proposed small modular nuclear reactor projects proposed for New Brunswick is shaping up to be another nuclear boondoggle. You can read Sam’s commentary here.
Today CRED-NB also signed on to a joint letter to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission written by the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA). You can read the letter here.
CRED-NB sent a letter today to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to note our interest in the scope for the Environmental Assessment of the proposed micro nuclear reactor at Chalk River, Ontario. Our letter also supports the comprehensive submission from the Canadian Environmental Law Association. You can read our letter here.
Today our coalition sent a letter to Jonathan Wilkinson, federal Minster of Environment and Climate Change. We expressed our concern with the exemption granted to all new small modular nuclear reactor projects from any Environmental Impact Assessment.
You can also read here an article by David Thompson, one of the letter signatories, and Paula Tippett, about the problem with the EIA process.
An article published by the NB Media Co-op mentions our Coalition along with other groups in NB that signed the letter to Minister O’Regan last week. The article, by Brian Beaton, outlines some of the issues involved with the lack of regulatory guidelines for the proposed SMNR projects in the province. You can read the article here.