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Green MLAs eager to hear the recommendations from climate change expertsPosted on News by Julie Guillemet · January 13, 2022 9:00 AM
The world’s use of gasoline, natural gas, oil, and coal has thrown our climate into crisis. The resulting damage to homes, property, and health has been evident in New Brunswick for over a decade now. Beginning Thursday, an all-party committee of New Brunswick MLAs will hold five days of public hearings on the renewal of New Brunswick’s 2016 plan to transition to a low carbon economy.
New Brunswick’s Green MLAs are eager to hear the recommendations from experts on what specific actions should be taken over the next five years to free our society from fossil fuels, and to protect our communities and infrastructure from the ravages of a destabilizing climate.
“The science is telling us that during this decade we must make the most profound transformation in our housing, transportation, and energy supplies that the world has ever known,” said Green Party leader David Coon, an original member of the Legislature’s 2016 Climate Change Committee. “The hearings will be video streamed, so I hope New Brunswickers will tune in because what we decide to do over the next five years will determine the state of the province we hand over to our children.”