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New Brunswick Green leader calls for action to address climate change

David Coon released a list of action items he says a Green government would take

September 10, 2018  The Canadian Press

PHOTO: Green Party Leader David Coon/davidcoonmla.ca

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Green Leader David Coon says the obsessive bickering between the province’s Liberals and Tories over the carbon tax is a distraction from the urgent actions needed to address climate change.

Coon says immediate action is needed to reduce carbon pollution.

Campaigning in Fredericton for the upcoming provincial election, Coon released a list of action items he says a Green government would take.

They include new limits on greenhouse gases for large polluters, a requirement for NB Power to provide 50 per cent of electricity from renewable sources such as wind and solar, and stronger protection for forests and wetlands.

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Coon says climate change requires strong leadership, not rhetoric.

The provincial election is Sept. 24.