Blog: What it Means for Environmental Justice when a Nuclear Power Plant Wants a 25-Year Licence

In this blog, Susan O’Donnell highlights the reasons that CELA and The Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick (CRED-NB) are intervening in NB Power’s request for a 25-year licence extension at their Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station.

Media Release: Federal Budget Funding for New Nuclear Reactors a ‘Climate Throwaway’

The 2022 federal budget announcing investment in unproven nuclear reactor designs, dubbed Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), is being called a “climate throwaway” by civil society groups. Just days after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its starkest report yet urging aggressive climate action, the federal government is choosing to invest in yet-to-be proven technologies that miss the mark for halving emissions by 2030.

Blog: Social Justice Priorities Require Federal Funding and Attention

Canada’s federal budget for 2022 will be released this spring and has major implications for environmental social justice issues. This blog outlines environmental social justice issues that urgently need federal funding and attention.