New IPCC Report on Climate Change

Last week, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new comprehensive report, urging action on climate change. The report details both the dire consequences of inaction, but also charts a way forward towards keeping temperature increases below 2 degrees – such change, however, demands immediate and pervasive policy action. “There is alarming evidence Read more about New IPCC Report on Climate Change[…]

Muskrat Falls

FANE has devoted considerable time and attention to raising awareness of the serious, unresolved issues associated with the The Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Project. In addition to finding resolutions to outstanding issues such as soil and water contamination, the stability of the North Spur, and electricity rates, Muskrat Falls has become a litmus test for democratic values Read more about Muskrat Falls[…]

Soil Removal at Muskrat

For Immediate Release Tuesday, April 17, 2018 For a New Earth announces its endorsement of soil removal at Muskrat Falls ST. JOHN’S –Local ecological NPO For A New Earth (FANE) hereby announces its public endorsement of the recommendations recently issued by the Independent Expert Advisory Committee (IEAC) for the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project that call Read more about Soil Removal at Muskrat[…]

On The Failure of Environmental Assessment

– by Dr. Ian Goudie   David Vardy has raised some major concerns aimed at the failure of democracy to ensure that the Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Project (LCHP) minimized and mitigated negative environmental impacts. In this article, I elaborate on this theme to emphasize that science is also failing us. Reflecting back to public hearings Read more about On The Failure of Environmental Assessment[…]

David Vardy on the Democratic Deficit

David Vardy holds degrees in Economics from Memorial University, the University of Toronto and Princeton University. He was a member of the economics faculty at Queen’s University before returning to Newfoundland and Labrador to serve as a senior public servant for close to 30 years. He held numerous senior executive positions including President of the Read more about David Vardy on the Democratic Deficit[…]

Advance 2030 Announcement

The province recently announced ‘Advance 2030,’ a growth plan for the fossil fuel industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. Among the goals is to double off shore oil production by 2030. During the scrum that followed the announcement, premier Ball observed, “There is still a thirst for oil and gas throughout the world,” and that “the Read more about Advance 2030 Announcement[…]