The Conservation Council has applied to be an intervenor when the National Energy Board holds hearings into the proposed Energy East pipeline.
Stephanie Merrill is Director of Freshwater Protection at the Conservation Council and says one area of concern is the impact of more ships in the Bay of Fundy on the endangered right whale. Another area of concern is what effect the pipeline will have on Atlantic Salmon since it will be crossing waterways throughout the province.
Merrill says the Conservation Council, which opposes the pipeline, also wants to know how prepared communities along the route are to handle an emergency.
She also argues a new era is dawning with clean energy technology and New Brunswick could be ahead of the curve with the creation of more jobs than the pipeline can generate.
The National Energy Board has received 15 hundred applications to intervene, 140 of them from New Brunswick.