The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is one of the groups celebrating the demise of the Energy East pipeline project.
Its executive director Lois Corbett says now that the project has been killed off, the heavy lifting to develop a clean, renewable energy system can begin.
“When all of our time and energy is spent on discussing the pros and cons of oil it sucks a lot of the air out of the room. So now that that’s off the table, perhaps we can all come together and figure out the new plan, the path forward,” says Corbett.
“I think that we can invest our time, our ingenuity and our confidence in designing that system that will reap real benefits as opposed to constantly being divided on projects that just at the end of the day were old-fashioned and yesterday’s technology.”
Corbett says their reaction to plug being pulled on Energy East was a sigh of relief along with a bit of hope.