At Emera New Brunswick, we take our environmental responsibilities seriously. Following the guidelines of our Brunswick Pipeline Environmental Protection Plan, we ensured forest habitat, watercourses and wetlands were respected through the development and construction of the pipeline.
During operations of the Brunswick Pipeline, we remain conscious of our need for environmental stewardship.
Environmental Management System
We have developed various practices and programs that ensure our environmental commitment is integrated into daily operations. The Environmental Management System (EMS), in particular, is a set of processes and practices that help us reduce and mitigate the environmental impacts of pipeline operations. We regularly patrol the Brunswick Pipeline, including watercourse crossings, and monitor for any negative impacts to land, air, water and wildlife. Any applicable mitigation practices follow industry best practices and meet federal government regulations.
We also continue to work closely with the Canada Energy Regulator, , Fisheries and Oceans Canada, New Brunswick Department of Environment, City of Saint John, and others to ensure we meet our environmental commitments.
View a copy of our signed Environmental Policy.
Support for Environmental Organizations
Emera New Brunswick has donated $33,000 to Ducks Unlimited Programs in New Brunswick.
Emera New Brunswick has supported DUC’s Project Webfoot, an elementary school program that allows students to learn about and explore wetlands in an interactive way. With Project Webfoot, students first learn about wetlands in the classroom.
Emera New Brunswick established a natural fish by-pass in 2011, constructed around the Digdeguash Lake dam to allow fish to migrate into the lake from Linton Stream. The by-pass also opens up several hectares of upstream spawning and rearing habitat for many fish species.