The largest carbon emitters in New Brunswick are being let off the hook by the recently-approved federal carbon pricing plan, according to the Conservation Council of New Brunswick.
In a news release, the organization stated the federal test will allow big industry to pollute mostly for free.
On Tuesday, Ottawa accepted the province’s updated carbon pricing plan, which includes the output-based pricing system.
Louise Comeau is the director of climate change solutions at the Conservation Council of New Brunswick.
“The principle behind carbon pricing is that we want to send a signal to invest and reduce pollution, but we don’t want to make households worse off, and we don’t want to make industry uncompetitive,” she told Global News on Wednesday.