Media Releases

Statement on final report and recommendations on water quality at Parlee Beach

Attention News Editors: The provincial government has released the summary report and individual technical reports of the steering committee set up to examine water quality issues at Parlee Beach. Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation … [Read more...]

On Earth Day, as concern over climate change grows, so too does our interest in retrofitting our homes and using more renewable energy

Saint John and St. Andrews — Have you wondered what you can do to lessen your home’s carbon footprint? Would you like to learn more about the options available to you and the practical steps you can take to make a real difference? Here is your chance … [Read more...]

Economic research shows Canada can afford to take greater climate action

Canada’s GDP is expected to grow at least 38 per cent by the 2030 Paris Agreement deadline, even with greater greenhouse gas reductions than the current federal plan OTTAWA, ONT. — Meeting Canada’s international climate commitments under the Paris … [Read more...]

Statement on Auditors General report on climate change action across Canada

Attention News Editors: Executive Director Lois Corbett made the following statement with respect to the collaborative report released today assessing Canada’s progress on climate change policy and action, prepared by the federal Auditor General … [Read more...]

Environmental groups call on Canadian government to ensure oil and gas companies reduce their carbon emissions, just like everyone else

Ottawa, March 9, 2018 – The federal government must immediately close loopholes and rein in carbon emissions from oil and gas companies, say a broad cross- section of Canada’s major environmental groups. “True leadership in 2018 means having the … [Read more...]

A breakthrough budget for whales, wildlife and water

FREDERICTON — Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to the federal government’s 2018-19 Budget, which included an unprecedented $1.3 billion commitment over five years for protecting land and endangered … [Read more...]

Smart step toward healthy, sustainable communities: Conservation Council statement on plan to phase out coal, create clean energy jobs

Lois Corbett, Executive Director, made the following statement in response to the Government of Canada’s announcement of the regulation to phase out coal power and the Just Transition task force to support coal workers and their communities: “The … [Read more...]

Good news for the Bay of Fundy: statement on new Fisheries Act

Attention New Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, and Matt Abbott, the Fundy Baykeeper. issued the following statement with respect to the introduction of the new national Fisheries Act. "The new law that protects Canada’s fisheries and … [Read more...]

Statement on provincial budget 2018-19

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement today with respect to the release of the province's 2018-19 budget. "The budget sticks to the government’s early December announcement that there are no … [Read more...]

Statement on draft federal carbon pricing legislation

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, released the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about the federal government’s draft carbon pricing legislation: The Ministers today put forward a system for pricing … [Read more...]