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...]

EcoNews — A banner budget for whales, wildlife and water

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you our reaction to the federal budget’s historic investment to protect nature; we tell you why the regulations to phase out coal in Canada will mean even greater opportunities for New Brunswick’’s renewable … [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...]

EcoNews — Smart stewardship, help for whales, and a big ‘thank you!’

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you a great story about conservation in action from the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy; we give you our reaction to and analysis of the long-awaited New Brunswick water protection strategy, and then our less … [Read more...]

Another missed opportunity: Corbett on on budget 2018-19

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told reporters the province’s 2018-19 budget was another missed opportunity to help New Brunswickers deal with the health and safety risks of climate change. Corbett told CBC New Brunswick on Jan. 31 that it … [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...]

65 forced from homes after Irving Oil butane leak in Saint John

A leak of a highly-flammable gas at Irving Oil’s operations forced roughly 65 people from their homes in an east Saint John neighbourhood on Monday, Jan. 8. The CBC reported on the butane leak at Irving Oil’s Saint John East Terminal after the … [Read more...]

SJ launches province’s first airport EV charging station

Saying it see the transition to electric vehicles as “inevitable,” the Saint John Airport has installed the province’s first air terminal EV charging station. The charging station was added during renovations and is already open for use, the New … [Read more...]

Corbett comments on hunt for new fuel source for coal-fired Belledune

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, weighed in on NB Power’s Dec. 13 announcement that the public utility is seeking a new fuel source for the Belledune coal-fired generating station, with the goal of eliminating coal by 2030. Corbett welcomed … [Read more...]