Conservation Council’s recommendations for a strong water strategy

The Conservation Council has submitted comments on the Department of Environment and Local Government’s draft water strategy, A Water Strategy for New Brunswick 2018-2028. Following the release of the draft water strategy, we created a free … [Read more...]

“New Brunswick needs to dramatically up its game” — Corbett on draft report to protect water

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, issued the following statement about the Department of Environment and Local Government’s draft discussion document, A Water Strategy for New … [Read more...]

EcoNews – Seven dead right whales devastating blow: expert

In this edition of EcoNews, we look at the call for swift action in the Gulf of St. Lawrence region in the wake of an unprecedented die-off of north Atlantic right whales and the tragic loss of a veteran fisher and whale rescue team member; we … [Read more...]

Free screening of Water Warriors tonight

In 2013, a multicultural group of concerned citizens led by members of the Mi’kmaq Elsipogtog First Nation joined together to stop Texas-based SWN Resources from conducting shale gas seismic testing in Kent County, N.B. Now four years later, we have … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Your Canada Day, hit the beach edition

In this Canada Day edition of EcoNews, we get you ready to beat the heat and hit the beach with stories about: the first-ever Canada Beach Report and what it tells us about the health of our cherished waterways; our take on the Auditor General's … [Read more...]

New report challenges use of fracked gas as ‘clean’ transition fuel

A new study by the David Suzuki Foundation reveals methane emissions from B.C. oil and gas operations are at least 2.5 times higher than those reported by the B.C. government. The groundbreaking research shows that, rather than serving as a ‘clean’ … [Read more...]

Let’s close the door on shale gas development once and for all

We applaud the Gallant government’s decision to amend the Clean Environment Act to ban the disposal of fracking wastewater in municipal and provincial sewage treatment systems. The scientific studies behind the decision have long noted that municipal … [Read more...]

Lois Corbett on provincial gov’t decision banning gas industry wastewater from municipal treatment systems

CCNB’s Executive Director Lois Corbett was mentioned in several news stories on Monday as she welcomed the provincial government’s decision to introduce legislative amendments to ban municipalities from disposing of wastewater from hydraulic … [Read more...]

CCNB’s Lois Corbett on NB government’s decision to extend fracking moratorium indefinitely

Fredericton, N.B. – Conservation Council of New Brunswick’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, was quoted in a recent CTV Atlantic News story applauding NB government’s decision to extend the fracking moratorium indefinitely. “Today, New Brunswick … [Read more...]

Conservation Council of New Brunswick says extending fracking moratorium is good public policy

Fredericton, N.B. – The Conservation Council of New Brunswick (CCNB) welcomed the Gallant Government’s decision to extend the fracking moratorium in New Brunswick. Energy and Mines Minister Donald Arsenault responded to the Hydraulic Fracturing … [Read more...]