EcoNews – Pulp mill pollution, pipelines, and water policy

In this edition of EcoNews, we look at Irving Pulp and Paper's intention to argue that pollution charges laid against it by the federal government last year are unconstitutional (sorry, come again?); we breathe a sigh of relief and look with hope … [Read more...]

We need a first-class water protection law: Corbett

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, spoke with CBC Information Morning Fredericton host Terry Seguin on Tuesday, Oct. 10 about the long saga of getting laws in place to protect water in New Brunswick. The Department of Environment and Local … [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...]

Relief and hope: Conservation Council reacts to end of Energy East

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick responded to news of TransCanada’s decision to cancel its proposed Energy East diluted bitumen pipeline with both a sigh of relief for New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy and coastal communities so dependent upon … [Read more...]

A big win for the Bay of Fundy

Great news for all who love our Bay of Fundy and New Brunswick’s beautiful freshwater rivers, lakes and streams. TransCanada has announced it is abandoning its Energy East oil sands pipeline — a project we here at the Conservation Council have been … [Read more...]

September EcoNews: All about spray, schools and salmon

In this edition of EcoNews, we show you which communities’ drinking water supply zones are being sprayed with glyphosate-based herbicides; bring you an update on Petitcodiac residents’ quest to end the controversial spraying in their region; give you … [Read more...]

NEB gets failing grade on Bay of Fundy impacts, says Corbett

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told media outlets this week she is pleased the National Energy Board (NEB), for the first time ever, will look at the big picture of how carbon pollution will impact our changing climate when reviewing the … [Read more...]

Corbett on 2017 Ice Storm Review

The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, spoke to several media outlets about the 2017 Ice Storm Review report, released Friday, Aug. 18. Corbett was quoted in articles by the Fredericton Daily Gleaner, the Canadian Press, … [Read more...]

Conservation Council statement on release of 2017 Ice Storm Review

Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation Council, today issued the following statement: “The Clerk of the Executive Council’s review of the January 2017 Ice Storm, released today, shines a spotlight on just what more works need to … [Read more...]

Ice storm review report to be released tomorrow

The January 2017 ice storm review report will be released tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 18). Judy Wagner, clerk of the Executive Council and author of the report, will release the review with Public Safety Minister Denis Landry, NB Power CEO Gaëtan … [Read more...]

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