Background Materials on N.B.’s carbon pricing system

Attention News Editors: Here is some background that may be helpful in reporting on Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle’s comments today about a carbon-pricing system for New Brunswick: To date, Canadian jurisdictions … [Read more...]

EcoNews – The curious claw of #PepsiLobster

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you the story of the '#PepsiLobster' caught off Grand Manan and what our Fundy Baykeeper says it means about the state of coastal waters in NB and abroad; we make it easy for you to spread the true spirit of the … [Read more...]

Pepsi can imprint on Bay of Fundy lobster tells story of pollution problem in NB coastal waters

The Fundy Baykeeper says an unusual catch in the waters off Grand Manan tells the story of a dishearteningly common and pervasive problem in our oceans: the abundance of human-made garbage. The CBC reports that Grand Manan lobster fisher … [Read more...]

Read the debate over the motion on glyphosate spraying in NB

On Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, elected officials in New Brunswick's Legislative Assembly debated a motion about the spraying of glyphosate-based herbicides in the province's Crown forest. The motion, brought forward by Gagetown-Petitcodiac MLA Ross … [Read more...]

Have your say on a water protection strategy for NB!

In 2016, the provincial government announced it would develop a water strategy that would update New Brunswick’s outdated way of protecting water. The draft, A Water Protection Strategy for New Brunswick 2018-2028, has now been released, and the … [Read more...]

EcoNews – Protecting water, petitions, wind power, & open-pit pollution

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you the latest number of New Brunswickers calling for an end to the spraying of glyphosate-based herbicides in our forest (teaser: it's a big number); our Tracy Glynn talks to reporters about the need for modern … [Read more...]

Class-action lawsuit underway against large open-pit mine in Quebec

 More than 200 residents who launched a class-action lawsuit against the operators of a large open-pit mine in Quebec are getting their day in the Quebec Superior Court. MiningWatch Canada reports that the class-action suit — representing roughly … [Read more...]

Pollution test Irving takes issue with has been used “to the benefit of all Canadians”

Our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, told CBC New Brunswick the pollution test that Irving Pulp and Paper claims is being applied unconstitutionally has in fact been used across the country for decades “to the benefit of all Canadians.” Last year, … [Read more...]

Irving claims pollution charges against it are unconstitutional

We’re pretty certain the authors of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms didn’t have the right to pollute, at will, in mind when they penned the iconic document. Irving Pulp and Paper intends to launch a Charter challenge claiming that the … [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...]

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