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...]

Indigenous communities, advocacy groups at the Canadian Energy & Mines Ministers Conference: “No Clean Growth without Clean Mining”

Indigenous communities, advocacy groups at the Canadian Energy & Mines Ministers Conference: “No Clean Growth without Clean Mining” St. Andrews (N.B.), 14 August 2017 — As Energy & Mines Ministers from across Canada meet today under the … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

In this edition of EcoNews, we show you where our forest is being sprayed this summer with a breakdown of herbicide spray hotspots near popular N.B. lakes and which forestry companies are doing the most spraying; we make it easy for you to join New … [Read more...]

EcoNews — What you need to know about blue-green algae this summer

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you our primer on blue-green algae after the Department of Health issued an advisory for Nashwaak Lake earlier this week; we update you on the latest news regarding the tragic deaths of north Atlantic right whales … [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...]

Sisson project not a done deal — big risks to healthy water and communities have not been addressed, says Corbett

The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, is calling for caution and transparency after the federal government gave its approval of the proposed open-pit Sisson Mine near Stanley. Corbett told CBC Radio’s Information Morning … [Read more...]

EcoNews: Climate action = job creation

This edition of EcoNews lets you know about our just released proposal for climate action in New Brunswick, and our response to the federal government's study of the proposed Sisson mine. Also shared here is this week's news that Mi'kmaq Chiefs are … [Read more...]

Conservation Council comments on Sisson Mine project environmental assessment report

Fredericton - The Sisson Mine should not be approved based on an expert review of the federal government's Comprehensive Study Report of the project, says the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, a funded participant in the federal environmental … [Read more...]

Stephanie Merrill on approval of Sisson Mine EIA

Stephanie Merrill spoke to reporters about the provincial government's approval of the Sisson Mine project's Environmental Impact Assessment. Merrill told Global News she was surprised by the announcement as final approval of the project is a … [Read more...]

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