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...]

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 … [Read more...]

Turn the page on Energy East and set our sights on clean energy construction jobs, says Corbett

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal in a story published Sept. 9 that the promise of thousands of construction jobs for New Brunswickers isn't dead — it's just not in building pipelines. “I think if we … [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...]

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...]

Homes evacuated after 1,200 barrels of crude spills in rural Texas

Families were forced to leave their homes after an estimated 1,200 barrels of crude oil spilled from a pipeline rupture in Bastrop County, TX, on Thursday, July 13. Local news media reported that an excavator accidentally cut the Magellan's … [Read more...]

Pipeline companies are permitted to keep integrity digs secret from the public

  Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has stopped requiring … [Read more...]

eCharge Network a key step: Corbett on transition to electric vehicles

In an interview with Global News, our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, said the soon-to-be-built eCharge Network of 15 new, fast-charging stations is a key step toward getting more electric vehicles on New Brunswick roads. “I don’t think it’s the … [Read more...]

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