Media Releases

Poll shows overwhelming support for Milltown Dam removal

Survey finds broad support for restoration of free flow on the lower St. Croix River ST. ANDREWS — A new poll shows an overwhelming majority of people living in St. Stephen and surrounding communities support NB Power’s plan to remove the Milltown … [Read more...]

Fundy Baykeeper, ENGOs and Fishermen Associations call for EIA of proposed new salmon aquaculture sites in the Bay of Fundy

Wild Atlantic salmon. Photo: Nick Hawkins. Our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, has co-signed a letter to New Brunswick’s Minister of Environment and Local Government calling for proposed new salmon aquaculture sites in the Bay of Fundy to undergo a … [Read more...]

Groups cheer on Milltown Dam Removal, St. Croix River Restoration as fish start spring migration

May 12, 2020 — Indigenous Nation and NGOs representing thousands of people in Maine and New Brunswick are united in support of NB Power’s decision to remove the Milltown Dam, the oldest hydroelectric facility in Canada, and restore free flow to the … [Read more...]

Preparing for #BetterThanNormal: Conservation Council sends input on economic recovery plan for safer, healthier, more resilient New Brunswick in open letter to Premier Higgs

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick marked Earth Week by calling for an economic recovery plan for New Brunswick that ensures our communities are more secure, safe, healthy and resilient in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and as citizens … [Read more...]

Atlantic Canadians think ocean protection can help grow the economy, says newly released polling 

        January 29, 2020 — Recently released polling reveals Atlantic Canadians recognize the ocean’s importance to Atlantic Canada’s economy while strongly supporting increased marine protection. The polling was … [Read more...]

Statement on clean energy deal between New Brunswick and Quebec 

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about NB Power and Hydro-Quebec’s agreement on the Mactaquac dam refurbishment and clean energy supply. “Bringing … [Read more...]

Conservation Council responds to approval of N.B.’s carbon price for consumers

Attention News Editors: Louise Comeau, Director of the Conservation Council’s Climate Change and Energy Solutions Program, issued the following statement with respect to the federal government approving New Brunswick’s carbon pricing system for … [Read more...]

Think local. Support local. Buy local, this holiday season

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is reminding moms and dads that they have a free, easy-to-use service right at their fingertips chock full of wonderful, local gifts that will make any recipient feel warm and fuzzy this holiday … [Read more...]

Conservation Council of New Brunswick reacts to climate action commitments in Throne Speech

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is pleased to see significant commitments to addressing climate change in the 2019 Speech from the Throne, including: Establishing a carbon pricing system and introducing legislation … [Read more...]

Statement: Premier failing seniors, small businesses by lagging on energy efficiency 

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, issued the following statement today with respect to the release of Efficiency Canada’s first-ever provincial energy efficiency scorecard. She is … [Read more...]