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Ship has sailed on weak environmental assessments: Conservation Council on Bill C-69

(Saint John) The Conservation Council of New Brunswick told the Standing Senate Committee holding hearings on Bill C-69 that the ship has sailed on the era of weak environmental assessments in Canada. Scott Kidd, a longtime member of the … [Read more...]

On World Water Day, Conservation Council calls for immediate action on Water Protection Strategy

Marking the 26th annual World Water Day (March 22), the Conservation Council of New Brunswick calls on the provincial government to take immediate action on the commitments made on the Water Protection Strategy released in December 2017. In that … [Read more...]

Conservation Council welcomes $1B investment in energy efficiency, long-awaited incentives for electric vehicles, and support for coal workers in N.B.

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council is pleased to see investments in Budget 2019 to make homes more comfortable, affordable and energy efficient, encourage the spread of cleaner vehicles across Canada, and help coal workers in northern New … [Read more...]

Government of Canada welcomes report from Just Transition Task Force for Canadian Coal Power Workers and Communities

OTTAWA, March 11, 2019 — As we make the transition to cleaner energy, protecting coal workers and coal communities needs to be at front and centre of that transition. Pollution from coal has major repercussions on our environment and health. Phasing … [Read more...]

Conservation Council questions Premier Higgs’ speaking role at pro-pipeline rally in Saskatchewan

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick issued the following statement in response to Premier Blaine Higgs’ planned participation in a pro-pipeline rally in Saskatchewan this weekend. “We are deeply disappointed to learn that New Brunswick … [Read more...]

Lois Corbett wins Phoenix Award

FREDERICTON — Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, is this year’s recipient of the New Brunswick Environmental Network’s Phoenix Award for outstanding dedication to advancing smart public policy and … [Read more...]

Conservation Council statement on federal carbon pricing plan

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, made the following statement with respect to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement on the federal carbon pricing plan. She is available for interviews. “Canada is showing leadership … [Read more...]

Conservation Council welcomes Health Canada’s phase out of bee-killing pesticides, but says immediate ban most prudent approach

Attention News Editors:  Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to the federal government’s announcement on phasing out neonicotinoids. She is available for interviews. “This is a major victory for protecting … [Read more...]

Conservation Council welcomes plan to protect more Crown forest lands, but calls lack of action on herbicide spraying a missed opportunity

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about changes to Crown forest management in New Brunswick. She is available for interviews. “The moves announced today to … [Read more...]

Job posting: Learning Outside Project Assistant (20 hrs per week)

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is a non-profit organization that creates awareness of environmental problems and advances practical solutions through research, education and interventions. The Learning Outside project  emerged out of our … [Read more...]

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