All federal parties must reject CAPP’s election demands on energy development and climate change

June 5, 2019, Ottawa—Major Canadian environmental groups are asking all federal parties to reject a set of demands proposed yesterday by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Canada’s largest oil and gas lobby group. CAPP is asking … [Read more...]

‘None of these conditions have been met’: Conservation Council responds to Higgs’ government silent lifting of fracking moratorium in Sussex region

In wake of closed-door cabinet decision to lift fracking moratorium regionally, Conservation Council hearkens back to independent commission’s report showing moratorium is smartest policy, reminds government conditions for lifting moratorium have not … [Read more...]

Say no to shale gas in N.B. — send your letter today!

We need to speak up for the health and safety of New Brunswickers. Premier Blaine Higgs says his minority Progressive Conservative government will end the province-wide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and allow the controversial and risky process … [Read more...]

Great Trees and Great Authors coming to a town near you!

Our Great Trees book is hitting the road! Authors Tracy Glynn and David Palmer are taking our new book, The Great Trees of New Brunswick, around the province this month and next. Get your Great Trees of New Brunswick, 2nd Edition today! … [Read more...]

Great Moms, Great Trees

Give a gift in her nature this Mother's Day This year, give mom a gift that protects New Brunswick's beautiful nature she loves so much. A $50 donation to the Conservation Council in your mom's honour gets you a copy of our new book, The … [Read more...]

With climate change emergency upon us, Saskatchewan court rules carbon tax is constitutional

It didn't take long for the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to determine that the federal government does, indeed, have the constitutional authority to take action on climate change in provinces that choose not to meet minimum national standards for … [Read more...]

Protect us from climate change, Premier Higgs, not the carbon tax

Flooding along the Wolastoq (St. John) River in 2019, the second 100-year-flood in two years. Premier Blaine Higgs should take a stand to protect New Brunswickers from climate change. This is the fight he should be waging. New Brunswickers know … [Read more...]

“How many letters will it take?” Photos from the rally against JD Irving’s citizen-funded glyphosate spraying program

New Brunswickers from all walks of life gathered in Saint John on May Day (May 1) to call on J.D. Irving to stop its citizen-funded herbicide spraying program on Crown land. Citizens met at King's Square, some dressed in creative costumes of … [Read more...]

Spillways and elevated highways won’t cut it in the face of the changing climate — we need a better approach to protect our citizens and our water

As New Brunswickers along the Wolastoq (St. John) River face the reality of a second “flood of the century” in two years, it is clear that a new approach to flood management is urgently needed. While some flooding during the spring freshet is … [Read more...]

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...]

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