CCNB in the News

We need a plan for significant carbon pollution cuts first: Corbett on proposed iron processing plant

If New Brunswick wants to spend its limited carbon budget on Maritime Iron’s proposed iron processing plant, Lois Corbett, the Conservation Council's Executive Director, says the public will need to see a plan to cut emission levels from other large … [Read more...]

A fossil fuel by any other name: Corbett says wrong decade for oil and gas developments as Corridor rebrands and doubles down on Sussex-area fracking

Amid news that Corridor Resources rebranded itself and hired a new management team to pursue an exemption under New Brunswick’s fracking moratorium, the Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, says this is simply not the decade for … [Read more...]

“The proof will be in the legislative change”: Corbett on latest changes to forestry management

"The proof will be in the legislative change." This was what the Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, and Rick Doucett, President of the New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners, had to say about the province’s move to freeze … [Read more...]

Corbett revisits some N.B.’s top environment stories of 2019   

With the beginning of the New Year — better yet, a new decade — comes the chance to look back at the past 12 months, take stock of our successes and failures, and make a commitment to do better – especially when it comes to safeguarding the quality … [Read more...]

“Rod Cumberland is one of my heroes”: Corbett at Rally for Rod 

Upwards of 200 people gathered before the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in messy weather on Thursday, Nov. 21 to call for an independent inquiry into the firing of wildlife expert Rod Cumberland. This summer, Cumberland was terminated from … [Read more...]

Premier letting us down on energy efficiency: Corbett on N.B,’s weak ranking in national scorecard

New Brunswick is a major laggard when it comes to helping people and businesses save money on electricity costs and reduce their carbon pollution footprint, according to the first-ever national energy efficiency scorecard. Efficiency Canada’s … [Read more...]

A wake-up call for New Brunswick: Matt Abbott on plastic waste in Bay of Fundy

With new research estimating more than 1.8 million pieces of garbage are smothering the Bay of Fundy seafloor, and with municipalities already positioned to move forward on a province-wide plastic bag ban, the Conservation Council’s Fundy Baykeeper … [Read more...]

Corbett applauds N.B. water quality report, but calls for more details in next one

Our Executive Director Lois Corbett says the provincial government’s new water quality report provides a solid snapshot of the state of surface water in New Brunswick — though she has recommendations to make the next report even better. "For what … [Read more...]

Don’t forget protection from nature, citizens’ mental health: Corbett responds to Fredericton’s flood engagement report

Our Executive Director Lois Corbett spoke to CTV Atlantic's Laura Brown on Wednesday, Nov. 6 after the City of Fredericton released its findings from community meetings held this summer to hear residents' experiences with back-to-back historic floods … [Read more...]

Fantastic news, now down to the details: Corbett on province doubling protected natural areas by 2020

Years of work, guidance and leadership from conservation groups in New Brunswick finally came to fruition earlier this month as the provincial government announced a commitment to double the amount of protected land and water in New Brunswick by … [Read more...]