CCNB in the News

“I don’t understand how you can walk that beam”: Corbett on deputy minister’s double duty

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, is questioning the decision to put the top civil servant responsible for developing forestry and energy policies also in charge of the environmental rules that govern those sectors, and says now is not the time … [Read more...]

Louise Comeau talks #BetterThanNormal recovery on Turning Point series

Dr. Louise Comeau, director of our climate change and energy solutions program, spoke about the economic recovery New Brunswick needs—built around improved food security, energy security, and stronger protections for nature and water—as a panelist on … [Read more...]

Removing Milltown dam brings boost for river ecology, coastal economy: Fundy Baykeeper

Our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, told reporters this week that removing the Milltown dam would mean big benefits for the health of the river and local fisheries, along with providing an economic boost to the coastal region. Abbott joined a press … [Read more...]

Study “wake-up call” that forestry practices need to change: Corbett

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, says a comprehensive new study from Natural Resources Canada should be a wake-up call to the provincial government that the way we manage our forest needs to change, and fast. The peer-reviewed study, led by … [Read more...]

Lack of political will by consecutive governments holds climate action hostage: Comeau

New Brunswick's first solar farm, outside of Sussex, N.B. A lack of political will by consecutive provincial governments is holding back New Brunswick’s civil servants from taking stronger action on climate change, says Conservation Council … [Read more...]

No excuse for missing electric vehicle target: Corbett

In Hampton, a row of electric cars were parked with drivers ready to answer questions. After three years of waiting and no provincial incentives for New Brunswickers looking to purchase electric vehicles, the Conservation Council’s Executive … [Read more...]

A piece of N.B.’s carbon pollution revenue “should go back into essential programing”: Corbett

The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, recommends that a portion of the carbon revenue should be used to improve essential services that help keep citizens safe from the impacts of climate change. “We’ve got a lot of work to … [Read more...]

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...]