CCNB in the News

Corbett blasts NB Power CEO, calls for 2030 coal phase-out plan

Our Executive Director Lois Corbett blasted NB Power CEO Gaetan Thomas this week for calling the federal government’s carbon tax “bad policy” while the utility he runs looks to double down on old-fashioned, 1980s electricity systems. “Sometimes I … [Read more...]

Corbett talks NB’s biggest carbon polluters with Acadie-Nouvelle

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, spoke with L’Acadie Nouvelle this week about the provincial government’s proposed “made-in-New Brunswick” carbon pricing plan for large industrial polluters and the province’s carbon pollution reduction … [Read more...]

The ABC’s of carbon pricing and industrial polluters

Having a hard time wrapping your head around carbon pricing plans for large industrial polluters? The federal backstop. A new "made-in-New Brunswick" plan. Which is better? How do they work?  Fortunately, our Executive Director Lois Corbett can … [Read more...]

Be weary of “sweetheart deal” between industry and province on carbon pollution: Corbett

Our Executive Director Lois Corbett says she’s keeping a close eye on the province’s proposed new carbon-pricing plan for large industrial polluters to ensure it doesn’t let the powerful industrial lobby in New Brunswick off the hook when it comes to … [Read more...]

Conservation Council, First Nations, scientists, business owners and Nashwaak residents unite to protect watershed from proposed mine’s waste

The Conservation Council joined with First Nation representatives, aquatic scientists, local businesspeople and residents of the Nashwaak Watershed at a press conference about the proposed Sisson Mine near Stanley on Feb. 27. Our Executive … [Read more...]

Corbett questions Premier Higgs’ participation in pro-pipeline rally

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told Global New Brunswick that Premier Blaine Higgs would be better served “sticking to his knitting” on issues most pressing in New Brunswick, instead of travelling across Canada fighting for oil and gas … [Read more...]

Should Irving’s pollution fine go to an Irving-led project?

Just when you thought you'd heard of everything. J.D. Irving Ltd. has pled guilty to polluting the St. John River with effluent from its Saint John pulp mill.  But the company’s lawyers are proposing a plea deal that would see Irving pay part of … [Read more...]

Lois Corbett calls on government to be strategic with plan to protect more Crown forest land

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told reporters she’ll be watching closely to see if the provincial government gives proposed new conservation forest areas equal status in law as provincial protected areas and parks. This week, the provincial … [Read more...]

They put their own interests well above that of their neighbours: Fundy Baykeeper

Our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, is calling on the province for greater enforcement and oversight of aquaculture companies. Information following the Northern Harvest Sea Farms pesticide case was obtained by the CBC this week. Emails between the … [Read more...]

Severe weather should trigger concerns about water: Corbett

Our executive director, Lois Corbett, told the CBC that the extreme weather we have been facing should be a wake-up call for our governments to better prepare to protect our water systems. “With these extreme rains, and in the winter, ice storms, … [Read more...]