CCNB in the News

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...]

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...]