Media Releases

Conservation Council welcomes commitments to climate action, building back #BetterThanNormal, in federal Throne Speech 

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, issued the following statement in response to the federal government’s Speech from the Throne. “The Government of Canada has laid out its vision … [Read more...]

Federal approval of lax regulations for big polluters fails to spur clean energy future New Brunswickers want

Attention News Editors: The Conservation Council of New Brunswick’s Louise Comeau, Director of  Climate Change and Energy Solutions, made the following statement with respect to the Government of Canada’s approval today of New Brunswick’s proposed … [Read more...]

New poll: New Brunswickers want more protected land

New poll shows voters look favourably on parties willing to conserve forests and freshwater FREDERICTON – A survey of 500 New Brunswickers conducted between September 1st and 3rd shows overwhelming support for conserving forests and protecting … [Read more...]

Top conservation groups challenge party leaders to take N.B. from laggard to leader on nature, water protection

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick’s leading conservation groups are asking party leaders what they will do to catch up to the rest of Canada on nature and water protection if they are elected Premier in the general election on Sept. 14. Today, New … [Read more...]

Poll shows overwhelming support for Milltown Dam removal

Survey finds broad support for restoration of free flow on the lower St. Croix River ST. ANDREWS — A new poll shows an overwhelming majority of people living in St. Stephen and surrounding communities support NB Power’s plan to remove the Milltown … [Read more...]

Fundy Baykeeper, ENGOs and Fishermen Associations call for EIA of proposed new salmon aquaculture sites in the Bay of Fundy

Wild Atlantic salmon. Photo: Nick Hawkins. Our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, has co-signed a letter to New Brunswick’s Minister of Environment and Local Government calling for proposed new salmon aquaculture sites in the Bay of Fundy to undergo a … [Read more...]

Groups cheer on Milltown Dam Removal, St. Croix River Restoration as fish start spring migration

May 12, 2020 — Indigenous Nation and NGOs representing thousands of people in Maine and New Brunswick are united in support of NB Power’s decision to remove the Milltown Dam, the oldest hydroelectric facility in Canada, and restore free flow to the … [Read more...]

Preparing for #BetterThanNormal: Conservation Council sends input on economic recovery plan for safer, healthier, more resilient New Brunswick in open letter to Premier Higgs

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick marked Earth Week by calling for an economic recovery plan for New Brunswick that ensures our communities are more secure, safe, healthy and resilient in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and as citizens … [Read more...]

Atlantic Canadians think ocean protection can help grow the economy, says newly released polling 

        January 29, 2020 — Recently released polling reveals Atlantic Canadians recognize the ocean’s importance to Atlantic Canada’s economy while strongly supporting increased marine protection. The polling was … [Read more...]

Statement on clean energy deal between New Brunswick and Quebec 

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about NB Power and Hydro-Quebec’s agreement on the Mactaquac dam refurbishment and clean energy supply. “Bringing … [Read more...]