Media Releases

Feds approve plan to dump Sisson Mine waste into Atlantic salmon habitat

Wild Atlantic salmon. Photo: Nick Hawkins The federal government will let the Sisson Partnership dump mine waste into two fish-bearing brooks that feed the Nashwaak River. Amendments to the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations posted … [Read more...]

That’s two strikes, Mr. Higgs!

Ontario’s Court of Appeal has ruled Parliament's carbon charge is constitutional The Irving Oil Refinery is Canada’s largest oil refinery. It’s also New Brunswick’s top carbon emitter. The Court of Appeal for Ontario ruled this afternoon that … [Read more...]

Conservation Council’s new report sparks conversation about climate change as a public health issue in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick today releases a new report on climate change and its physical and mental health effects in New Brunswick. The report, Healthy Climate, Healthy New Brunswickers, prepared by Dr. Louise … [Read more...]

Passage of Bill C-68 ushers in wave of new protections for fish, and for the rivers, lakes and oceans they call home

Environmental and conservation groups respond to modernized Fisheries Act  — After almost four years of consultation and parliamentary process, environmental protections for fish and their habitat have finally been restored as a requirement under … [Read more...]

Forget playing with stickers. We need a grown-up discussion about climate change

The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, issued the following statement with respect to Premier Blaine Higgs’ scheme to use citizens’ money for gas pump stickers containing misleading information about federal carbon tax. … [Read more...]

All federal parties must reject CAPP’s election demands on energy development and climate change

June 5, 2019, Ottawa—Major Canadian environmental groups are asking all federal parties to reject a set of demands proposed yesterday by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Canada’s largest oil and gas lobby group. CAPP is asking … [Read more...]

Ship has sailed on weak environmental assessments: Conservation Council on Bill C-69

(Saint John) The Conservation Council of New Brunswick told the Standing Senate Committee holding hearings on Bill C-69 that the ship has sailed on the era of weak environmental assessments in Canada. Scott Kidd, a longtime member of the … [Read more...]

On World Water Day, Conservation Council calls for immediate action on Water Protection Strategy

Marking the 26th annual World Water Day (March 22), the Conservation Council of New Brunswick calls on the provincial government to take immediate action on the commitments made on the Water Protection Strategy released in December 2017. In that … [Read more...]

Conservation Council welcomes $1B investment in energy efficiency, long-awaited incentives for electric vehicles, and support for coal workers in N.B.

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council is pleased to see investments in Budget 2019 to make homes more comfortable, affordable and energy efficient, encourage the spread of cleaner vehicles across Canada, and help coal workers in northern New … [Read more...]

Government of Canada welcomes report from Just Transition Task Force for Canadian Coal Power Workers and Communities

OTTAWA, March 11, 2019 — As we make the transition to cleaner energy, protecting coal workers and coal communities needs to be at front and centre of that transition. Pollution from coal has major repercussions on our environment and health. Phasing … [Read more...]