EcoAlert Special Edition: N.B. Election 2018

The platforms are out. The signs are up. And the TV debates (luv ‘em or hate ‘em) are almost done. And one thing is for certain — our messages have resonated and our collective impact has been felt. Various leaders and party platforms have … [Read more...]

Conservation Council welcomes plan to protect more Crown forest lands, but calls lack of action on herbicide spraying a missed opportunity

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about changes to Crown forest management in New Brunswick. She is available for interviews. “The moves announced today to … [Read more...]

Statement on Premier Gallant’s cabinet shuffle

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to Premier Brian Gallant’s cabinet shuffle announced today: “We welcome the Hon. Andrew Harvey (MLA — Carleton-Victoria) as he takes over the … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Smart stewardship, help for whales, and a big ‘thank you!’

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you a great story about conservation in action from the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy; we give you our reaction to and analysis of the long-awaited New Brunswick water protection strategy, and then our less … [Read more...]

Another missed opportunity: Corbett on budget 2018-19

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told reporters the province’s 2018-19 budget was another missed opportunity to help New Brunswickers deal with the health and safety risks of climate change. Corbett told CBC New Brunswick on Jan. 31 that it … [Read more...]

Statement on provincial budget 2018-19

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement today with respect to the release of the province's 2018-19 budget. "The budget sticks to the government’s early December announcement that there are no … [Read more...]

Statement on provincial water protection strategy

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, released the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about a provincial water strategy: “The provincial water strategy released today includes short-term and long-term … [Read more...]

No incentives: Corbett pans province’s climate change bill

Our Executive Director Lois Corbett largely panned the provincial government’s new climate change legislation, telling reporters the legislation misses the mark on pricing carbon and doesn’t provide enough help to New Brunswickers to use less fossil … [Read more...]

Breaking EcoNews — N.B.’s Climate Change Act

So, we have a Climate Change Act for New Brunswick — something your Conservation Council has said we’ve needed for years. Is it exactly what we had in mind (or even close)? No. But let’s start with the good. The new bill, introduced in the … [Read more...]

Legislation misses mark on protecting families and communities from worst of climate change impacts in N.B.

FREDERICTON — Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement about climate change legislation. She is available for comment. "I’m pleased the province has followed the Conservation Council’s advice, … [Read more...]