EcoNews — Big news for protected natural areas, rallying for Rod Cumberland, and starting a new conversation about climate action in N.B.

In this edition of EcoNews, we celebrate a long-sought victory as the province commits to protect at least 10 per cent of N.B.'s land and water by 2020 — but where exactly the new spaces will be, and whether they'll be fully protected in law, remains … [Read more...]

That’s two strikes, Premier 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...]

With climate change emergency upon us, Saskatchewan court rules carbon tax is constitutional

It didn't take long for the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to determine that the federal government does, indeed, have the constitutional authority to take action on climate change in provinces that choose not to meet minimum national standards for … [Read more...]

Protect us from climate change, Premier Higgs, not the carbon tax

Flooding along the Wolastoq (St. John) River in 2019, the second 100-year-flood in two years. Premier Blaine Higgs should take a stand to protect New Brunswickers from climate change. This is the fight he should be waging. New Brunswickers know … [Read more...]

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...]

Here’s what you need to know about the carbon tax in N.B.

You may have noticed some curious posts about the federal carbon tax on the Government of New Brunswick’s Facebook Page and website. Premier Blaine Higgs’ Progressive Conservative government’s materials on the carbon tax and what it will mean for … [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...]

EcoNews — Keeping a close eye on Irving, the growing costs of climate change, and back in the fight to keep N.B. frack-free

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you strong reaction from Environment Canada and our Fundy Baykeeper as a plea deal is reached in Irving Pulp and Paper's latest pollution case; we bring you a great read — and timely reminder — that the moratorium … [Read more...]

Conservation Council statement on federal carbon pricing plan

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, made the following statement with respect to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement on the federal carbon pricing plan. She is available for interviews. “Canada is showing leadership … [Read more...]

Comeau: carbon pricing just one tool in NB’s climate change toolkit

Louise Comeau, the former Director of Climate and Energy Solutions at the Conservation Council and current director of the University of New Brunswick’s Environment and Sustainability Development Research Centre, told the New Brunswick … [Read more...]