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...]

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...]

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...]

Conservation Council responds to approval of N.B.’s carbon price for consumers

Attention News Editors: Louise Comeau, Director of the Conservation Council’s Climate Change and Energy Solutions Program, issued the following statement with respect to the federal government approving New Brunswick’s carbon pricing system for … [Read more...]

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...]