EcoNews – Pulp mill pollution, pipelines, and water policy

In this edition of EcoNews, we look at Irving Pulp and Paper's intention to argue that pollution charges laid against it by the federal government last year are unconstitutional (sorry, come again?); we breathe a sigh of relief and look with hope … [Read more...]

Turn the page on Energy East and set our sights on clean energy construction jobs, says Corbett

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal in a story published Sept. 9 that the promise of thousands of construction jobs for New Brunswickers isn't dead — it's just not in building pipelines. “I think if we … [Read more...]

CCNB’s Fundy Baykeeper calls for NEB reform before the review moves forward

CCNB’s Fundy Baykeeper applauds restart of Energy East Pipeline Review and calls for a reform of the NEB before the review moves forward The Conservation Council of New Brunswick’s Fundy Baykeeper applauds the National Energy Board’s decision on … [Read more...]

Shifting risks to another place is not a solution: CCNB Fundy Baykeeper on proposed Energy East extension to N.S.

Matt Abbott, Fundy Baykeeper at the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, was quoted in an article by the Chronicle Herald published on Dec 7, as saying that Senate report’s proposal to move the current route ending from Bay of Fundy to Nova Scotia … [Read more...]

Pass the puck forward: CCNB on Energy East Pipeline

Dr. Louise Comeau, our Conservation Council's Climate Change and Energy Solutions Director and Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, wrote an opinion piece published in the Nov 14, 2016 Telegraph Journal's Pipeline Battlelines Commentary series looking at … [Read more...]

Increased oil tanker traffic will impact fisheries

Saint John -- The Conservation Council’s Fundy Baykeeper  Matt Abbott was quoted in a CBC article published on August 12, 2016 on the expected increase in tanker traffic in the Bay of Fundy if the National Energy Board approves Energy East pipeline … [Read more...]

Day #1 at Energy East NEB sessions in Fredericton

Today in Fredericton, the National Energy Board panel heard from representatives from the communities of Edmundston, Plaster Rock and Upper Miramichi; the Miramichi Valley Business Association; the Government of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick … [Read more...]

Conservation Council to address NEB panel session on Energy East in Saint John

MEDIA ADVISORY August 8, 2016 Contact Info: Mike Girard, Communications Director O: 506-458-874 / C: 506-999-6431 WHEN: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 WHERE: Hilton Saint John, Loyalist Room, Market Square, Saint John WHO: Lois … [Read more...]

Day #3 at Energy East NEB sessions in Saint John: NEB gets an earful from First Nations groups

Today in Saint John the National Energy Board panel heard from several First Nations groups. Many of the groups told the panel that unless their community needs are met, they will not consent to the project. Concerns raised today include: The … [Read more...]

“Don’t risk current jobs, sustainable jobs, for jobs that are short—term,” CCNB’s Lois Corbett on Energy East Pipeline

Yesterday morning, Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick (CCNB) was a guest on CBC’s Information Morning with Harry Forestell. During the interview, Lois said the NEB suffers from a credibility gap that it … [Read more...]