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...]

EcoNews — Striking for climate solutions, budget highlights, celebrating a new MPA, and remembering Peter DeMarsh

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you photos and a recap of the inspiring day of climate action in N.B. and across the planet last Friday; we bring you climate action highlights from the federal budget and (the lack thereof in) the provincial … [Read more...]

One protected area is good, a fully connected network of marine protected areas is better

The Banc-des-Américains (American Bank) Marine Protected Area (MPA) received final approval on March 6, 2019 and is now the largest offshore protected area in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence (GSL). The final boundaries are shown below and encompass an … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Call to action on Sisson Mine, Premier at the pro-pipeline rally, Fundy Baykeeper on aquaculture reform, and Drive Electric NB’s happy problem

In this edition of EcoNews, we encourage you to use our letter-writing tool to have your say on the Sisson Mine's plan to use fish-bearing brooks in the Nashwaak Watershed for part of its waste tailings as the federal government takes final comments … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Fracking follies, Eco-Heroes on set, and beating plastic pollution on Land and Sea

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you an informative commentary from our friend Jim Emberger about the oil and gas industry's penchant for over-promising, under-delivering, and racking up loads of debt (and environmental messes) in the process; we … [Read more...]

Fundy Baykeeper to speak at CBC Land and Sea event

Our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, will talk about the impact plastic pollution is having on our beautiful Bay of Fundy as a panelist at CBC Land and Sea’s Waves of Change public screening event and discussion on Monday, Feb. 4 in Fredericton. This … [Read more...]

Environment Canada says it believes “further violations may occur” at Irving pulp mill

Part of Irving Pulp and Paper’s multi-million dollar fine for polluting the St. John River will not go toward a non-profit chaired by Jim Irving, who is also the mill’s co-CEO. Judge David Walker accepted a new plea deal on Monday that will see a … [Read more...]

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...]

EcoNews — Coastal protection, failure to communicate, and paddling the Musquash

In this edition of EcoNews, we celebrate more than $1.6 million in federal funding for the Peskotomuhkati Nation to restore and protect habitats around the Bay of Fundy; we bring you the highlights from a new report calling for comprehensive water … [Read more...]

Conservation Council proud to collaborate with Peskotomuhkati Nation on coastal restoration

Alewifes migrating up a river in Northern Maine, USA. June 2016. Nick Hawkins Photography Canada’s Coastal Restoration Fund is making waves along the coast of New Brunswick – and here at the Conservation Council, we couldn’t be happier. On July … [Read more...]