Youth speakers increasing at Fredericton climate strike

Outside the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton on May 10, more than 250 people, mostly youth, gathered to urge the elected representatives inside to take urgent action on the climate crisis. It was the third “Fridays for Future” climate strike … [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...]

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...]

Make your Earth Day count a little more this year. Speak out for climate action in New Brunswick!

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More than 1-million strong protest for climate action, in N.B. and beyond

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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...]

Edmundston first city in N.B. to declare climate emergency

Edmundston has become the first municipality in New Brunswick to declare a climate emergency, CBC News reports. The northern New Brunswick city joins Halifax, Vancouver and several communities in Quebec in adopting a declaration to fight climate … [Read more...]

Corbett questions Premier Higgs’ participation in pro-pipeline rally

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told Global New Brunswick that Premier Blaine Higgs would be better served “sticking to his knitting” on issues most pressing in New Brunswick, instead of travelling across Canada fighting for oil and gas … [Read more...]

Conservation Council questions Premier Higgs’ speaking role at pro-pipeline rally in Saskatchewan

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick issued the following statement in response to Premier Blaine Higgs’ planned participation in a pro-pipeline rally in Saskatchewan this weekend. “We are deeply disappointed to learn that New Brunswick … [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...]

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