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...]

A big win for the Bay of Fundy

Great news for all who love our Bay of Fundy and New Brunswick’s beautiful freshwater rivers, lakes and streams. TransCanada has announced it is abandoning its Energy East oil sands pipeline — a project we here at the Conservation Council have … [Read more...]

September EcoNews: All about spray, schools and salmon

In this edition of EcoNews, we show you which communities’ drinking water supply zones are being sprayed with glyphosate-based herbicides; bring you an update on Petitcodiac residents’ quest to end the controversial spraying in their region; give you … [Read more...]

NEB gets failing grade on Bay of Fundy impacts, says Corbett

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told media outlets this week she is pleased the National Energy Board (NEB), for the first time ever, will look at the big picture of how carbon pollution will impact our changing climate when reviewing the … [Read more...]

Homes evacuated after 1,200 barrels of crude spills in rural Texas

Families were forced to leave their homes after an estimated 1,200 barrels of crude oil spilled from a pipeline rupture in Bastrop County, TX, on Thursday, July 13. Local news media reported that an excavator accidentally cut the Magellan's … [Read more...]

Not the “final nail” in the Energy East coffin, but a step in the right direction

The Conservation Council's Executive Director says the climate change impacts of large pipeline projects should always be factored into their review process, but noted the addition of a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions test for the Energy East Pipeline … [Read more...]

It’s not whether there will be a spill, but when: CCNB Fundy Baykeeper on NRDC tanker report

On July 26, 2016, Matt Abbott, the Conservation Council’ Fundy Baykeeper, was quoted in the Journal Metro de Montreal following the release of an NRDC report that’s sounding the alarm on a massive increase of supertankers set to ship the dirtiest oil … [Read more...]

Sensitive Marine Ecosystems Threatened by Energy East’s ‘Aquatic Pipeline’

New Report Shows Energy East Pipeline A Massive Threat to Atlantic Canada and U.S. Marine Resources Canadian Groups Call on Federal Government to Reject Pipelines, As New U.S.Led Campaign Calls for National Tar Sands Dilbit Tanker Ban July 26, … [Read more...]

#Divest: Student leaders champion fight for climate justice

Just as students were drivers of social change in the divestment campaign to end apartheid in South Africa, one of the key fights for climate protection today is also being blazed on college and university campuses across the world, including here in … [Read more...]

Capitalism vs. the Climate- Public Lecture by Naomi Klein

"The time for energy democracy has come”, said author and climate change activist Naomi Klein, early last week at a public lecture on her latest book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. On Tuesday, February 26th, we travelled to … [Read more...]