Attention News Editors: Today the National Energy Board begins accepting applications for public participation in the Energy East oil pipeline hearing. The Conservation Council of New Brunswick has produced a video to help New Brunswickers learn how they can get involved in this process. Our staff is available to speak to media about the National Energy Board hearing and our instructional video.
- In 2012 the federal government introduced changes to the way pipeline projects are reviewed which made it harder for the public to participate. The Conservation Council wants to make it easier for New Brunswickers to get involved so the National Energy Board understands how this project will affect our water, whales and the Bay of Fundy.
- People have 30 days to apply to participate in the National Energy Board’s hearing on Energy East. The deadline to apply is March 3, 2015.
- The proposed Energy East oil pipeline would be the first oil pipeline built the length of New Brunswick. Its proposed route crosses hundreds of acres of farmland, woodlot, and private property, and crosses several important provincial watercourses, including rivers and streams in the St. John River basin, the Miramichi, Tobique, Salmon and Madawaska rivers, Coal Creek (which drains into Grand Lake), and the Bay of Fundy.
- Watch our video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGs_ogICIQQ
The Conservation Council of New Brunswick
Established in 1969, the Conservation Council serves as the province’s leading voice for conservation and environmental protection. A leading public policy advocate, CCNB works to find practical solutions to help families and educators, citizens, governments and businesses protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, the precious marine ecosystem and the land, including the forests, that support us.
To arrange an interview, contact:
Jon MacNeill, Communications Officer | 458-8747 | 261-1353 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Conservation Council of New Brunswick 180 St. John Street, Fredericton NB E3B 4A9506.458.8747 :: www.conservationcouncil.ca