Archive for August, 2011

Photo caption: The light brown layer depicts SWN Resources’ shale gas license in the Fredericton area.

Fredericton residents are concerned by the license area granted to SWN Resources to do shale gas work, which includes a large portion of Fredericton’s northside and the UNB Woodlot.The Friends of the UNB Woodlot, a citizens’ group concerned with the big-box store development of the University of New Brunswick’s land endowment, which includes urban forest and wetlands, plans to issue a call for a ban on shale gas activity in the UNB Woodlot.

Last Saturday, July 9th, 2011, approximately 300 people gathered at the Old Burial Grounds in Fredericton to honour water. The public was invited by the Maliseet Grand Council to discuss the threats to water in the Wulustukyeg territory that include fracking, the controversial method used in shale gas extraction.

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