Archive for the ‘Shale Gas’ Category

Fredericton – Groups in New Brunswick concerned about groundwater and air protection intend to bring the discussion surrounding the Alward Government and the shale gas industry’s intentions to move forward with development to public debates by panelists presenting each side of the issue. In October 2011 Premier David Alward publicly stated that Members of the Legislature would be organizing town hall and information meetings later that month, “to hear directly from their constituents on this important issue.” In the spirit of Premier Alward’s suggestion, the group Friends of the UNB Woodlot will host the first of these debates this Thursday, May 10, starting at 7:00 pm at the Cathedral Memorial Hall, 168 Church St. in Fredericton. (more…)

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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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