Water and Environmental Protection for Albert County (WEPAC) is a grassroots citizen group encompassing the communities of Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma and Elgin in Southeastern New Brunswick, Canada. We’ve been providing education on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing and shale gas and oil development in our area since 2011.
While primarily concerned about fracking, we also provide advocacy, public information sessions, speaking events, and workshops on other issues such as industrial forestry, glyphosate spraying, and climate change. We believe that, as communities, we must all advocate for better care of our natural heritage to ensure a vibrant future for our children.
Our slogan is ‘Protecting What’s Important‘.
WEPAC is a member of the New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance and the New Brunswick Environmental Network. We work collaboratively with other Anglophone, Acadian and First Nations communities with an aim to strengthen our cultural relationships and better protect the natural environment we all share.
- Does Albert County Want Fracking? The Blaine Higgs government wants to lift the moratorium on fracking. What does that mean for you?
- Do you live on or near the Frack Zone? Are you within a leased area? Upcoming info sessions in Hillsborough, Elgin, Sussex. March 25-26-27, 2019. Find out more.
Need to Know More Background? Start Here…
- Fracking in Albert County – This offers a timeline of recent oil and gas exploration in Albert County and the players involved.
- Confessions of an Oil and Gas Worker – He worked in Alberta but moved his family to NB to be safe.
- What will fracking do to Tourism? – How will fracking impact our existing businesses?
- Fracking and our Food – Agriculture and fracking don’t mix well.
- What’s that smell in the air? Gas and oil wells emit fumes and odours in Penobsquis. Sour gas (H2S) was detected from some of the wells in 2017.
- Resistance: Hillsborough and Riverside-Albert Our position is the same now in 2019 as it was when we started in 2012.
- Let’s talk traffic. Albert County loves to talk about road conditions. If they’re bad now…what will they be like if we’re industrialized.