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Faith Communities Speak Out

Many diverse organizations have joined their voices to oppose shale gas in our region – among them professional healthcare associations, labour unions, agriculture and human rights groups and faith communities. Kairos and Amnesty International have both issued statements against what is happening in New Brunswick. Since this is a Christian …

The Shalefield Stories

Across the country, fracking is contaminating drinking water, making nearby families sick with air pollution, and turning forest acres into industrial zones. We believe it is vital for the public to hear directly from people living on the frontlines of fracking, and so Environment America Research & Policy Center is …

Join the Crowd: Vote for a Moratorium

Over and over again, we hear government officials state that it is just a “small special-interest minority” opposing shale gas development. Newfoundland has put a moratorium on shale gas exploration into effect, primarily over fears about effects on tourism around Gros Morne Park. As we have pointed out, much of …

Protect Our Community

“It comes down to this: by retreating from that which we oppose, we render lifeless all opportunities for intimacy, and for community. …

Protect our Children

“Sustainable development must define the choices we make to provide our children with both a thriving and healthy world.  When it comes …

Protect our Water

The Village of Hillsborough water supply comes from two 150-200m wells and these wells lie within lands leased for oil and gas …

A Community in the Crosshairs

There is no way around it. A village without water will die. Several years ago, our village dug 35 wells before finding …

We need a change of heart

“It is a change of heart that’s needed, a change of direction, an understanding in the bone that we must stop the …

What will it take?

David sits cross-legged in the rocking chair opposite me, slender fingers clasped in his lap. He’s a tall man, lean and quiet. …