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Fracking and Environment

Fracking: Who Benefits? Three Community Events

Most of us had never heard about fracking until the Province of NB leased 2.5 million acres for oil and gas exploration and development several years ago, much of it in SE NB. Lacking information on the risks involved, individuals/groups began their own research, which generated great public concern. It …

New Brunswick’s Five Conditions for Lifting the Moratorium

by Donna MacLellan (reprinted from NoShaleGasNB.ca) The New Brunswick government’s introduction of a moratorium on shale gas development, confirming its pre-election commitment, was a great relief to the thousands of NB residents who are opposed to the industry.  People are relieved, but skeptical. Those who are familiar with New Brunswick’s …

Penobsquis Landowner: the Other Side of the Story

by Beth Nixon, Penobsquis, NB 19 September 2014 (Beth Nixon has been lobbying the provincial government for justice for 10 years. Hers was one of 60 families that lost well water and/or springs during the industrialization of this small rural community. It was 5 years before the provincial government installed …

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 Water

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

Let’s talk about traffic…

We understand that Contact Exploration will be resuming operations this year in Stoney Creek and Edgett’s Landing. As far as we know, …

Accountability

When will we start holding our politicians accountable for their words?  September 2014? This video clip from the New Brunswick Legislature, April …