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Fracking and Health

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 …

Testing Your Water

While testing water should be a regular activity for people with private water wells, Albert County residents living in the vicinity 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 …

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 …

Get to the truth of the matter.

The people of New Brunswick deserve to know the truth behind our government’s repeated statements on ‘fracking’. Our top level of government …