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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. I have not known him long, but I can tell you that he is persistent and consistent with what he believes. He is watchful, observant…a good listener. He …

License vs Lease

Our government downplays citizen concerns, saying not to worry about seismic testing, because it is only exploration. Are exploration licenses and production leases of shale gas really separate things? NB’s Oil and Gas Act – 26(3), explains how to change from exploration to production. “A license to search may be …

Grassroots Guardians

Why Protecting New Brunswick from Shale Gas Development is Everyone’s Responsibility Last month, Council of Canadians National Chairperson, Maude Barlow spoke to …

Wetlands taking a blasting

(Conservation Council of NB Media Release; news coverage to follow) Shale gas exploration gets green light in wetlands, around watercourses Fredericton – …

Unearthed: The Fracking Facade

Afrikaan filmmaker, Jolynn Minnaar’s documentary, Unearthed: The Fracking Facade, started off as her determination to explore the potential for shale gas development …

For the Record….

We would like to set the record straight on recent comments made to the media by Minister Craig Leonard (Energy & Mines). …

Fracking in Albert County

CONTACT EXPLORATION – STONEY CREEK & HILLSBOROUGH Contact Exploration has approval to bring into production up to 31 old and new gas …

What’s that smell in the air?

What’s in the air in Penobsquis? Government failing to monitor air quality February 15, 2013 Conservation Council NB Action Press Release Five …