Who’s Against Fracking?

Cities and Towns, Associations, Organizations Against Fracking in NB

Each of the following municipalities (and associations) have passed resolutions calling for a moratorium or  ban on hydro-fracturing within their community:

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  1. Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick (51 municipalities) These municipalities reaffirmed their position in October 2013, calling once again for a moratorium.
  2. Kent Co. Regional Service Commission (14 municipalities )
  3. Moncton
  4. Hillsborough
  5. Alma
  6. Sackville
  7. Memramcook
  8. Hampton
  9. Minto
  10. Stanley
  11. Bathurst
  12. Sussex Corner
  13. Quispamsis
  14. Port Elgin
  15. Wolastoqiyik First Nations Chiefs and Band Councils of NB and the Maliseet Grand Council (Oct 2013)
  16. Dorchester

In addition to petitions bearing 20,000 citizen signatures and an alliance of approximately 30 local community groups opposing shale gas/oil development, the following organizations in NB have called for a ban or moratorium on fracking:

  1. New Brunswick College of Family Physicians with 700 members (April 2012)
  2. Medical Doctors of the Moncton Hospital (June 2012)
  3. Medical Doctors at Georges Dumont Hospital, Moncton (Sept. 2012)
  4. New Brunswick Nurses Union with 6900 members (Dec. 2011)
  5. Medical Staff at Sackville Memorial Hospital (May 2012 and again in May 2013)
  6. New Brunswick Lung Association (Nov 2012)
  7. Canadian Union of Public Employees with 30,000 members (April 2012)
  8. NB National Farmers Union with 150 farms as members (March 2012)
  9. Maritime Conference of the United Church of Canada (March 2012 and again in October 2013)
  10. The Federation of Rural New Brunswickers (August 2012)
  11. Public Service Alliance of Canada – Atlantic Region (July 2013)
  12. Really Local Harvest Co-operative – South-east NB (Oct 2013)
  13. KAIROS – Saint John and area chapter (Oct 2013)
  14. Concerned Physicians of Rexton and Richebucto (Oct 2013)
  15. Unifor – Canada’s largest energy union with 300,000 members, called for a national moratorium on fracking on Nov 14, 2013.
  16. Community Forests International (Feb 2014)
  17. Elgin Eco Association (Feb 2014)
  18. New Brunswick Federation of Labour (March 2014)
  19. Public Service Alliance of Canada , Atlantic Region, (reissued) and
  20. Miramichi Regional Aboriginal People’s Circle (March 2014)