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First Nations anti-fracking protesters block SWN Resources trucks
November 14, 2013 - Canada.com - One person arrested - First Nations protesters are again showing opposition to shale gas exploration in New Brunswick.


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Despite fracking opposition, Alward to press on with natural gas as N.B. Throne Speech nears
Nov. 04 2013 - The Canadian Press - New Brunswick’s Progressive Conservative Premier says he is poised to push ahead with natural gas development despite a rising public backlash as his government prepares to unveil its legislative agenda in a Throne Speech.
 

Cop cars burned, 40 arrested at Canada fracking protest
October 17, 2013 - USA Today - Clash occurs as police move to end blockade near tribal land in New Brunswick.
The violence erupted after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police moved in to arrest demonstrators and remove a blockade that members of the Elsipogtog First Nation erected two weeks to stop a shale gas project in Rexton, New Brunswick. The Elsipogtog claim hydraulic fracturing, popularly known as fracking, could irreparably damage their land and the surrounding area.
 

Oil Execs Drink Fracking Fluid At Montreal Meeting
1st November 2013 - Huffington Post - Oil and gas executives at an industry conference in Montreal sipped on a rather unique beverage this week, the National Post reports — fracking fluid.
Gorman said Halliburton “only had to replace very few chemicals with some food additives” to create a fracking fluid safe enough to drink. But the company maintains its fracking fluid is “not intended for human consumption.”

The Council of Canadians opposes fracking because of its high water use, its high carbon emissions, its impacts on human health, the disruption it causes to wildlife, and the danger it poses to groundwater and local drinking water. We are calling for a country-wide halt on fracking operations, and work with people in communities across Canada who are saying “No fracking way!”
 

 

 

 

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