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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Group Halts Call For Moratorium On Natural Gas Exploration

In a move of good faith, the Citizens for Responsible Resource Development have removed their call for a moratorium on natural gas exploration now that the province has promised to implement new rules and regulations. President Bethany Thorne-Dykstra tells CHSJ News the province agreed to a number of important rules, including a measure that would see the industry pay if anything goes wrong, rather than homeowners. She says they don't feel the need to lobby anymore now that the government has promised to make good on the regulations.

Thorne-Dykstra adds they think it's fair to work with them and their position will be to be at the table and have more input on what they will look like.
She says they're just volunteers, and it's nice to see that the government is listening after 5 months of hard work.