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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quispamsis Mayor Not Happy With License Renewal

Quispamsis Mayor Murray Driscoll does not want to see shale gas exploration or fracking in his community -- even though his hands are essentially tied.

Windsor Energy did testing within town limits without the town's permission earlier this year and recently got its license renewed.

Driscoll tells CHSJ News he does not want testing done but concedes it will probably lead to the inevitable.

He says it's not about lacking confidence in the province to protect us. It's just that the entire shale gas industry is new territory and he does not want to see town wells contaminated believing more study needs to be done.

Driscoll says his views are his own and do not reflect town council's.