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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Premier Meets With Chief On Shale Gas

First Nations Chief Aaron Sock, who has been at the forefront of the opposition to shale gas exploration, is meeting this afternoon with Premier David Alward  in Moncton

The Premier believes shale gas is key to turning around the sluggish provincial economy and he doesn't appear ready to make a U-turn on that, saying his government is determined to responsibly develop the province's natural resources. 

Shale gas protestors have blockaded Highway 134 near Rexton and demanded SWN Resources leave the province. 

A judge granted a court injunction late last week ordering an end to the blockade.