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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Premier Standing Firm On Shale Gas

Premier David Alward making it clear he has no intention of stopping the testing for shale gas in the province one week after a protest outside the SWN Resources compound near Rexton turned violent. 

Shale gas opponents, meantime, releasing a poll showing people in Nova Scotia support a continued ban on fracking. According to the polling done by Abacus Data, 69% of Nova Scotians strongly support or support a continued moratorium on fracking, unless an independent review finds there's no risk to drinking water, human health, the climate or communities. 

The poll was commissioned by the Nova Scotia Fracking Resource and Action Coalition known, which is also known as NOFRAC, the Council of Canadians and the Sierra Club.