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Monday, March 24, 2014

CHSJ Listeners Say They Don't Have Enough Information About Shale Gas

The more people learn about shale gas, the more they will be opposed. So claims Jim Emberger of the New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance which is why the opponents of fracking have organised a series of public meetings that will start this week. 

70 per cent of our listeners who responded to our CHSJ News poll over the weekend say they don't have enough information about shale gas exploration to make an informed decision, pro or con. 

Emberger tells CHSJ News the industry has never been able to get a handle on the leaks from shale gas wells.

He claims there are wells in Penobsquis that are leaking and 5 per cent will leak during the first year with that rising to 30 per cent after five years. Emberger goes on to argue that's why Quebec instituted the moratorium on shale gas after discovering 19 of 35 wells had developed leaks.