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Friday, March 7, 2014

Shale Gas Opponents Not Looking For Permanent Ban

The New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance, comprised of 30 odd groups, is calling a 10 year moratorium on shale gas development which it claims should be enough time to better determine what impact the industry has on the environment.

Until that determination is made, they want all existing licenses cancelled.

Opponents of shale gas exploration are concerned about the impact on the environment, particularly on water supplies.

Provincial Green Party leader David Coon wants an absolute ban on shale gas extraction.