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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Energy Minister Dismisses Risk Of Shale Gas To Groundwater In Province

Debate over the safety of shale gas continuing in the Legislature fuelled by last week's report by a panel of 14 scientists. 

Provincial Liberal leader Brian Gallant says the drilling will be taking place closer to where people live in New Brunswick as opposed to what's happening out west and that makes it riskier.

Provincial Energy Minister Craig Leonard is rejecting Gallant's call for a moratorium, saying the government is doing what the scientists are recommending and that's a slow and safe approach to shale gas,

Leonard says the government has been told by geologists that because of the rock formation in the province, the risk to groundwater is non-existent.