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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Shale Gas Drilling May Not Be Restricted To Remote Areas

There's a difference of opinion in the Kennebecasis Valley when it comes to shale gas. Rothesay Mayor Bill Bishop is in favour while Quispamsis Mayor Murray Driscoll is opposed to shale gas exploration happening within his town but not elsewhere. 

Jim Emberger of the Anti-Shale Gas Alliance tells CHSJ News just because drilling for shale gas may not be taking place in your backyard, doesn't mean you won't be affected because a growing problem is air pollution as well as the threat, as he sees it, to groundwater.

Emberger warns any bylaw passed by a town or city to prevent drilling from taking place within their jurisdictions can be overruled by the province because this has happened elsewhere. He has also seen drilling wells within city limits in both Texas and Alberta.