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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Premier Concerned Shale Gas Violence Gave Province A Black Eye

Premier David Alward says its disappointing that shale gas exploration is such a hot button issue in the province.

In a year end interview with CHSJ News, Alward says the provinces who have embraced it have strong economies and their populations are growing.

Alward says he's definitely concerned that other companies may not invest in this province because of the violence around Rexton this fall where SWN resources was doing testing. 

The Premier also defending the RCMP, saying they did their job handling violent shale gas protestors in Rexton. He says police took control of an extremely volatile situation.