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First Nations anti-fracking protesters block SWN Resources trucks
November 14, 2013 -
Canada.com - One person arrested - First Nations
protesters are again showing opposition to shale gas
exploration in New Brunswick.
Ossie Michelin @Osmich
Drums beat and thumper trucks remain silent on highway 11 #elsipogtog
Despite fracking opposition, Alward to press on with natural gas as N.B. Throne Speech nears
Nov. 04 2013 -
The Canadian Press - New Brunswick’s Progressive
Conservative Premier says he is poised to push ahead with
natural gas development despite a rising public backlash as
his government prepares to unveil its legislative agenda in
a Throne Speech.
Cop cars burned, 40 arrested at Canada fracking protest
October 17, 2013 -
USA Today - Clash occurs as police move to end blockade near
tribal land in New Brunswick.
The violence erupted after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police moved
in to arrest demonstrators and remove a blockade that members of the
Elsipogtog First Nation erected two weeks to stop a shale gas
project in Rexton, New Brunswick. The Elsipogtog claim hydraulic
fracturing, popularly known as fracking, could irreparably damage
their land and the surrounding area.
Oil Execs Drink Fracking Fluid At Montreal Meeting
1st November 2013 -
Huffington Post - Oil and gas executives at an industry
conference in Montreal sipped on a rather unique beverage this week,
the National Post reports — fracking fluid.
Gorman said Halliburton “only had to replace very few chemicals with
some food additives” to create a fracking fluid safe enough to
drink. But the company maintains its fracking fluid is “not intended
for human consumption.”
of Canadians opposes fracking because of its high water use, its
high carbon emissions, its impacts on human health, the disruption
it causes to wildlife, and the danger it poses to groundwater and
local drinking water. We are calling for a country-wide halt on
fracking operations, and work with people in communities across
Canada who are saying “No fracking way!”