Ban shale gas development in New Brunswick
  • Petitioned Government of New Brunswick

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Government of New Brunswick

Ban shale gas development in New Brunswick

    1. janet kidd
    2. Petition by

      janet kidd

      darlings is,. NB, Canada

Shale gas development uses slickwater hydraulic fracturing (the kind of fracking that's only about a decade old.) This uses huge amounts of fresh water which by the end of the process has been turned into toxic waste - water now filled with many known carcinogens and chemicals that can affect people's endocrine systems. Air quality is affected because of the thousands of trucks needed for the process, the compressor stations and the Volatile Organic Compounds that escape into the air. Shale gas development turns huge tracts of rural land into industrial zones as thousands of wells cover the area. Once the process has begun it seems impossible to stop - even as the scientific evidence is starting to come in - warning of the dangers to health, the environment and the social fabric of the affected area.

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    1. Hi folks - just found out how to increase the number of possible signatures

      janet kidd
      Petition Organizer

      We're now going for 1000 signatures - so please send this out to all the people you can think of
      And many thanks to all who signed this so quickly and brought us almost immediately to our first goal

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    • rick de gruyl ASTLE, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      harmful to well water, property values, fish and wildlife.. STOP FRACKING!

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    • Ruth Wolpin BLOOMFIELD, NB, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Once our aquifers are contaminated by chemicals used in the fracking process, the damage is permanent. Any person, business or institution dependent on clean water - homeowners, farmers, restaurants, hotels, schools, childcare facilities, nursing homes etc. are affected. Private homes lose value. Businesses need to shut down. A post fracking NB will be a place of great poverty as most sustainable livelihoods rural will be destroyed.

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    • Jean-Paul Bourque MONCTON (N.B.), CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Increasingly scientific findings, from the United States, Canada, Europe or South Africa, indicate multiple negative impacts of fossil fuel extraction from deep underground shale formations. The principle of precaution, which apparently enjoys international recognition in its application to public governmental policy, must prevail to ban shale gas development in New Brunswick(Can.).

      Jean-Paul Bourque (24,03,2012)

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    • Shane Armstrong FREDERICTON, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      As of right now, we are at best unsure of what effects hydraulic fracturing has on the environment, and at worse, we have only the examples of the documentary "Gasland" to point at as evidence of what this dangerous procedure could lead to.

      I realize that these are tough economic times for New Brunsiwck, and for the world over, but hydraulic fracturing is not the answer to this problem. The money is not worth the irreparable damage it would do to our homes, our drinking water, and our entire watershed system.

      To continue any exploration of this idea without further studies being done by non-partisan inquiry is not only dangerous, but fundamentally logically flawed as an action plan. I for one am sick of politicians trying to slap an easy "quick-fix-it" bandage over our money woes.

      Say no to Fracking. We can't afford to lose what precious wildlife we have left.

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    • Natalie Perry FREDERICTON, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      I grew up with New Brunswick being known as 'The Picture Province' it breaks my heart to hear NB may soon be the 'Polluted Province'. Please, have some foresight.

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