GOOD NEWS!!! Canada's New Brunswick Bans Fracking

GOOD NEWS!!! Canada's New Brunswick Bans Fracking

Postby Oscar » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:33 am

Canada's New Brunswick Bans Fracking

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By MarEx 2015-03-26 16:41:21

Lawmakers in New Brunswick voted on Thursday to prohibit fracking in the eastern Canadian province, committing to study the controversial method of extracting oil and gas for one year before reconsidering the ban in 2016.

The province's Liberal-led government said it will require five conditions be met before the moratorium is lifted. These include beefed-up environmental and health regulations, a plan for waste-water disposal, consultations with aboriginal groups, a royalty structure, and the establishment of a "social license," which is the approval by local communities and stakeholders.

"It is responsible and prudent to do our due diligence and get more information regarding hydraulic fracturing," said Energy and Mines Minister Donald Arseneault.

The province is the latest of several in eastern Canada, including Quebec, Labrador and Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia, to stop companies from fracking while they study its impact. New Brunswick is believed to sit atop one of the thickest shale gas reservoirs in North America, although much of it is trapped in unconventional and hard-to-reach deposits.

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