The Fredericton chapter highlights lack of social licence for fracking at release of commission report, February 26, 2016.
New Brunswick-based Council of Canadians chapter activists have long demanded a ban on fracking in their province and today they received some good news.
CBC reports, "Energy Minister Donald Arseneault says the New Brunswick government will indefinitely extend the province's moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. The energy minister made the announcement on Friday in Fredericton. It was in response to the February report from the Commission on Hydraulic Fracturing. Arseneault said the shale gas industry still has not met the conditions necessary to lift the moratorium. 'We have been clear that we would not allow this activity to go forward unless our five conditions were met', Arseneault said in a statement."
This morning the Fredericton chapter posted on its Facebook page, "Victory for the people!"