NEWS: Council marches with hundreds in Moncton against fracking in New Brunswick

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Council of Canadians Moncton chapter activist Susan Jardine, Saint John chapter activist Carol Ring and members of the Tantramar (Sackville) chapter were at the protest.

In November 2010, the Council of Canadians was successful in calling on Moncton city council to stop selling its drinking water to Apache Canada, a US-owned mining company, for their hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) testing in the Frederick Brook formation in the Elgin area in southern New Brunswick. More on that at http://www.canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=5380.

For more on the Council of Canadians campaign against fracking, please go to http://canadians.org/fracking.