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Offline Jesso Yewno

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Moncton protest march against hydro-fracking
« on: September 03, 2011, 04:47:31 PM »

Moncton protest march against hydro-fracking scheduled for Sat., 17 Sept.

Sept.03,2011

http://www.facebook.com/BanFrackingNB#!/event.php?eid=265504886800865

Opponents of Hydraulic Fracturing (hydro-fracking) In New Brunswick plan to hold a peacefull protest march in Moncton on Saturday, September 17, from 12:00 pm – 4:00pm,  to show their opposition to the process.

The marchers will form up at the Hal Bett Ball Fields, Moncton SportsPlex ,250 Assomption Blvd, and then walk down Vaughn Harvery Bvd to Main Street and on to City Hall, which is right next to SWN Resources office, the company which wants to do the exploration.

Ban Fracking NB      http://www.banfrackingnb.ca/

fr’ACTION Moncton New Brunswickers March Against Shale Gas      http://www.facebook.com/BanFrackingNB#!/event.php?eid=265504886800865

Ban Hydraulic Fracturing (hydro-fracking) In New Brunswick, Canada     http://www.facebook.com/BanFrackingNB#!/BanFrackingNB?sk=info

Join them in their protest and bring your friends..






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Moncton protest march against hydro-fracking
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2012, 10:05:38 PM »
Anti-fracking groups take message through Moncton

CBC News , June 2, 2012

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/06/02/nb-anti-fracking-moncton-119.html

Nearly 300 people filled the streets of Moncton Saturday to speak out against fracking. The group started in Highfield Square, then marched down Main Street towards City Hall.

When they arrived, a variety of speakers addressed the crowd, including doctors, aboriginal communities and environmentalists.

The protestors are demanding the province ban shale gas exploration.

“My question to the government is: when all the land is destroyed and the water is no good, what good are these jobs and where will the money be?” said Susan Levi-Peters of the Elsipogtog First Nation.

This was New Brunswick’s first major anti-fracking protest of the year. The group promised it would be the first of many. Organizers like Denise Melanson took the opportunity to sign up new protestors.

“Cities have been a little behind perhaps, at least Moncton has, in finding a group to organize and work together on a consistent basis,” she said.

“We have to keep doing this,” said Bill Evans, a town councillor in Sackville. “The reasons for not exploiting shale gas aren’t going to change. And they’re counting on people’s apathy. The biggest challenge we face is not the gas company, it’s apathy and ignorance on the part of New Brunswickers.”