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Nearly 80% of all peer-reviewed research on shale gas development
has been published only since January 2013.
Science is just beginning to understand the impacts.

The LATEST:  (May 2023) Conservation Council of New Brunswick, in conjunction with NBASGA, offers a new downloadable Quick Facts pdf in English and in French:


NBASGA Presentations

On August 19, 2015 a delegation of three NBASGA members presented our case against UNGOD (UNconventional Gas and Oil Development)  to the New Brunswick Commission on Hydraulic Fracturing. This 3-person panel was tasked with determining if the premier’s five conditions for lifting the moratorium could be met.  Here are NBASGA’s submissions and the final Commission report:


Videos  & Documentaries


Scientific Studies & Reports: 

On Economics, Jobs and Community Impacts:

  • How Shale Gas Extraction Affects Drilling Localities: Lessons for Regional and City Policy Makers – this Cornell University study, released in 2012, speaks to the reality of jobs and economies in shale gas development areas.
  • Drill Baby Drill – J. David Hughes, a geoscientist who has studied the energy resources of Canada for nearly four decades, including 32 years with the Geological Survey of Canada as a scientist and research manager researches the promises of the fossil fuel industry.
  • The Effects of a Natural Gas Boom on Employment and Income in Colorado, Texas,and Wyoming – Weber, Jeremy (2012). “Energy Economics. Vol. 34, No. 5, pp.1580-1588 . Weber finds that $1 million in shale gas production results in just 2.35 net total jobs within counties in Texas,Colorado, and Wyoming.
  • The Economic Value of Shale Natural Gas in Ohio – Weinstein, Amanda and Mark Partridge (Dec, 2011) ; Points out there is a difference between 1,000 jobs for one year and then none, versus 100 additional jobs for 10 consecutive years, or 10 additional jobs for the next 100 years. ” Impact analysis such as that used by the energy industry typically does not differentiate among these scenarios and the whole topic is usually ignored by the media.”

On Health:

On Water:

For Landowners:


General Magazine/News Articles:

Dr. Susan Steingraber’s series articles on shale gas for Orion Magazine:

  • The Fracking of Rachel Carson – Fifty years ago a book changed the way we think about nature—or did it? (Orion Magazine, Susan Steingraber)
  • Sand County, the Sequel  – In which the land ethic gets turned on its head.(Orion Magazine, Susan Steingraber)
  • When Cowboys Cry – The fossil fuel-based economy is breaking hearts all over the fracking place. (Orion Magazine, Susan Steingraber)
  • Fracking Democracy – In which you get 120 seconds to say why shale gas should be left in the ground. (Orion Magazine, Susan Steingraber)
  • The Whole Fracking Enchilada – The latest technique for extracting natural gas trumps every other environmental assault. (Orion Magazine, Susan Steingraber)
  • Shale Game – Four ways of looking at a natural gas deposit.(Orion Magazine, Susan Steingraber)
  • The Silence of Science – OF THE SEVENTEEN people who gathered at the Inergy compressor station site, Steingraber at age fifty-three, was one of the youngest. The oldest was eighty-five. Many protesters had roots in the region going back generations. What they talked about was frustration.