In early 2014, NBASGA adopted two main strategies:
- Public Education Campaign that included a Voice of the People Tour (April-May 2014) to explain the harmful effects of fracking and to mobilize the people of NB to demand that the candidates for the 2014 provincial election declare their stance on this very important issue.
- In addition to public education, NBASGA launched a ‘Science Suit’ Legal Action against the Government of NB in June 2014.
Our public education campaign was hugely successful and that year, and fracking became the main electoral issue, which led to the downfall of David Alward’s Conservative government. In December 2014, a new Liberal government under Shawn Graham kept their campaign promise and enacted a moratorium. Our ‘Science Suit’ remains paused, but is ready to proceed should the situation change.
In 2018, with an election pending, the Progressive Conservative leader stated his intention to lift the moratorium, and did so in one area of the province. In 2023, Premier Higgs once again began attempts to open up the province to renewed fracking for natural gas.