Premier Higgs is pressuring Wolastoqey and Mi’kmaw leaders in NB to allow fracking by threatening to withhold funding, and promising future, speculative funding derived from fracking in the province, and NBASGA is seeking signatories to a Solidarity Statement calling for the government of New Brunswick to cease attempts to coerce consent to fracking in traditional and unceded territories of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq people in the province.
Please see the reporting on the links below.
- CBC: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/new-brunswick-fracking-shale-gas-first-nations-1.6794489
- Telegraph Journal (requires subscription): https://tj.news/telegraph-journal/102091629
Premier Higgs is tying new gas supply to pipelines, gas power plants, and as possible gas supply for an LNG project in the region, the Goldboro LNG project in Nova Scotia. All of these plans are without merit.
NBASGA is part of the Stop Atlantic Gas Alliance, a coalition fighting LNG and fracked gas infrastructure in Atlantic Canada, and as always, we are standing in solidarity with Indigenous communities who have long opposed fracking in NB, and against this violation of the principle of free, prior, informed consent, and against any moves to open up fracking in NB.
Please read our short Statement, here:
If your organization agrees with those views, then we ask that you sign to indicate your group’s support on the Google form by clicking on Please Click Here to Add the Name of Your Group at the bottom of the page. (You may have to click again when the URL link appears). Reading and signing the statement will only take a moment or two of your time.
This sign-on is intended for established groups, associations and organizations, and is not limited to environmental or climate groups. If you belong to any type of organization – community, religious, medical/health, union, farming, forestry, political, that has an interest in climate change, public health, alternative energy, indigenous rights, or anything affected in any way by fracking, we ask you to sign on for your group (if you are empowered to do so), or bring it to your group’s attention so they can sign.
It is important to show that fracking is not just an indigenous issue, and that there is no social license for fracking in New Brunswick.
We think this is the last gasp of shale gas in our province, and we need to nip it in the bud. Thanks for acting promptly by signing, and please pass this along to your email contacts, and via Facebook and Twitter posts.