Citizen’s Guide

The Citizen’s Guide to Shale Gas (French and English versions)

  • Version Française

lightbulbThe NBASGA has compiled an information package focusing on issues of importance to all New Brunswickers, whether or not they live in areas leased for shale gas extraction. These are topics that the government has not addressed and that industry would rather not discuss.

While water contamination has been widely acknowledged, numerous other threats to our health, economy, environment and infrastructure have not been part of the public discussion.

The evidence of those threats exists in independent scientific research, and the actual experiences from places where shale gas has already been developed.

These pages contain a small sampling of this evidence.  It is organized as a collection of twelve individual topics to enable the reader to explore one topic at a time, and consider it without being overwhelmed with too much information at once.

Choose a topic from the menu below to download a .pdf file that you can read, print or share.

  1. Costs of Shale Gas Road Damage are Greater than Shale Gas Revenues
  2. Impact of Shale Gas on Hospitals & Health Costs for all New Brunswick
  3. Health Effects and Costs from Air Pollution will be borne by NB Taxpayer
  4. The Heavy Municipal Burdens of Hosting Shale Gas
  5. NB Rules for Industry Inadequate for Protecting Municipal Water
  6. Production & Royalties from Shale Rapidly Decrease while Costs Increase
  7. The Boom-Bust Experience – a Harsh Lesson for Local Governments
  8. Will a Temporary Shale Gas Industry Kill our Tourism Industry?
  9. Protecting and Enjoying the Land that Helps Define Our Identity
  10. The Sustainable Jobs are in a Clean Energy Economy
  11. Can Municipalities Control Where, When or If It Happens?
  12. Shale Gas Effect on Climate Change: Globally and in New Brunswick