CRED joins call to stop trying to bring fracking to New Brunswick

CRED-NB is one of 47 groups that sent a solidarity statement to every MLA in New Brunswick, calling for the government to immediately halt its drive to bring a shale gas industry to the province.

The statement was issued by the Conservation Council of New Brunswick and two CRED core coalition members – the Sierra Club Atlantic Region, and the New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance (NBASGA).

In the statement, Gretchen Fitzgerald, National Programs Director of Sierra Club Canada, emphasized that, “trying to persuade First Nations to allow fracking by simply offering them highly speculative economic deals, while withholding other funds, appears to be more akin to bribery than to consultations that are mandated by law to be free, prior and informed.” Read the full statement HERE.

Author: CRED-NB

Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick