Monthly Archives: November 2015

Fracking Companies Must Come Clean with New Brunswick: Questions Must Be Answered

Introduction

The Canadian Province of New Brunswick embraces several significant masses of brittle, highly carboniferous shales, attractive targets for exploitation by companies seeking natural gas production. A question worth asking is the following: can this resource be exploited in an environmentally safe manner? A trivial analysis and easy answer could be NO! or YES! We need to look at the local geological details that exist in New Brunswick —this is not North Dakota, this is not Texas. The following blog looks at some of the issues and specific questions that need to be asked and answered before the public can assess environmental and societal impacts.

 

New Brunswick Shale Resource

Lower Carboniferous shales in New Brunswick contain high concentrations of organic material – remains of… Continue reading