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New Brunswick shale gas fight will go on, chief vows despite court ruling – Regina Leader-Post

NOVEMBER 19, 2013

FREDERICTON – The chief of the Elsipogtog First Nation says the fight to halt shale gas exploration in New Brunswick will go on despite a court ruling Monday rejecting his request for an injunction to stop seismic testing.

The province’s Court of Queen’s Bench dismissed Aaron Sock’s application for an injunction, saying there was no evidence that plans by SWN Resources to proceed in its search for shale gas would amount to a degree of harm to Elsipogtog.

“It’s a small step backwards,” said Sock as he left the courthouse.

“We will regroup and come back with other options.”

The lawyer for Elsipogtog had argued Friday that the provincial government failed to properly consult with First Nations before granting exploration licences to SWN Resources.

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