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Shale gas opponents say revival would spark stiff pushback – CBC

Jun 16, 2022

Premier floats idea of reviving shale gas exploration, but opposition remains strong

Members of the anti-fracking movement say talk by Premier Blaine Higgs of exploring shale gas could trigger protests similar to those that happened near Rexton in 2013.

Higgs has been suggesting for weeks that Europe’s need for new supplies of natural gas to replace what it purchased from Russia could create opportunities for shale gas extraction in New Brunswick.

“We could be shipping liquefied natural gas, which is much cleaner than oil,” he said at the legislature last week.

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