Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cornhill protests shale gas - Canada

CBC News

Posted: Oct 26, 2011

Protesters blocked one lane of Route 890 for
about three hours Wednesday.
(Kate Letterick/CBC)
About 55 people gathered around tractors and large farm equipment parked along Route 890 in Cornhill Wednesday morning to protest seismic exploration in the area.

They are worried about the effects of natural gas exploration and development on agricultural land between Grand Lake and Moncton, said protester Jane Bradbrook.

Residents feel they've done all they can to let the provincial government know they don't want the industry, she said.

"We've been protesting in all the most peaceful ways we can for the past year ever since we first got notice this valley was slated for exploration and development," said Bradbrook.

"We've sent petitions to our government, we have talked to all our government officials, we have marched in every city."

The protesters blocked one lane of traffic for about three hours, starting about 7 a.m.

Meanwhile a spokesperson for Corridor Resources said the company has the necessary approval to work in the area.

Crews are expected to remain in the area for the next few days.The Cornhill protest is the latest in a series of anti-shale gas protests across the province.

1 comment:

  1. Hang in there. We're fighting the same b*stards over here in the Netherlands! Good luck

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