Solidarity Statement Calling for New Brunswick Government to Respect the Right to Free, Prior, Informed Consent for Fracking in NB

You may have heard that Premier Higgs is pressuring Wolastoqey and Mi'kmaw leaders in NB to allow fracking by threatening to withhold funding, and promising future, speculative funding derived from fracking in the province. Please see the reporting on these links.

Higgs is tying new gas supply to pipelines, gas power plants, and as possible gas supply for an LNG project in the region, the Goldboro LNG project in Nova Scotia. All of these plans are without merit.

NBASGA is part of the Stop Atlantic Gas Alliance, a coalition fighting LNG and fracked gas infrastructure in Atlantic Canada, and as always, we are standing in solidarity with indigenous communities who have long opposed fracking in NB, and against this violation of the principle of free, prior, informed consent, and against any moves to open up fracking in NB.

If your organization agrees with those views, please read our short Statement, here:

and sign your group's support on the Google form by clicking on Please Click Here to Add the Name of Your Group at the bottom of the page. (You may have to click again when the URL link appears).

This sign-on is intended for groups, but is not limited to just environmental or climate groups.  Any organization - community, religious, medical/health, union, farming, forestry, political, etc. - large or small - that has an interest in climate change, public health, alternative energy, indigenous rights, or anything affected in any way by fracking, is urged to sign. If you are not empowered to do so, please bring this to your group's attention so they may sign. 

It is important to show that fracking is not just an indigenous issue, and that there is no social license for fracking in New Brunswick. 

Thanks for acting promptly by signing, and please pass this along to your email contacts, and via Facebook and Twitter posts.  If you have any problems with the sign-on process, please email Jim Emberger at
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