A look at some of the major New Brunswick election campaign issues – Coast Reporter

Shale gas: The issue of hydraulic fracturing in the province has become divisive as the Tories press ahead with the development of a shale gas industry. Last October, a protest against the industry near Rexton turned violent as police officers arrested 40 people and six police vehicles were burned. Premier David Alward argues that not allowing continued exploration for shale gas would be perilous for the province’s economy. The Liberals want a moratorium on fracking for gas, while the NDP says there needs to be a single regulator for the oil and natural gas industry to eliminate the myriad of departments and agencies that regulate various aspects of the industry now.

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