Let's dig a massive hole and hope for the best.
by Shouggie on October 18, 2013 - 8:38pm
In the article ''Shale Gas Leads to Protests Across Country'' , it mentions several protests due to the Hydraulic Fracturing, which are experiments made by the Shale gas companies in New Brunswick. The companies are hoping to find a sort of gas under several layers of rock in the ground. This operation consists of drilling a massive hole of about 2500 metres deep to be able to extract the wanted gas. This is causing the water to be contaminated and therefore it can't be used by the people in the community.
This situation led to many aggressive protests held during the week of October 14th by native demonstrators deciding to block off highways for the better part of the day. It is only after the police got violently involved that the protesters removed themselves and freed the highways. However, other protests were peaceful, such as 50 to 70 people marching throught the streets during rush hour and calmly expressing their frustration.
Like many other issues involving experiments that could harm the environment, these operations held all over New Brunswick are adding to the tension, which are already hard to control, between the Natives and the Canadian government.