- David Coon, Executive Director, Conservation Council of New Brunswick
"There are no similarities between the two [NB Power sale and shale gas]...Big companies are involved so the scope of the industry changes...we want to be ready [by regulating the industry].
-Hon. Craig Leonard, Minister of Energy
"A broad range of ideas were exchanged today. Concerns were brought forward but it [shale gas forum] also shows people can work together to come up with innovative solutions."
- Tom Alexander, General Manager, SWN Resources Canada
"The tone of the meeting was good. It was a mixture of representatives...a respectful debate. There will be a report issued in a few weeks."
- Hon. Bruce Northrup, Minister of Natural Resources
"There is no question the people are scared. We have to do a better job to get information out on the regulations that will protect people...we will have more consultation as the process continues."
- Hon. Craig Leonard, Minister of Energy
"The part in the press release about a bond being put on [shale gas] companies to operate here, that's already in the Oil and Gas Act."
-Hillary Casey, Press Secretary, Office of the Official Opposition
"Where is the oversight? There needs to be regulators in place."
-Denis Landry, Liberal MLA, Centre-Peninsule-Saint Sauveur