SWN Responds to Vandalism and Intimidation Reports
Responding this afternoon to inquires from The Purple Violet Press, SWN General Manager, Tom Alexander, gave the following statement via email:
"Geokinetics, our subcontractor for the seismic exploration program, has hired security to assist operations across the province. They have experienced vandalism and threats to equipment and unfortunately, a few individuals have made threats to personal safety. Repairing vandalism and replacing equipment can be very costly and cause delays so security has been added to help avoid such incidents from occurring. That being said, we have asked Geokinetics to investigate the [intimidation] claim in your story. It is no one's intention for any aspect of our work to interfere with New Brunswickers enjoying the land as they normally would. I would also take this opportunity to add that the majority of the team's interactions during the field work have been respectful."
JD Irving communications official Mary Keith also responded a few moments ago to our inquiry regarding whether it was Irving equipment damaged in the act of vandalism over the weekend. Here is the response via email:
"I am not aware of any of our equipment involved in these vandalism incidences."