The Friends of the UNB Woodlot will be making their presentation regarding shale gas exploration within city limits, and it's implications for the city's watershed, during the city's monthly Public Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday, September 6 at 12 noon.
Fredericton city councillor Eric Megarity, above. (Photo: city hall website)
Member of the Friends of the UNB Woodlot group, Mark D'Arcy, said Councillor Eric Megarity called him on August 16 to confirm the group was on the agenda for the committee's upcoming meeting. The group will have 12 to 15 minutes for their presentation, followed by time to answer any questions.
D'Arcy said Friends of the UNB Woodlot is also requesting to make the same presentation to City Council. Time is of the essence, since the City of Fredericton will be asked to follow the lead of Sackville Town Council, and send a resolution to the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick (UMNB), prior to their annual meeting in October.
Friends of UNB Woodlot member, Mark D'Arcy, above.
The Friends of the UNB Woodlot will be asking Fredericton City Council to (1) ban shale gas development in Fredericton using their control of land use zoning, (2) send a resolution to the UMNB and the province to ban shale gas development from the province, and (3) send a resolution to the UMNB and the province to implement watershed-based source protection for drinking water throughout the province.