Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Liberals comment on Windsor Energy lease

Liberal Energy Critic, Brian Kenny, responded today to the Alward government's decision to grant oil and gas company Windsor Energy a five-year lease to continue exploration in the province, after violating Sussex municipal boundaries last fall. Kenny said, “This is exactly why the Liberals have been calling for a moratorium on shale gas activities. This government talks about tough regulations for shale gas companies, but Minister Northrup’s decision to grant Windsor Energy a new five-year lease proves we have little protection from this type of exploration.  We need a moratorium on this industry now. A recent poll shows that’s what more than 80 per cent of New Brunswickers want. This government needs to respect the wishes on New Brunswickers on this file.”