When the father out in Hillsborough put his young son in the media warning against the perils of shale gas development and its impact on our water, I wondered why he wasn’t up at arms about the current water crisis in Albert County. When they tested the wells out there around for the Apache project they found half the wells had contaminants well above the provincial guidelines.
I think they have taken it down but there used to be a billboard in Rogersville with the cute “Hello shale gas, goodbye salmon” on it. Now I hear from fishers that bass infiltration of the rivers is threatening Atlantic Salmon. Where are the protests? Where’s the outrage?
It’s kind of tongue in cheek but is it?
If we have real threats to our water and fish, shouldn’t we protest them rather than the theoretical threats?