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Shale gas in New Brunswick : towards a better understanding

Richard Saillant (Editor)
"Shale gas is New Brunswick today what the Free Trade Agreement with the United States was to Canada a quarter century ago: a deeply controversial, highly polarizing issue over which tempers quickly flare up. As was the case with the free trade debate, the public discourse on shale gas has degenerated into a war of words, with most citizens left in the middle with very little information they can trust to secure a better understanding of what is at stake.This study aims to fill part of the wide information gap on shale gas in New Brunswick. While substantial knowledge has been built in recent years on the impact--both positive and negative--of shale gas on communities where it is actively being exploited, much less is available for New Brunswick. Yet, as this document makes clear, no two shales are alike. In order to understand the economic, environmental, social, and other consequences of shale gas, we cannot rely exclusively on other jurisdictions: we also need to investigate New Brunswick’s specific context. Virtually all of the contributors to this study--well-established, credible authorities in their respective fields--are associated with New Brunswick universities in one way or another."--Page 4 of cover
Print Book, English, 2014
Canadian Institute for Research on Public Policy and Public Administration, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2014
xv, 288 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 22 cm.
9780886593049, 0886593042
Natural gas from shale in New Brunswick: economic policy challenges and options
Shale gas in New Brunswick: geological background
Potential environmental impacts from the production of unconventional gas from shale in New Brunswick
Intergenerational fiscal policy issues: options and challenges for New Brunswick
First Nations and shale gas in New Brunswick: partners or bystanders?
Conclusion : principaux constats et projet de programme de recherche stratégique
Conclusion : main findings and a proposed policy research agenda
Text in English; introduction and conclusion in English and French