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Extent of Shale Gas Deposits Still a Question Mark
Forgive Adrian Park if he's slightly uncomfortable talking about his views on shale gas. The geologist and professor at the University of New Brunswick began seriously studying shale rock formations in New Brunswick about a decade ago, well before the polarizing debate over natural gas development took off.
Expert calls for more shale gas studies
A groundwater expert who supports shale gas development says there's one big problem with the burgeoning industry: Not enough studies have been done to determine if it's environmentally safe.
A Call to Action
As chairman of the New Brunswick Energy Institute, prominent Moncton-based environmental scientist Dr. Louis LaPierre has a strong message for New Brunswickers following a conference in Washington, DC organized by the United States' National Academy of Science.
Energy Institute Starts Work
Dr. Louis LaPierre's experience in Washington this week has convinced him shale gas exploration is not going away. The debate now, says the chairman of the newly founded New Brunswick Energy Institute, is how to ensure protections are in place and that independent scientific research strives to make the industry safer.