Your silence will not protect you.
~Audre Lorde





United We Stand



New Brunswick


The Concerned Citizens of Penobsquis

The Concerned Citizens of Penobsquis, a community organization, formed to seek justice and compensation for the damage caused by the potash mine. Today, the group is taking on the impacts of both potash mining and natural gas exploration and fracking in our rural community.

Ban Fracking NB

We are a non-profit, single issue company, and our Mission is to help inform and organize our Neighbours in New Brunswick into one unified Team.  Together we'll fight the shale gas industry and our government to save our clean Water, fresh Air, and beautiful "Picture Province" from certain destruction.  Please join us in the forum for News, Videos, Reports and more.

Ban Fracking NB on Facebook

This FB page and our website are dedicated to securing a BAN on high volume slick-water hydraulic fracturing in NB. These resources are maintained by overworked volunteers in order to co-ordinate with others who are working towards this stated goal. We have done our research, and found there is NO middle ground. The industry's own data shows a systemic problem with wells leaking throughout the history of this industry. This is simply unacceptable, and not open for debate, for the same reason we don't debate the 'benefits' for rape in today's society.

Our Neighbours, who are here to learn the facts so they can make their own informed decision will always be welcome, and are encouraged to ask any questions they may have. We'll do our best to point you in the right direction.

Frack Free NB

New Brunswick is at a crossroads in its' history.

New Brunswickers Concerned about Shale Gas

Here we share news articles, reports and community activities related to shale gas development throughout New Brunswick and relevant jurisdictions.

CCNB Action - Conservation Council New Brunswick

Between November 2010 and March, 2011, CCNB was officially calling on the Government of New Brunswick to implement a moratorium on shale gas exploration and production until an appropriate regulatory framework was in place.  The staunch rejection of a moratorium by the Department of Natural Resources, combined with a lack of public inquiry and the mounting evidence against the safety of hydraulic fracturing and the entire development process of shale gas, CCNB has taken a stronger position:  ban shale gas development in New Brunswick.  Regulations cannot control the inherent risks associated with this industry and the risks are too high for our water, air, landscape and human health.

No Shale Gas

We are New Brunswick citizens who want to protect our province and the people who live here from the detrimental effects of shale gas development that have occurred in other jurisdictions with extensive shale gas development using slickwater hydraulic fracturing.

Parents Against Everyday Poisons (P.A.E.P.)

In an Industry where fully-grown lies appear more and more to masquerade as 'truth' - the Mothers and Fathers, indeed the Grandparents of Erie, CO and the Right to Farm Community in Wales, New York, and the folks in the tiny Town of Dish, Texas do not sit idly by and will not stand for a shabby counterfeit of the truth. These Mothers and Fathers and Grandparents fight for our children, our next generation with everything in their being and they are not about to stop.

While all of these Parents and Grandparents fear for their children's and grandchildren's health, they do not fear Oil and Gas Companies, for there is nothing too fearsome to face for a Mother or Father in the protection of their young. There is a drive, an instinct, that unmistakable warning signal that alerts them of dangers to their children.  We call it Mother's Instinct but the truth is that Father's too possess this wonderful trait.  Nature gives clear example of how a mother will defend her young.  Mothers in the wild such as polar bear mothers have been known to fight to the death to defend the life of their young bear cubs.

 A human mother (or father) becomes completely fearless in the face of danger where that danger concerns her/his  helpless offspring.   A threat to their child becomes the flashpoint - the point of no return - the point where the mother's one goal - her single-minded and sole focus is to remove all threat to her child - her beloved son or daughter.

When danger threatens - mothers can be counted on for several things - a Mother will possess an astonishingly razor-sharp mind completely focused on the eradication of danger, instantly equipped to face and neutralize the danger that threatens her child to the extent that her own well-being is no longer of any consequence.  A Mother will become the immovable, unstoppable force - a line drawn in the sand THAT YOU WILL NOT CROSS! - a force greater than any other on earth! 

It is our Raison D'etre - our Reason for Being - as Mothers - to defend our Children from any and all threats and we join with the Parents and Grandparents of Erie, Colorado along with the Parents and Grandparents of the Community of Wales, New York and with Fathers like Calvin Tillman who have fought the good fight in Dish Texas - we stand in solidarity with you in defence of your children.

Mothers - WE ARE the Leading Edge! -  the Unstoppable Force - the Immovable Obstacle rising up in our Communities and Community Centers, our Towns and in our Town Halls, our Villages and Recreation Centers, in our Cities, our Daycare Centers and Nursery Schools, our Elementary, Middle Schools, Junior and High Schools, on the Schoolyard and off, at Soccer Matches, in Football Fields and Baseball Diamonds, in our Churches and at our Places of Work  - in the United States AND Canada


Will YOU join the Fight to Protect Our Children? 
and Stand with Moms (and ALL Parents) Against Fracking?

Know Shale Gas NB

Support the Legal action to Stop Shale Gas in New Brunswick

We are New Brunswick citizens who want to protect our province and the people who live here from the detrimental effects of shale gas development that have occurred in other jurisdictions with extensive shale gas development using slickwater hydraulic fracturing.

Residents of Pavilion, Wyoming; Dimock, Pennsylvania; Fort Worth and Dish, Texas; and Rosebud, Alberta are all too familiar with the effects of shale gas development – water contamination, poor air quality, decreased property values, increased noise, and overall poorer quality of life.

Our members support our efforts to have an application before the courts seeking a declaratory judgment or an injunction against the Provincial government in order to prevent the approval of any additional activity for Shale Gas development in the province.

 Be ... Without Water. The Sequel


Newfoundland and Labrador


Save Gros Morne & Our West Coast

Save Gros Morne concerns the proposed hydraulic fracturing (fracking) along the West coast of Newfoundland. Highly controversial & dangerous, it has left water contaminated and people & animals sick where it has been used.
Toronto based, Shoal Point Energy are applying to do exploration, production drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at a number of locations on the west coast of Newfoundland in 2013. Namely, Sally's Cove, Lark Harbour and Shoal Point. A number of other locations of interest are Parsons Pond, St. Paul's, Trout River, Chimney Cove and Little Port.
This is an important issue for our region, and for the future of coastal communities here and around the Gulf, whose livelihoods have always come from renewable resources, namely fisheries and tourism. As Gros Morne is a major incentive for many people to visit Newfoundland and Labrador, it is an important issue for the whole province.
Any major development with potential for for environmental degradation will have disastrous consequences on the environment and economy of one of the strongest regions in rural Newfoundland and Labrador.
The "Save Gros Morne & our West Coast" Page is a vehicle to provide a forum for individuals to share information about the effects of fracking and the consequences it could have on our region.


This site is a vehicle to share information about the effects of fracking and the consequences it could have on our region, communities, and economies. 
... Given the region’s sensitive coastal environments, location along the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and resource-based economies, our groups advocate for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador to put a hold on slick-water hydraulic fracturing in the province until a thorough science-based and public review (including an assessment of the environmental, social, health, economic, and policy issues and risks) is conducted.

Prince Edward Island


Don't Frack with Our PEI Water

Stop oil and natural gas companies from fracking on PEI.

The Natural Gas exploration and drilling technique of 'fracking' has left a legacy of poisoned ground water and air in it's wake. Don't let PEI be next. Exploration rights for over 500,000 acres have been granted, although EEF Minister Brown has said he will await reviews elsewhere before he decides whether to allow fracking on PEI . Tell the government: Not on PEI! 

Don't Frack PEI

Don’t Frack PEI is a new group that was formed in January 2013 to address the concerns of the citizens of Prince Edward Island, Canada, about the prospect of Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking) coming to our Island.
... Fracking would damage our drinking water, our fisheries, our tourism industry, and the health of the most vulnerable in our society. Our 100% reliance on groundwater for drinking, along with our vertically fractured soft geology, when combined with the toxic carcinogens used for fracking, and the documented failure of gas well casings, results in an unacceptable level of risk to the citizens of PEI.
Organizations and individuals across PEI are joining us in our efforts to bring about a permanent moratorium on fracking, while encouraging the development of alternative energy sources and a reduction in energy use throughout the province.
We will use federal, provincial, and municipal laws, charters, and regulations to achieve this moratorium.

Nova Scotia

Stop Fracking In Nova Scotia

Communities throughout Nova Scotia are coming together and sharing intelligence, encouragement and support in order to protect our pristine water and unspoilt landscape. We need to guard the precious water and air of Nova Scotia - so that they can be kept pure for generations to come; so that our plants, animals and fish are not threatened; so that our homes, livelihoods and businesses survive and grow.

Save Lake Ainslie

The Province of Nova Scotia has an on-shore agreement with Petroworth Resources Inc. Petroworth's oil/gas exploration and development rights spread over the 383,000 acre area called the "Ainslie Block," ... 

... A number of concerns have been raised about Petroworth's development of the Mac Isaac Point site, including: the proximity of homes to the proposed well, the imminent pollution of the air, water & ground, the lack of government/industry accountability, due diligence & transparency, the threat to health & public safety, and a host of other social, economic and political issues. We ask you to view the information herein and come to your own conclusions about oil and gas drilling in the "Ainslie Block".

Protect Lake Ainslie

PetroWorth Resources Inc. plans to drill for oil and shale gas in the Lake Ainslie Block area of Cape Breton. This group is for people who are concerned about potential environmental and health risks associated with this activity.

We all deserve to have our questions answered. We also have a responsibility to protect Cape Breton, one of the most beautiful pristine places on earth.

Protect Lake Ainslie is a message board for people concerned about potential environmental and health risks associated with oil and gas development in Inverness County, Cape Breton.

Photos Courtesy Miles Howe - Source: Halifax Media Co-op


 NOFRAC - Nova Scotia Fracking Resource and Action Coalition

NOFRAC, the Nova Scotia Fracking Resource and Action Coalition, is a group comprising more than 50 members, representing more than 15 environmental and community organizations. NOFRAC members reside in all seven of the on-shore petroleum lease agreement blocks.  The coalition was formed in December 2010 to share information about the risks of hydraulic fracturing and the development of shale gas in Nova Scotia, and to raise public awareness about the risks of these practices.


NOFRAC on Facebook 




No Fracking - Windsor Block Nova Scotia 





Les Ami(e)s du Richelieu (Friends of the Richelieu)

Un regard bilingue plein d'amour sur la rivière Richelieu et les effets des humains sur les veines de notre planète: nos rivières.

A bilingual and loving spotlight on the Richelieu River and how humans interact with the lifeblood of the planet: our rivers.

Afin de souligner les deux ans de travail monial que fait Johanne Dion avec sa revue de presse quotidienne sur les gaz de schiste en Amérique du Nord, la Fondation Rivières aimerait exprimer sa gratitude pour sa participation…. Nous profitons de l’occasion pour vous la présenter en quelques mots en vous suggérant de signer la pétition pour un moratoire complet et durable sur l’exploitation des gaz de schiste. … Dès décembre 2008, elle sonna l’alarme en dénonçant le silence médiatique sur les impacts environnementaux et sociaux de l’exploitation gazière par fracturation hydraulique au Québec.
Johanne Dion, a dedicated citizen August 14, 2012
To celebrate two years of studious work done by Johanne Dion and her daily press review on shale gas in North America, Fondation Rivières would like to express our gratitude…. This gives us the opportunity to let you know her better and ask you to sign the petition for a complete moratorium on shale gas extraction. … In December 2008, she blew the whistle on the Quebec media silence about the environmental and social impacts of fracking method used to extract shale gas.

Gaz de Schiste Provence




Stop Fracking Ontario

Stop Fracking Ontario is a web project to inform and promote opposition toward fracking in Ontario, and the surrounding region, and elsewhere.





Stop the Hogs!





Ernst v. EnCana Corporation

Multi-Million Dollar Landmark North American Lawsuit on Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Impact on Groundwater

Suit accuses EnCana, Alberta Environment and Energy Resources Conservation Board of negligence and unlawful activities. Case presented at the United Nations in New York.

Photo - Colin SmithJessica Ernst, a 55-year-old scientist with 30 years of petroleum industry experience, is suing the Alberta government, Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) and EnCana for negligence and unlawful activities.

Nearly a decade ago, EnCana, one of the world's largest natural gas producers, began a risky and experimental drilling program that applied intense shallow hydraulic fracturing throughout central Alberta. Ms. Ernst's statement of claim alleges that EnCana broke multiple provincial laws and regulations and contaminated a shallow aquifer that supplied drinking water to the Rosebud community with natural gas and toxic industry-related chemicals. The claim methodically reports how Alberta's two key groundwater regulators, Alberta Environment and the ERCB, "failed to follow the investigation and enforcement processes that they had established and publicized." The allegations have yet to be proven in court. Hydraulic fracturing uses "brute force" to blast open oil, gas and coal formations with highly pressurized chemical fluids or gases. It is the subject of serious government investigations throughout North America.

In 2002, the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment held a Linking Water Science to Policy Workshop. The workshop report concluded that unconventional natural gas drilling posed a real threat to groundwater quality and quantity, and that the nation needs "baseline hydrogeological investigations ... to be able to recognize and track groundwater contaminants." Not until nine years later on September 21, 2011, did the Canadian government announce that it would initiate two reviews to determine whether hydraulic fracturing is harming the environment.

International Woman of Courage Award - Oct.1.2011 

UNANIMA International is extremely pleased to present its fourth annual award for a woman of courage - one who embodies those qualities which we believe essential for the advancement of women everywhere - solidarity, a passion for human rights, commitment, and courage in the face of power which threatens life.

The UNANIMA International WOMAN OF COURAGE award is symbolized by this flame, which captures the passion, energy and commitment that Jessica demonstrates in trying to protect our environment and especially the natural resource of water. 



The flame is mounted on a piece of oak from the mighty oak tree known for it's strength and endurance. The oak tree is one that is deeply anchored and steadfast amidst buffeting by winds and storms. It also symbolizes a perennial birthing of new life and hope. The copper plate on which her name is engraved is also a symbol of the deeply spiritual values which underlie the passion she has in her struggle to overcome the injustices brought about by the predatory search for profits at whatever cost to present and future generations.

Her voice has become a source of hope and empowerment for all of us engaged in this same struggle.

Jessica Ernst embodies these values and generates life and hope.



The Wise Family Farm - Rockyford, Alberta

Airing our laundry in public is not my family's way to do business but we are exhausted by the relentless badgering of one industry representative after another interfering in our professional and private lives any time they decide to.  Add that to the mounting list of broken promises outmatched only by the growing list of grievances, always waiting for the next shoe to drop and living in a constant state of battle readiness is agony. 

We have sympathetically yet quietly watched how EnCana, the regulator and government officials have mistreated our friends and neighbours brave enough to go public with horror stories about their own land and water contamination cases.  Asked why they made the decision to make their otherwise private business dealings public, the answers are the same.


N. Donna Wise - You Will Not Take My Voice    



Alberta Surface Rights Group

Advocating for the future of Alberta's land and water.

'Our land is more valuable than your money. As long as the sun shines and the waters flow, this land will be here to give life to men and animals. We cannot sell the lives of men and animals. It was put here by the Great Spirit and we cannot sell it because it does not belong to us.'-Isapo-Muxika, Crowfoot, Blackfoot Chief, 1880

This site is designed to be an information resource on fracking, the deal between KRI, Murphy Oil, and Bowood Energy, and information on how to take action.  We urge you to get informed, get involved, and PROTECT BLOOD LAND.



Arrests Made in Blood Tribe Fracking Blockade

Written by Meghan Grant

Three women from the Kainai Blood Tribe have been arrested in connection with a protest at a fracking operation in southern Alberta.

Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, Jill Crop Eared Wolf and Lois Frank were arrested Saturday and charged with trespassing and intimidation after a convoy of Murphy Oil trucks was blocked overnight Friday. About a dozen Blood Tribe members reportedly participated in the blockade.

Tailfeathers said members of the band feel betrayed by their chief and council who, without consulting tribal members, leased half of the Blood Tribe land in southern Alberta, which lies between the Old Man, St. Mary and Belly rivers.'…


Peaceful Protestors Charged with 'Intimidation'

By Kimlee Wong - APTN National News, Cardston AB






Three Kainai women from the Blood reserve in southern Alberta appeared in Cardston provincial court on Dec. 21 after being arrested by Blood Tribe police and charged with 'intimidation' for blocking the highway.

Lois Frank, Elle-Maija Apiniskim Tailfeathers and Jill Crop Eared Wolf are members of a group called the Kainai Earth Watch.



Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Lois Frank charged with 'intimidation'The charges came as a result of a Sept. 9 non-violent protest against hydraulic fracking on their lands. The women stood in front of Murphy Oil company trucks, refusing to let the trucks leave an oil well site on the reserve.













Environmental regulations on reserve are less comprehensive than Canadian standards. Former Auditor General Sheila Fraser in her 2011 update, warned that it will take a lot of time for First Nation standards to be improved to meet the standards other Canadians take for granted.




'First Nation reserves may still be years away from having drinking water protection comparable to what exists off-reserve in Canada,' Fraser wrote. 






In 2010, the Blood Tribe chief and council signed a five-year lease agreement with two oil and gas companies, Murphy Oil and Bowood Energy, giving them drilling rights to roughly half of the community’s land base.

The women who were arrested say the community never had a say in the agreement.

... A grandmother of seven and a former University of Lethbridge lecturer, Frank said she believes fracking is already damaging the land and she is worried about her community’s well-being. She said the two earthquakes listed by Natural Resources Canada on Dec. 5 were in the area of the oil and gas well where she and the other women were arrested. She also believes that the Dec. 8 closing of the community school due to strong gas smells and sickness in the children are also related to the fracking. 












'I’m not the one who should be in court, it should be the oil companies,' said Frank.


As evidence that her concerns are justified, she points to the growing list of communities who are declaring moratoriums on fracking until more studies have been done and an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study that found water contamination from fracking to be a cause of serious concern.

First Nations leaders have long complained that when accidents do happen on or near their lands, it’s their communities, not the companies, that are stuck with the tab and the adverse health effects.

Frank said she understands the difficult position chiefs are in as they try to provide for their communities in a system of chronic under-funding, but feels that the strength of their people and community can only come by protecting the integrity of the lands and waters.


KLEW - Kainai Lethbridge Earth Watch

Kainai Lethbridge Earth Watch (KLEW) is committed to protecting life for all species on earth. This requires clean air and water, healthy soil and biodiversity. We are committed to promoting public awareness and we pledge to live in harmony with nature.

KLEW is committed to promoting clean water for all Albertans as a basic human right. Serious water quality issues arising from the drilling technique “Hydraulic Fracturing” or fracking for oil and gas, have not been studied and we are requesting all levels of government to place a moratorium on fracking immediately, pending an independent scientific review of this destructive drilling technique.

KLEW is working to achieve a sustainable future on planet earth.  Sustainability is our society’s ability to endure over a prolonged period as an integral part of Earth’s natural systems.  Collaborating with other organizations and cultures, we are calling on Governments and Industry to facilitate a speedy shift away from fossil fuels towards low impact renewable energy sources.


June 20, 2012

PRESS RELEASE  -  Crown Decides Not to Prosecute University Professor and Grandmother Lois Frank

At her seventh appearance at Cardston Provincial Court on today, counsel for the prosecution informed the Court that the Crown directs a stay of proceedings. Frank had been arrested and charged with 'intimidation' under Section 423 (1) (G) of the Criminal Code for standing in front of Murphy Oil and GASFRAC trucks on September 9, 2011 near an oil well site on the Blood Reserve.

Frank, a member of the Blood Tribe, had earlier filed Notice of a Constitutional Question and had informed the Court that she pleaded 'not guilty' to the charges.





British Columbia


Sacred Headwaters - Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition (SWCC)

This campaign was founded upon the hard work of our watershed communities

We want to make sure that all people who visit this page to learn about the Sacred Headwaters campaign understand that this has been a successful battle because of the hard work of the communities that live in the 3 watersheds.  Most importantly, it has been successful because of the Klabona Keepers - a group of Tahltan Elders who blocked the only access road to the Sacred Headwaters. 

These Elders are the reason the Sacred Headwaters have not been industrialized.  They have been arrested, dragged through the courts and have even been sued by Shell.  They have remained vigilant as the protectors of the Sacred Headwaters.  We honour the Elders of the Sacred Headwaters and they are in our minds and hearts with all of the work we do to protect this place once and for all.

The scoop on the Sacred Headwaters

In 2004, Shell Canada (now Royal Dutch Shell) was awarded a 400,000 hectare tenure to develop coalbed methane (CBM) in the Sacred Headwaters in northwest British Columbia.  Due to massive opposition throughout the region and within the Province of BC, the BC Government made a great decision and imposed a 4 year moratorium stalling the development in its tracks.  That moratorium expires this December!! 

Watch the 4-minute award-winning, documentary Nigeria North to learn more.



Keep the Sacred Headwaters Sacred!

Ask Premier Christy Clark to protect the Sacred Headwaters.

Only a few months remain on a moratorium that currently prevents Shell from transforming a wilderness in northwestern British Columbia into barren land of gas wells and roads. The Sacred Headwaters is the source of three of North America's most productive salmon-bearing rivers, and critical habitat for moose, bears, and caribou. The landscape supports thriving salmon and wildlife populations, and local cultures and economies. Broad community opposition convinced BC's government to place a moratorium on Shell's plans. But the moratorium expires on December 5, 2012, a few months from now.

By signing your name to this letter, you are joining others in telling BC's government to protect the Sacred Headwaters for good. The letter and collective signatures will be delivered to Premier Clark and the Honourable Rich Coleman.

Sign the petition HERE! 


Stop Fracking British Columbia - British Columbia Tap Water Alliance

According to Will Koop, coordinator of the B.C. Tap Water Alliance, the shale (gas) issue (in northeastern British Columbia) is one that presents 'a deep set of problems for the future, both environmentally and politically'. (Georgia Straight newspaper, December 29, 2010)


CCCBM East Kootenay - Citizens Concerned About Coalbed Methane

Protecting the Kootenays from Bad Gas.

The Citizens Concerned about Coalbed Methane - East Kootenay is a community group based in Fernie, BC. The group consists of many citizens and citizens groups that share a common concern about the development of coalbed methane mining in British Columbia, Canada.





Yukoners Concerned About Oil & Gas Exploration/Development





Keepers of the Water

The Keepers of the Water is comprised of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples; environmental groups; concerned citizens; and communities working together for the protection of air, water, and land - and thus, for all living things today and tomorrow in the Arctic Drainage Basin. 

The Keepers of the Water movement was born during the first Keepers of the Water Gathering in Liidlii Kui, Denendeh/Fort Simpson, NWT, held on September 7, 2006. This Gathering was called because the people of the northern Mackenzie River Basin were becoming alarmed with reports of increased turbidity and toxicity, and decreased volume of water in their watershed. What was happening to the water and the ecosystems that relied upon it? Meeting on the shores of the great Deh Cho (Mackenzie River), a gathering of Elders from the north created the Keepers of the Water Declaration:

Water is a sacred gift, an essential element that sustains and connects all life. It is not a commodity to be bought or sold. All people share an obligation to cooperate to ensure that water in all of its forms is protected and conserved with regard to the needs of all living things today and for future generations tomorrow.

- Keepers of the Water Declaration, Sept. 7th, 2006


Shallow Waters - Ta'Kaiya Blaney is Sliammon First Nation from BC, Canada 



Council of Canadians

The Council of Canadians opposes fracking because of its high water use, its high carbon emissions, its impacts on human health, the disruption it causes to wildlife, and the danger it poses to groundwater and local drinking water. We are calling for a country-wide stop to fracking operations.


Global Frackdown

Fracking for oil and gas poses a direct and immediate threat to our drinking water, our health and our communities. But the oil and gas industry is ramping up its PR machine to try and convince the public and decision makers that fracking is safe. It’s time to fight back in our communities with a Global Frackdown!

There is a tremendous amount of organizing going on across the world to protect our water and our communities from fracking.




When We Stand Together - Nickelback

Filmed in beautiful South Africa


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