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Seismic vibrators blocked in Stanley

by Tracy Glynn from the NB Media Co-op

Residents of Stanley and supporters from as far away as northeastern New Brunswick block seismic vibrators upon discovering their activity on roads in Stanley, NB. Photo: Tracy Glynn.
Alma Brooks of St. Mary's First Nation and Vicki Oland of Durham Bridge chat at the blockade of seismic vibrators in Stanley, NB. Photo: Tracy Glynn.
Cars block seismic trucks in Stanley, NB on August 9, 2011. Photo: Tracy Glynn.
A woman uses her shale gas protest sign as shade during a hot afternoon at the seismic truck blockade in Stanley. Photo: Tracy Glynn.
A man draws attention to the impacts of shale gas activity on water and wildlife with his sign at the blockade of seismic vibrators in Stanley. Photo: Carla Gunn.
A child walks past the seismic truck blockade in Stanley, NB on August 9, 2011. Photo: Tracy Glynn.
Penniac anti-shale gas protesters sit on a tow truck carrying a seismic vibrator truck. Photo: Tracy Glynn.
A sign of love for the Nashwaak River Valley. Photo: Tracy Glynn.
Messages for the shale gas industry line trucks that have been stopped in the blockade in Stanley. Photo: Tracy Glynn.
Resting at the site of a blockade of seismic trucks in Stanley. Photo: Carla Gunn.
A RCMP officer calls in a mediator at around 4:00pm. Photo: Tracy Glynn.

Tuesday, 09 August 2011

Over 100 people have joined an ongoing blockade of seismic vibrators on a dirt road in Stanley, a village 30 kilometres north of Fredericton. The blockade began on Tuesday morning, August 9th, when residents were informed of seismic vibrators passing through their community. Seismic vibrators are used in gathering data on shale gas reserves. A number of cars passed the trucks then blocked the road to prevent the passage of the seismic vibrators.

This article appears originally at www.nbmediacoop.org. The Halifax Media Coop thanks our New Brunswick counterparts for sharing.

 

 

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