New Brunswick College of Family Physicians seek hydro-fracking moratorium

Doctors seek hydro-fracking moratorium, New Brunswick College of Family Physicians writes letter to legislature by CBC News, April 25, 2012
Doctors are worried the potential risks outweigh the benefits, president Dr. Anick Pelletier stated in a recent letter to members of the legislature on the issue. “By this letter, we are urging you to protect our valuable resources and the public’s health by putting a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing development in New Brunswick until further research can prove that the benefits clearly outweigh the risk of this practice,” Pelletier wrote. The group, which represents about 700 family doctors in the province, is concerned about the potential contamination of public water supplies, as well as possible air pollution or toxic spills, she said.

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