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Monday, 28 May 2012 23:55

Shale Gas Text Message Action

With a very simple text message procedure, a 'No Shale Gas" message is sent to all 55 MLAs and the Premier. Each cell phone can send the text message twice, once in English and again once in French. This Action was made possible with the support of the Council of Canadians.


The procedure takes about 10-15 seconds, and is stated below in Blue (first in French, then in English).


You're simply sending a text to number 123411. Type in either "ngs" (French) or "nsg" (English). It's not case sensitive. Once you've sent it, you will then receive a text message in reply,  at which point you simply type your "firstname lastname" in reply. 


It's as easy as breathing deep.  You will receive a final reply that states the message to the MLAs (it is a short text basically asking for a ban on shale gas in NB).


Please spread the word around to your contacts. Stephanie Merrill presented over 12,000 signatures on the CCNB petition in a session of the Legislature on Tuesday Nov 29th 2011.  Imagine if we could get 12,000 + people using this text message action!  Tell your Peeps! 


Here are the instructions. Have fun!  

Français

1. Vous allez écrire une texte au « 123411 »
2. Dans le message, écrivez tout simplement « NGS » pour Non au Gaz de Schiste, et envoyez-le.
3. Vous allez recevoir une réponse presqu’immédiatement; répondez avec votre nom
4. Votre lettre à été envoyer à tous les 55 (cinquante-cinq) membres de l’Assemblée législative! Vous pouvez seulement le faire une fois en chaque langue par téléphone cellulaire.


English

1. We’ are going to send a text to “123411”
2. In the body of the message, type “NSG” for No Shale Gas, and click on send.
3. You’ will get a response almost immediately; respond to that with your first and last name
4. You’ will get a thank-you note, indicating your letter has been sent to all 55 MLAs. This action can only be performed once in each language, per cell phone

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DR. ANTHONY INGRAFFEA TO SPEAK IN MONCTON ON NOV.  30 AND IN HAMPTON ON DEC. 1.

The following includes an excerpt from the Nov. 2011 issue of Scientific American, in The Truth About Fracking.


Dr. Anthony Ingraffea will be presenting  in Moncton, November 30th at the Capitol Theatre and at Hampton High School on Thursday, Dec.  1st at 7:00 p.m.. He will explore myths and realities of large-scale development of unconventional natural gas resources.

On a local scale, these concern geological aspects and the resulting use of directional drilling, high-volume, slickwater,hydraulic fracturing, multi-well pad arrangements and the impacts of these technologies on waste production and disposal.  On a global scale,  he will explore  the cumulative impact on greenhouse gas loading of the atmosphere.   Dr. Ingraffea is known for his clear and straight-forward explanations of these rather complex processes using visual displays and down to earth language.

Dr. Ingraffea is the Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering and a Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow at Cornell University.  He participated in research and development for the oil and gas industry for 25 years, specializing in hydraulic fracture simulation and pipeline safety and twice won the National Research Council/U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics Award for Research in Rock Mechanics.

Dr. Ingraffea became a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1991;  he became Co-Editor-in-Chief of Engineering Fracture Mechanics in 2005;  he won ASTM’s George Irwin Award for outstanding research in fracture mechanics in 2006;  and in 2009,  he was named a Fellow of the International Congress on Fracture.  Recently,  he has been deeply engaged in informal education regarding the topic of this lecture with over 50 public presentations over the last year.

This event is part of the Shale Gas Speaker Series and is sponsored by CCNB Action and New Brunswick Shale Gas Alliance Member Groups throughout the Province.

This is a unique opportunity to become well informed about the most controversial issue facing New Brunswickers today.

Contact info: 

Carl Wolpin:  crwolpin@xplornet.com  832-7827

Chris Rendell:  appsolca@yahoo.ca 832-4660

NB Groups Want The Provincial Government To Heed Their Message
For Immediate Release
September 16, 2011

Moncton -- On Saturday, September 17, the anti-shale gas network of citizens have planned
another march for New Brunswickers to say “NO!” to shale gas in the downtown core of
Moncton.

More than 2 dozen groups from around the province, from places like Cornhill, Sackville,
Taymouth and Hampton, recently announced the network they’ve formed to stop shale gas
development in New Brunswick, and their next step is to hold another rally to continue sending
their message to the provincial government that the shale gas industry is not welcome here.

This grassroots movement has committed itself to informing their fellow New Brunswickers of
the dangers of shale gas. “It’s shameful that our government has not honestly engaged and
informed its citizens of the dangers of this industry,” says Debra Hopper, a spokesperson for Our
Environment, Our Choice, Notre Environnement, Notre Choix. “We have an intelligent group
here. We have done our homework; now the government needs to do the same. It has been
reading off of cheat sheets provided by industry. The same tired lines that we’re all sick of
hearing. The people of New Brunswick have a right to know what we are really facing.”

“We ask that our government do its job in protecting our life sustaining resources against an
industry that is advancing at an accelerated rate and that threatens our quality of life for
generations to come. Once the damages are done, there is no return,” says Patricia Léger,
spokesperson for Memramcook Action. “We cannot expect industry to warn us of the dangers of
this toxic method of extracting natural gas and our government seems to only be listening to
industry.”

In our ongoing effort to get the facts about the dangers of shale gas drilling out into the open, a
second march is being held this time in Moncton.  It will begin at 12:00 noon at the Hal Betts
Ball Fields – Moncton SportPlex, located at 250 Assomption Blvd at the corner of Vaughn
Harvey. Protesters will march along Vaughn Harvey Blvd, and down Main Street before
congregating at Moncton City Hall, next to SWN Offices.  We invite all water drinkers and air
breathers to join us in our PEACEFUL display of democracy in action. 

At City Hall, there will be speakers from various groups and communities from across the
province, including the Youth Environmental Action Network, Elsipogtog First Nation, Friends
of Mount Carleton, the Maliseet Grand Council, and Ban Fracking NB. 

Media Contacts:
Our Environment, Our Choice, Notre Envrionnement, Notre Choix, Denise Melanson: 523-9467
Quality of Life Initiative, Otty Forgrave: 839-2326
CCNB Action, Stephanie Merrill: 261-8317
Ban Fracking NB, Terri Telasco: 866-7658
New Brunswickers Against Fracking, Mary de La Valette: 369-1995
Council of Canadians, St. John Chapter, Carol Ring: 847-0953
Grand Lake Watershed Guardians, Amy Sullivan: 339-1980 or 339-5324
Sierra Club Atlantic, Hazel Richardson: 452-8915

DR. ANTHONY INGRAFFEA TO SPEAK IN MONCTON ON NOV.  30 AND IN HAMPTON ON DEC. 1.

The following includes an excerpt from the Nov. 2011 issue of Scientific American, in The Truth About Fracking.


Dr. Anthony Ingraffea will be presenting  in Moncton, November 30th at the Capitol Theatre and at Hampton High School on Thursday, Dec.  1st at 7:00 p.m.. He will explore myths and realities of large-scale development of unconventional natural gas resources.

 

On a local scale, these concern geological aspects and the resulting use of directional drilling, high-volume, slickwater,hydraulic fracturing, multi-well pad arrangements and the impacts of these technologies on waste production and disposal.  On a global scale,  he will explore  the cumulative impact on greenhouse gas loading of the atmosphere.   Dr. Ingraffea is known for his clear and straight-forward explanations of these rather complex processes using visual displays and down to earth language.

 

Dr. Ingraffea is the Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering and a Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow at Cornell University.  He participated in research and development for the oil and gas industry for 25 years, specializing in hydraulic fracture simulation and pipeline safety and twice won the National Research Council/U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics Award for Research in Rock Mechanics.

 

Dr. Ingraffea became a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1991;  he became Co-Editor-in-Chief of Engineering Fracture Mechanics in 2005;  he won ASTM’s George Irwin Award for outstanding research in fracture mechanics in 2006;  and in 2009,  he was named a Fellow of the International Congress on Fracture.  Recently,  he has been deeply engaged in informal education regarding the topic of this lecture with over 50 public presentations over the last year.

 

This event is part of the Shale Gas Speaker Series and is sponsored by CCNB Action and New Brunswick Shale Gas Alliance Member Groups throughout the Province.

This is a unique opportunity to become well informed about the most controversial issue facing New Brunswickers today.

 

Contact info: 

Carl Wolpin:  crwolpin@xplornet.com  832-7827

Chris Rendell:  appsolca@yahoo.ca 832-4660

Published in News from Groups

NB Groups Want The Provincial Government To Heed Their Message
For Immediate Release
September 16, 2011

Moncton -- On Saturday, September 17, the anti-shale gas network of citizens have planned
another march for New Brunswickers to say “NO!” to shale gas in the downtown core of
Moncton.

More than 2 dozen groups from around the province, from places like Cornhill, Sackville,
Taymouth and Hampton, recently announced the network they’ve formed to stop shale gas
development in New Brunswick, and their next step is to hold another rally to continue sending
their message to the provincial government that the shale gas industry is not welcome here.

This grassroots movement has committed itself to informing their fellow New Brunswickers of
the dangers of shale gas. “It’s shameful that our government has not honestly engaged and
informed its citizens of the dangers of this industry,” says Debra Hopper, a spokesperson for Our
Environment, Our Choice, Notre Environnement, Notre Choix. “We have an intelligent group
here. We have done our homework; now the government needs to do the same. It has been
reading off of cheat sheets provided by industry. The same tired lines that we’re all sick of
hearing. The people of New Brunswick have a right to know what we are really facing.”

“We ask that our government do its job in protecting our life sustaining resources against an
industry that is advancing at an accelerated rate and that threatens our quality of life for
generations to come. Once the damages are done, there is no return,” says Patricia Léger,
spokesperson for Memramcook Action. “We cannot expect industry to warn us of the dangers of
this toxic method of extracting natural gas and our government seems to only be listening to
industry.”

In our ongoing effort to get the facts about the dangers of shale gas drilling out into the open, a
second march is being held this time in Moncton.  It will begin at 12:00 noon at the Hal Betts
Ball Fields – Moncton SportPlex, located at 250 Assomption Blvd at the corner of Vaughn
Harvey. Protesters will march along Vaughn Harvey Blvd, and down Main Street before
congregating at Moncton City Hall, next to SWN Offices.  We invite all water drinkers and air
breathers to join us in our PEACEFUL display of democracy in action. 

At City Hall, there will be speakers from various groups and communities from across the
province, including the Youth Environmental Action Network, Elsipogtog First Nation, Friends
of Mount Carleton, the Maliseet Grand Council, and Ban Fracking NB. 

Media Contacts:
Our Environment, Our Choice, Notre Envrionnement, Notre Choix, Denise Melanson: 523-9467
Quality of Life Initiative, Otty Forgrave: 839-2326
CCNB Action, Stephanie Merrill: 261-8317
Ban Fracking NB, Terri Telasco: 866-7658
New Brunswickers Against Fracking, Mary de La Valette: 369-1995
Council of Canadians, St. John Chapter, Carol Ring: 847-0953
Grand Lake Watershed Guardians, Amy Sullivan: 339-1980 or 339-5324
Sierra Club Atlantic, Hazel Richardson: 452-8915

Published in News from Groups