Fracking ban in New Brunswick will remain indefinitely, says provincial energy minister

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Donald Arseneault said there was no way the industry could proceed right now because of the situation left by the previous provincial government

FREDERICTON — A moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, imposed by New Brunswick’s Liberal government in December 2014, will remain in place indefinitely, the province’s energy minister announced Friday.

“We have been clear we would not allow this activity to go forward unless our five conditions were met,” Donald Arseneault said.

“Creating jobs is our number one priority, but not at any cost. It is clear that our conditions cannot be satisfied in the foreseeable future.”

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