"Anti-Fracking Activists Denied Injunction in Canada"

"FREDERICTON, Canada -- A judge ruled here Monday against an injunction to suspend controversial shale gas exploration activities in Kent County, New Brunswick, which last month created headlines across North America when protests in the area turned violent as activists burned police cars amid dozens of arrests."

"The injunction was filed last week by the Elsipogtog First Nation, who fear the exploration activity will lead to shale gas extraction – known as "fracking'' – and will harm their land and water.

Justice Judy Clendening of the New Brunswick Queen's Court Bench made the ruling on the injunction, which had been filed by Elsipogtog Chief Aaron Sock and the First Nation band council against the government of New Brunswick, SWN Resources Canada and a provincial umbrella group of First Nations Chiefs."

Andrea Schmidt reports for Aljazeera America November 18, 2013.

Source: Aljazeera, 11/19/2013