"In Depth: Shale Gas Exploration in Quebec"

"Deep below the farmland and forests of central Quebec lie reservoirs of natural gas that could meet the province's energy needs for 200 years, bring in new revenue to the government and wean trucking companies and factories off high-polluting oil.

But getting shale gas out of the ground could contaminate drinking water, disturb people with loud drilling noise and boost greenhouse-gas emissions in a province that has pledged to be a North American leader in the fight against climate change."

Monique Beaudin reports for the Montreal Gazette November 15, 2010.

Source: Montreal Gazette, 11/16/2010