Citizen groups demand Quebec shale gas moratorium, petition numbers rise

Citizen groups in Quebec are disturbed by the provincial government’s gung-ho approach to shale gas development. “With shale gas the government refuses to say, ‘Maybe it’s not a good idea,’ and it’s distressing because there are a lot of citizens saying, ‘Stop it!’” said Kim Cornelissen, vice-president of the Quebec Association Against Atmospheric Pollution (AQLPA), …