Retrospective:New Brunswick’s Fracking Failure Of 2013

Retrospective:New Brunswick’s Fracking Failure Of 2013

Hosted by Patty Quinn
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 6 PM – 9 PM

We welcome Miles Howe to Mt Allison on Feb 5th, 2020 at 6pm to 7pm in the Wu Center, Sir James Dunn Bldg Rm 113

Event Title: Retrospective: New Brunswick’s Fracking Failure of 2013

Drop-down: Mismanaged regulators, a compromised consultation policy, environmental oversight in absentia, police and private security in cahoots, and a ‘silver bullet’ economic plan that was nothing but bluster – Seven years on, we take a look back at the events that brought about New Brunswick’s ‘Fracking Moratorium’.

We’ll talk about how it started, how it all went down, and where it has left us.

Bio: Miles Howe is the author of ‘Debriefing Elsipogtog: The Anatomy of a Struggle’ and is a PhD candidate in the Department of Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. He currently studies propaganda, disinformation and the production of Canadian irreality.

— Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything
“Debriefing Elsipogtog is an intimate account of shale gas resistance on Mi’kmaq territory in 2013 that can only be told by someone who documented the moments of that historic struggle. Miles Howe’s coverage of shale gas opposition in New Brunswick’s Kent County not only told the stories of land defenders resisting shale gas, it exposed many uncomfortable truths that perpetuate colonial relations and environmental destruction. Howe’s book is a needed reflection of the movement from those within the movement and is useful to grassroots movements everywhere opposing extreme energy extraction.”
— Tracy Glynn, New Brunswick Media Co-op
“Miles Howe has a remarkable nose for a story and an enviable knack for being at the flashpoints of social change. His acute critical intelligence and his unwavering moral compass lead him unerringly to the heart of the events he chooses to cover. I don’t know who else could have told the story of the Elsipogtog confrontation both passionately and dispassionately, as an insider who also sees the events in a long historical context and simultaneously views them with a keen eye to the future. We’re lucky he was there; this is likely to be the only such book about this transformative moment in Maritime social history.”

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