Joel Rogers is a resident of River John, NS.
Read his submission here:
“As I look out my window, there would be a multi-well drill pad within a mile if UGD goes ahead. 24 hour lights and noise. More well pads a mile from each other help complete the industrialization of our quiet rural refuge. Trucks by the dozen would be delivering chemicals, water and sand tearing up the roads. Various chemicals would be leaking into the air and water. My neighbors with wealth would move away. Most of us would have to stay including the wildlife , breathe the poisons and drink the water. Tourism, organic agriculture,and much else would disappear. People would no longer bring their pensions and retire here. So much would change and not for the better.”