News: Science of trouble at the Alton Gas project site

The company points to years of study to bolster its argument that the Alton Gas project is not harmful to the Shubenacadie River system or the environment. A longtime weir fisherman counters that the science from those studies is flawed and incomplete.


Darren Porter, a weir fisherman from Bramber, Hants County, stands by the Mi’kmaq truck house along the bank of the Shubenadie River estuary. Porter says the company behind the Alton Gas project does not have the social licence to go ahead with releasing large amounts of salt into the Shubenacadie River system. (FRANCIS CAMPBELL / Local Xpress)

FORT ELLIS, Colchester County — Controversy continues to bubble quietly along the shore of the Shubenacadie River estuary.

“I’m here to stop Alton Gas,” an understated but defiant Michelle Paul said late Friday afternoon as she and her young daughter busied themselves at the Mi’kmaq truck house set up by the river near Fort Ellis.

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