SAINT JOHN, N.B. – A political activist believes the shale gas industry would be a dream for an province in debt, but it should only be a dream.

Greg Cook attended the final public consultation on shale gas exploration last night in Norton.

He says short-term jobs and minimum royalty rates may actually result in negative revenue for New Brunswick in the long run. “For maintenance of infrastructure, depreciated property values, environmental damage, and health services for the injured and ill.”

Around 250 people gathered at the Norton legion to express their opinions on the controversial practice.

New Brunswickers now have until September 18th to comment on 116 recommended actions and standards for the provincial gas industry.

He says short-term jobs and minimum royalty rates may actually result in negative revenue for New Brunswick in the long run. “For maintenance of infrastructure, depreciated property values, environmental damage, and health services for the injured and ill.”

Around 250 people gathered at the Norton legion to express their opinions on the controversial practice.

New Brunswickers now have until September 18th to comment on 116 recommended actions and standards for the provincial gas industry.