AllNovaScotia.com reports, “Petroworth Resources has lost its (Alberta-based) farm-in partner for its exploratory oil well (near Lake Ainslie) in Cape Breton after that company was spooked by an anti-fracking protest that blockaded the Canso Causeway in September. ‘It’s extremely frustrating’, Petroworth president and CEO Neal Mednick said Wednesday.”

Atlantic organizer Angela Giles’ blog about the Council of Canadians presence at the protest in Auld’s Cove, Nova Scotia that “spooked” Petroworth’s partner can be read at http://canadians.org/blog/?p=16730. In that blog, she writes, “Hundreds of people driving to and from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, were greeted by a large gathering as part of Global Frackdown – a worldwide day of action and solidarity, intended to ’send a message to elected officials in our communities and across the globe that we want a future fueled by clean, renewable energy, not dirty, polluting fossil fuels’.”

The permit issued by the provincial government of Nova Scotia to Petroworth to drill by Lake Ainslie expires on July 15, 2013.

To read about our efforts to protect Lake Ainslie, Nova Scotia’s largest freshwater lake, from oil and gas drilling, go to http://canadians.org/blog/?s=%22lake+ainslie%22.

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Brent Patterson

Brent Patterson is a political activist and writer. He has worked in solidarity with revolutionary Nicaragua, advocated for the rights of prisoners in jails and federal prisons, taken part in civil...