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SWN Resources wraps up controversial seismic testing in New Brunswick

by The Canadian Press    

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The company was granted an injunction to set up a buffer zone around its equipment after protests outside its compound in October turned violent.

REXTON, N.B.—SWN Resources Canada says it has wrapped up seismic testing in New Brunswick.

The company’s work has been subject to ongoing protest by opponents of shale gas development in the province.

In October, a protest near Rexton turned violent when police enforced a court-ordered injunction to halt the blockade of a compound used by SWN Resources to store equipment.

Officers arrested 40 people and six police vehicles were burned.

SWN Resources, a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S.-based Southwestern Energy Company, was recently granted another injunction that provides a buffer zone around its equipment in order to complete its work.

Chief Aaron Sock of the Elsipogtog First Nation, whose community has been outspoken in its opposition to shale gas development, could not be reached for comment.

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