Jean Louis Deveau, a member of the Fredericton chapter of the Council of Canadians, says he doesn't see how biologist Louis LaPierre arrived at that conclusion.
LaPierre, a professor at the University of Moncton, was hired by the provincial government last May to study the shale gas industry following public meetings throughout the summer.
His report rejected a moratorium on shale gas development as sought by the Opposition Liberals, saying it would halt research on the issue.
His report also called for a phased-in approach to shale gas development in the province.
Deveau, a Green party candidate in the 2010 provincial election, says he's gathering transcripts of all the public meetings, and hopes to present his own findings in three or four months.