A still from the video of yesterday's media conference
The Council of Canadians St. John's chapter participated in a media conference yesterday to highlight concerns about fracking and the fracking review panel process in their province.
CBC reports, "The Newfoundland and Labrador government announced last August that it was appointing an independent review panel to investigate the possibility of fracking to extract oil and gas. ...[But] some environmental and citizen groups are now voicing concerns that none of the five panelists selected by government are women, or represent First Nations or people from the west coast of the province. Paula Graham, with the social action group Council of Canadians, is worried the panelists won't look at the long-term health consequences or the ethics of fracking."