The Wilderness Committee, the Council of Canadians, allied environmental groups and concerned citizens have signed on to an open letter demanding that the B.C. government end its partnership with Science World involving ongoing promotional workshops about liquefied natural gas (LNG).
New Brunswick premier Brian Gallant has introduced legislation for a provincial moratorium on fracking.
The Globe and Mail reports, "Mark D’Arcy of the Council of Canadians, who has attended anti-shale gas rallies across the province, said he believes many New Brunswickers support the government’s decision. 'This is a great Christmas present', he said."
Communities are celebrating three victories against fracking this week. Quebec, New York and New Brunswick all rejected fracking after years of opposition from communities calling for the protection of community health and the environment.
Both the provincial government and companies have failed Alberta resident Ann Craft in two separate incidents involving fracking and toxic wastewater. Andrew Nikiforuk reports that Craft found her options for redress to be limited and a system that favours unrestrained oil and gas interests.
In 2012, a seismic-like event lifted up the deck of Craft’s mobile home in central Alberta. She believes...
The Council of Canadians Quill Plains chapter recently organized a public forum in the community of Muenster (located about 125 kilometres east of Saskatoon) on the impacts of oil and gas extraction in Saskatchewan. The event featured University of Regina professor Emily Eaton and photographer Valerie Zink who reported on their fact-finding tour of some of Saskatchewan’s oil and gas ‘hot spots’...