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Broderick on ‘social licence’ and fracking

Council of Canadians vice-chairperson, Charlottetown chapter activist, and Don’t Frack PEI co-founder Leo Broderick spoke at an information meeting at Westisle Composite High School in Elmsdale, Prince Edward Island on Tuesday night.

The Journal Pioneer reports, “Don’t Frack PEI is worried that companies will apply to frack on P.E.I. and that the provincial government will grant permission. …Broderick advocated social licence whereby companies would need the permission of local residents to frack, even if government were to give its permission. ‘If people don’t want fracking, there should be no fracking’, he insisted. He took names of people who would be interested in attending a Saturday workshop in West Prince next month to learn more about social licence and to mobile others to add their voices in opposition.”

Other speakers at the gathering included Andrew Lush from Don’t Frack PEI and Eliza Knockwood, who “provided a First Nations perspective on fracking”.

Further reading
PEI environment minister waiting on studies to make decision on fracking moratorium
Council of Canadians calls on the P.E.I. government to ban fracking
Hope for a fracking moratorium on PEI
Council of Canadians helps launch ‘Don’t Frack PEI’ coalition
The Council and a community’s ‘right to refuse’