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NEWS: Council calls for public inquiry into fracking in BC

The Globe and Mail reports, “The British Columbia government is drafting plans for a health study into the impacts of the oil and gas industry in the province, amid growing calls for a much broader inquiry. …The study, however, might fail to satisfy several environmental organizations that have written to the government calling for ‘a full, public inquiry into the threats posed by an expanding shale gas industry’ in the northeast sector of B.C. …The letter – signed by the Sierra Club of B.C., Georgia Strait Alliance, Dogwood Initiative, Council of Canadians, Wilderness Committee and B.C. Tap Water Alliance – calls for ‘an independent commission to conduct a full public inquiry and hearing process into the environmental and social impacts of shale gas developments.'”

More to come.