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UPDATE: European allies say no to fracking

Our friends in Europe say no to fracking (on the roadway leading up to the European Parliament in Brussels),

The past February, the Globe and Mail reported, “British natural gas giant BG Group PLC has joined the rush of companies swarming Canada’s West Coast in hopes of exporting energy to Asia. The company, a global liquefied natural gas supplier, is looking to Prince Rupert, B.C., as a potential site for a terminal that could be used to load Western Canadian gas onto ships bound for consumers in Japan, South Korea and China.”

And in March, Council of Canadians trade campaigner Stuart Trew and water campaigner Emma Lui met with the Irish Minister of State for Energy & Natural Resources and Environment Fergus O’Dowd in Toronto to raise concerns with him about fracking.

In both instances we raised points about fracking and the limits that could be placed on any future environmental legislation in Canada as a result of an investor-state provision in the Canada-European Union free trade agreement.