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VIDEO: Kim Cornelissen speaks about fracking at Montreal chapter event

The Concordian has reported that, “the Council of Canadians held a meeting on shale gas extraction in Quebec” at Concordia University in Montreal on October 6. “Featured (at the chapter event) was speaker Kim Cornelissen, vice-president of the Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA). A former politician, Cornelissen took up issue with the gas industry when it landed in her village of Saint-Marc sur Richelieu on the south shore. Like most critics, Cornelissen is worried about the industry practice of hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking.’ She says this technique for creating gas wells threatens polluting underground water pockets. High volumes of water and sand are blasted into the earth along with chemical additives, the identity of which Cornelissen says are closely guarded as trade secrets.”

To see a 6-minute video with excerpts from that Montreal chapter event, please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1mLy72yElc. The Concordian article is at http://www.theconcordian.com/news/shale-gas-concerns-bring-citizens-to-concordia-1.1675614. For Council of Canadians blogs on fracking, please go to http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?s=fracking.