As a result of the resolute work of Hamilton Council of Canadians members, Hamilton City Council has passed an anti-fracking resolution.
This resolution (please take a moment to read it over) submitted by Ed Reece is an important first step in defending municipalities from fracking, laying the groundwork for bylaws/zoning protection and to send a clear message to other levels of government.
“Companies currently are arranging for shale gas pipeline and petro-chemical processing projects in Ontario. Some of this gas would come from fracking in neighbouring U.S. states. Companies with facilities in Sarnia-Lambton’s Chemical Valley are seeking out shale gas from the northern U.S. However, it is possible that this shale gas could come directly from Ontario in the future.”
The Council of Canadians opposes fracking because of its high water use, its high carbon emissions, its impacts on human health, the disruption it causes to wildlife, and the danger it poses to groundwater and local drinking water. We are calling for a country-wide halt on fracking operations, and work with people in communities across Canada who are saying “No fracking way!”
Find out more how to pass municipal resolutions against fracking.
For resources and information about how to fight fracking check out the Council of Canadians’ new Fracktivist’s Toolkit.