The independent review panel had passed their final report and recommendations on to the Nova Scotia government. Just as we were all getting ready to organize another response, this time directed at Andrew Younger (NS Minister of Energy), we found out at the last minute he was going to make an announcement about fracking.
“The government of NS will introduce legislation this fall to prohibit high volume hydraulic fracturing for onshore shale gas...” WOOHOO!!
Colleagues and friends from NOFRAC, the Ecology Action Centre, Sierra Club, the student movement, Divest Dal, NSPIRG, Powershift Atlantic and others were at the media conference too and we hugged and cheered.
We are thrilled and proud after years of anti-fracking work, it paid off. And it was really wonderful to not just witness this historical moment, but for all of us collectively to play a role in it.