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Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing – or “fracking” as it is more commonly known – is a technique that involves the injection of millions of litres of water and thousands of litres of unidentified chemicals underground at very high pressure in order to create fractures in the underlying shale rock formations and extract the natural gas below the surface. 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!”

Waterways not water waste

Tell the federal government to say no to tailings dumping! 

Email Minister Steven Guilbeault and demand regulations that do not allow tailings dumping into the Athabasca River ...
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Webinar: Tailings: Past and Present

Tailings: Past and Present

Alberta’s tailings ponds provoked international outcry in 2008 when images were released of ducks struggling to survive in the toxic ...
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All Fracked Up

B.C. chapters use election to call on politicians to end fossil fuel subsidies

During the B.C. election, the Council of Canadians, through our B.C.-based chapters, is joining a broad coalition of other groups ...
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We are UnFrackable – Webinar Series

We are UnFrackable – Webinar Series

Join RAVEN and the Council of Canadians for a three-part webinar series focused on national resistance to LNG – aka ...
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Sample resolution: Pass a municipal resolution in your community against fracking

Sample resolution: Pass a municipal resolution in your community against fracking

Help raise awareness locally about the dangers of fracking by visiting your local municipal or town council and asking elected ...
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Factsheet: Hydraulic fracturing poses serious risks to water and health

Factsheet: Hydraulic fracturing poses serious risks to water and health

As energy corporations in the United States and Canada expand their unconventional natural gas operations, questions are being raised about ...
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Six years on, New Brunswick anti-fracking activists still waiting on police accountability report

Six years on, New Brunswick anti-fracking activists still waiting on police accountability report

Council of Canadians votes unanimously to call for RCMP Civilian Complaint Report to be released immediately Ottawa — On the ...
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Toxic tailings do not belong in the Athabasca River

Toxic tailings do not belong in the Athabasca River

Releasing more polluted mine tailings into the Athabasca River may soon become a lot easier for oil sands companies ...
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