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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!”

BC Water Act not likely to limit fracking in the province

BC Water Act not likely to limit fracking in the province

The Council of Canadians has promoted water justice and actively opposed fracking in British Columbia. Today, the Globe and Mail ...
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Fracking threatens right to water for Kalahari Bushmen in Botswana

Fracking threatens right to water for Kalahari Bushmen in Botswana

Survival International tells us, "Large parts of Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) – home to Africa’s last hunting Bushmen ...
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Is Canada opposing the European directive against fracking?

Is Canada opposing the European directive against fracking?

The Telegraph reports, "(British prime minister) David Cameron’s plan for a new fossil fuel bonanza from 'fracking' underground gas reserves ...
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Council of Canadians congratulates N.L. government, calls for an independent review of fracking

Council of Canadians congratulates N.L. government, calls for an independent review of fracking

The Council of Canadians is congratulating the Newfoundland and Labrador government on its decision to establish a de facto moratorium ...
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Factsheet: Fracking and climate change

Factsheet: Fracking and climate change

Fracking is not a clean or green form of energy. Fracking and the rest of the fossil fuel industry is ...
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Activist Alert: Juicy anti-fracking evidence available

Activist Alert: Juicy anti-fracking evidence available

If Ontario Energy Board (OEB) hearings sound like a dry affair to you, then you’re not alone, but don’t let ...
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Reports on fracking for the Ontario Energy Board (OEB)

Reports on fracking for the Ontario Energy Board (OEB)

The Council of Canadians has worked with three experts to produce evidence before the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) on fracking ...
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Council of Canadians to OEB: watch out for fracking

Council of Canadians to OEB: watch out for fracking

Today I joined Council of Canadians Board Member Steven Shrybman and Lisa Sumi, Science and Research Director with EARTHWORKs at ...
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