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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!”

New Brunswick eyes “partial lift” of fracking moratorium

New Brunswick eyes “partial lift” of fracking moratorium

New Brunswick now has a Progressive Conservative government in place, under the leadership of pro-fracking and pro-Energy East pipeline Blaine ...
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Anti-fracking reunion held in Moncton outside MEA conference

Anti-fracking reunion held in Moncton outside MEA conference

The Maritimes Energy Association hosted another conference promoting fossil fuel expansion in the region yesterday, this time in Moncton with ...
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B.C.’s thirsty LNG and fracking industry is a threat to water supplies

B.C.’s thirsty LNG and fracking industry is a threat to water supplies

On Monday, a consortium of big energy players made a final investment decision that approved LNG Canada, a $40 ...
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International groups ask Germany not to finance fracking in Canada

International groups ask Germany not to finance fracking in Canada

In a letter sent to German Environment and Economy Ministers, a coalition of Canadian and German groups asked Germany to ...
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Win! Mexico bans fracking

Win! Mexico bans fracking

When asked in a recent press conference about the potential risks of fracking, Mexican President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador ...
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Scientific “review” of fracking falls well short of what is needed: full public inquiry required, groups say

Scientific “review” of fracking falls well short of what is needed: full public inquiry required, groups say

VANCOUVER – A scientific panel appointed by the provincial government to review natural gas industry fracking operations conspicuously avoids tackling ...
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Do pipelines and fracking dams get a free pass under the new Canadian Navigable Waters Act?

Do pipelines and fracking dams get a free pass under the new Canadian Navigable Waters Act?

The Liberal government introduced Bill C-69 yesterday that made sweeping changes to Canada’s water, environmental and energy legislation. The long-awaited ...
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Fracking must remain banned, activists remind government and industry

Fracking must remain banned, activists remind government and industry

Activists rallied against fracking at Maritimes Energy Association AGM today K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) - Anti-fracking activists rallied to defend the ban ...
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