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Council of Canadians applauds Wisconsin government pausing Great Lakes tar sands project

Media Release
January 9, 2014

The Council of Canadians is congratulating Wisconsin's Ministry of Natural Resources on its decision to reject Elkhorn Industries' application for dock repairs that would eventually lead to the construction of an oil terminal from which tar sands and fracked oil would be shipped across the Great Lakes.

Plan to bring fracked gas to GTA not worth risk to Great Lakes

Media Release
July 2, 2013

The Council of Canadians filed submissions with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) on Friday calling into question the viability of a pipeline expansion project that would bring fracked natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shales in the northeastern U.S. to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Reports prepared for the Council show that the cost for energy companies to meet water, environmental and public health regulations as well as a decline in natural gas availability would result in increased costs for customers.

Nova Scotians reaffirm opposition to fracking as onshore petroleum atlas is released

Joint Media Release
January 10, 2018

K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) – A coalition of groups and citizens is raising the alarm following the Nova Scotia Department of Energy’s under-the-radar release of their Onshore Petroleum Atlas. The Nova Scotia Fracking Resource and Action Coalition (NOFRAC) says the release of this atlas, which touts the potential economic benefits of fracking in the province, points to a possible intention by the government to reintroduce the dangerous gas extraction method despite the moratorium implemented in 2014.

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