POLITICS
03/09/2015 12:16 EDT | Updated 05/09/2015 05:59 EDT

Yukon government regrets mistakenly releasing fracking documents to media

The Yukon government says it regrets accidentally emailing internal draft documents in which it recommends fracking to the media.

The Energy, Mines and Resources Department says it was sending a presentation and speech to other departments for review when the email was mistakenly forwarded to a local reporter.

It includes recommendations to focus on fracking and oil and gas basins in the territory and has since been publicly released.

The documents outline a government response including a public information campaign and an economic study.

The government says the recommendations do not advise a decision to either allow or disallow fracking and noted that there are no current proposals for shale and gas development.

The documents were drafted for a presentation to Parliament later this month in response to a select committee's report on fracking in the Yukon.