Canada Fracking

Research Sheds Light On B.C.'s Oil And Gas Industry

David Suzuki | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada British Columbia
David Suzuki

As fossil fuel reserves become depleted, thanks to our voracious and wasteful habits, extraction becomes more extreme and difficult. Oilsands mining, deepsea drilling and fracking are employed because easily accessible supplies are becoming increasingly scarce. The costs and consequences are even higher than with conventional sources and methods.

CETA: Canada's Rocky Road To The European Parliament

Schams El Ghoneimi | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Politics
Schams El Ghoneimi

CETA, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, has everyone talking about Canada in Brussels, the EU capital, ahead of February 15's vote - and it's not always good. So, here is a tip for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of his Thursday speech at the European Parliament.

Newfoundland And Labrador Was Just Told To Frack Off

CP | Sue Bailey | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Business

"It confirms all the uncertainties that we have been pointing out."

FRACK NO, Says This Canadian Province

CP | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Business

"We have been clear we would not allow this activity to go forward unless our five conditions were met."

Yes, Fracking Caused Canadian Earthquakes: Study

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Alberta

The study looked at 30 years of earthquake data.

Site C Dam Permits Were Quietly Issued During The Federal Election

DeSmog Canada | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Former prime minister Stephen Harper's government issued 14 permits for work on the $9-billion Site C dam during the writ period of the last election -- a move that was offside according to people familiar with the project and the workings of the federal government.

Paris Changed Everything, So Why Are We Still Talking Pipelines?

David Suzuki | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada
David Suzuki

With the December Paris climate agreement, leaders and experts from around the world showed they overwhelmingly accept that human-caused climate change is real and the need to curb emissions. In light of this, I don't get the current brouhaha over Kinder Morgan, Keystone XL, Northern Gateway or the Energy East pipelines.

Scientists Agree Fracking Can Cause Earthquakes, But Don't Know How

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2016 | Canada Alberta

"The scientists are all on the same page.''

True Climate Leadership Means Stepping Away From LNG

Eoin Madden | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Eoin Madden

90 per cent of all new wells drilled in B.C. that would supply the province's proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry will be fracked. Fracking demands massive amounts of freshwater, industrializes large areas of northeast B.C. and has major impacts on the climate. So, how is the B.C. government getting away with touting this industry as a "clean" energy resource?

Fracking Confirmed As Trigger For B.C. Earthquake

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Progress Energy paused its operations after the earthquake.

Fracking Confirmed As Trigger For B.C. Earthquake

CBC | Betsy Trumpener | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada

That makes it one of the world's largest earthquakes ever triggered by the controversial process.

Fracking Operation Halted Temporarily After B.C. Earthquake

CBC | Betsy Trumpener | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada British Columbia

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake struck north of Fort St. John on Monday.

Environmentalists Need To Compromise To Make B.C. A Geothermal Energy Powerhouse

Blair King | Posted 08.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

Our most bountiful geothermal resources are situated right smack in the middle of some of our biggest and most beautiful parks.

The Premiers' Canadian Energy Strategy Doesn't Go Far Enough

David Suzuki | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

The premiers' Canadian Energy Strategy focuses on energy conservation and efficiency, clean energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change. But details are vague and there's no sense of urgency. Although the language about climate change and clean energy is important, the strategy remains stuck in the fossil fuel era.

If The Pope Gets Climate Change, Why Can't B.C.?

Raffi Cavoukian | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Raffi Cavoukian

Forget the dirty money "jobs and billions" dreams Premier Christy Clark and her cabinet cronies sell. Their sleight of hand is clumsy, bad for B.C., bad for our planet and the children to come.

Earthquake Shakes Northern Alberta

The Huffington Post Alberta | Andree Lau | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

Fracking is common the area, which has been known to cause earthquakes.

Shale Gas Opponents Are Committed to the Unrealizable Goal of Zero Risk

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Opposition to shale gas development has been fueled by fears that fracking could adversely affect our drinking water resources. A just-released study from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should help douse such fears. The exhaustive, 998-page report "did not find evidence that these mechanisms have led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States."

Quebec Is Being Deprived of the Benefits of Shale Gas Development

Youri Chassin | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Business
Youri Chassin

Largely overlooked in the shale gas debate that has taken place in Quebec in recent years between industry proponents and environmentalist groups were the farmers who might have benefited from having natural gas wells on their land.

Criticism Of Fracking Grows, Even Where Oil Reigns Supreme

CBC | Posted 06.07.2015 | Canada Business

"It was beautiful up until fracking started," said Nielle Hawkwood. Nielle and Howard Hawkwood say their ranch outside Cochrane, Alta., northwest ...

Canada Is Trading Away Its Environmental Rights

David Suzuki | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

Canada's environment appears to be taking the brunt of NAFTA-enabled corporate attacks. And when NAFTA environmental-protection provisions do kick in, the government often rejects them. According to a study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, more than 70 per cent of NAFTA claims since 2005 have been against Canada, with nine active cases totalling $6 billion outstanding.

Where Is the Political Leadership to Confront Climate Change?

David Suzuki | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada
David Suzuki

Once lauded for policies such as the carbon tax and energy agreements with California, B.C.'s political leaders have now embraced liquefied natural gas, claiming industry expansion will create hundreds of thousands of jobs and add billions of dollars to provincial coffers -- never mind that no one in power now will be held accountable for these promises because they're several elections from being realized.

These Provinces Can Expect More Unemployment, Less Investment and Lower Income

Mark Milke | Posted 12.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

By placing bans and moratoria on fracking, governments in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have essentially stopped pursuing socially and environmentally responsible onshore natural resource development, even though jobs and extra tax revenues are sorely needed in the region.

New Brunswick Ignores Neighbour's Energy Success

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant seems poised to follow through on a campaign promise to institute a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. News reports suggest he'll implement that moratorium before Christmas. Quite a lump of coal for the people of his province in need of additional jobs and higher incomes.

New Brunswick's Fracking Ban Coming Into Force

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Business

FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government is introducing a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing that the premier says won't be lifted until five condit...

New York Moves To Ban Fracking

CP | Mary Esch, The Associated Press | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Business

ALBANY, N.Y. - Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration will move to prevent fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic ben...