Canada Fracking

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 06.10.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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...

NO FRACKING THANKS

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says he is not interested in exploiting the province's shale gas reserves.He tells the CBC's French-langu...

Link Between Fracking, Earthquakes Found: Study

CBC | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Alberta

Carmen Langer had just left his bed to grab a drink of water when he felt his house northeast of Peace River, Alta., begin to shake. “At first I t...

Woodfibre LNG Is Litmus Test For Squamish Municipal Candidates

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 12.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia
G. Elijah Dann

The Woodfibre LNG issue in Squamish holds vast importance for the broader community, the province, the country, even the world at large. It's that big.

It's Time For Squamish To Grow a Pair And Get Political

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
G. Elijah Dann

Like it or not, it's time for Squamish to grow a pair and get political. Stop, even for a few hours, the trail bike riding. The hiking. The mountain climbing. The kite boarding. If the mudders really want to "live the life," then it's time to really get dirty. But by putting a little time aside for arguing and debating for the environment you so immensely enjoy.

Canadians Want Fracking Moratorium: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada Business

A large majority of Canadians would support a moratorium on fracking until there is conclusive evidence that it’s safe, according to a new poll. ...

No Province Should Ignore the Benefits of Fracking

Mark Milke | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

Politicians are free to ignore the science, safety and history of hydraulic fracturing. But if the incoming New Brunswick government sticks with its election promise, it will outlaw (temporarily, at least) one of the more innovative ways to extract oil and gas in the 21st century. The science and risk-reward ratio are both on the side of hydraulic fracturing. The potential for a more dynamic economy is staring New Brunswick politicians in the face.

This Province Is About To Ban High-Volume Fracking

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada Business

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government introduced legislation today that would place an indefinite moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for on...

Would Canadians Rather Make a Quick Buck or Have Clean Water?

Small Change Fund | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Politics
Small Change Fund

This is a wake up call for Canadians to realize that our water supply is not infinite, that there are people right here in Canada who lack access to it, and that what little we do have is going towards digging holes in the ground or exporting meat to France. It's a wake up call for Canadians to ask ourselves are we willing to give up one of the basic necessities of life to make a quick buck?

Nova Scotia Should Not Ban Fracking

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Business
Kenneth P. Green

No reasonable person would dismiss the risks of hydraulic fracturing for gas and oil out of hand. The processes certainly have the potential to cause a variety of environmental ills if done improperly. However, no rational person would fail to understand that Canada's economic wellbeing is tied to the production of fossil fuels, particularly clean-burning natural gas.

Where Political Parties Stand on Shale Gas

Sujata Dey | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Politics
Sujata Dey

As shale gas has become the defining election issue for New Brunswickers going to the polls Monday, the Council of Canadians, along with several allies in the anti-shale gas movement, released the results of a questionnaire sent to all parties asking them to clarify their positions.

Nova Scotia Opts for High Taxes Rather Than Fracking

Mark Milke | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

From the fur trade to fisheries and forests, Canada was built on the toil and sweat of those who wanted to prosper. But these days, it's harder to create opportunity. And sometimes, government is to blame. The latest example comes from Nova Scotia.

Fracking Ban Could Hurt Nova Scotia Economically, Oliver Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Nova Scotia could be missing out on an economic opportunity by banning high-volume hydraulic fracturing, federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver...

Nova Scotia To Ban Fracking

CBC | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Business

Nova Scotia will introduce legislation to prohibit high-volume fracking this fall, Energy Minister Andrew Younger said Wednesday.  The decision fol...

Fracking Waste Illegally Dumped in Dawson Creek Water Treatment System: Official

Carol Linnitt | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"The situations we've encountered in every case has been an independent contractor to a company who signs on to a company [saying] they will dispose of the waste in an appropriate manner...and then behave badly, try to save themselves some money by coming to our dump instead of going to the proper spot."

An 'Epic' LNG Battle Pits Squamish Against B.C. Liberals

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
G. Elijah Dann

We all have busy lives. And that's exactly how the more mischievous of politicians like it. A busy, distracted, and somewhat plump populace who, even if they find out about a government program they don't like, won't quite be able to find the time, energy, or solidarity to do battle. In the case of B.C. Premier Christy Clark and her grandiose LNG dream, that's the modus operandi.