Canada Fracking

New Brunswick's Fracking Ban Coming Into Force

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2014 | 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 12.17.2014 | 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 12.16.2014 | 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 11.10.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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.

We Need To Ask Tough Questions About Moncton

Mark Taliano | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Taliano

Fear of a re-occurrence of a similar incident could make a population more amenable to police state security, including the loss of freedoms, in exchange for perceived protections. Police state measures would likely include increased surveillance, normalization of lock-downs, plus more and better police armaments: a ramping up of the police-industrial complex.

Simple Math for Teachers: Economic Growth = Higher Wages

Jordan Bateman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Whatever the final government deal is with the B.C. Teachers Federation (BCTF), and whenever it's settled, the BCTF must quit opposing economic growth if it ever hopes to accomplish its long-term salary and class size goals.

Like So Many Bad Things, Oil Spills Are Good For the Economy

David Suzuki | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

Destroying the environment is bad for the planet and all the life it supports, including us. But it's often good for business. But the massive costs of dealing with a pipeline or tanker spill and the resulting climate change consequences will far outweigh the benefits.

Please Don't LNG Us: An Open Letter To Christy Clark

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia
G. Elijah Dann

You can still go on road trips. But instead of visiting China, why not visit those countries that are heavily investing in sustainable, renewable resources? You wouldn't have to go far. Just a quick trip to California. With "the world's eighth-largest economy in 2013," accepting that climate change is a reality -- it is quickly moving away from its dependency on fossil fuel. Certainly B.C. could follow suit.

It's Your Earth. Defend It From the Impacts of Extreme Energy

Cameron Fenton | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada Impact
Cameron Fenton

Climate change is an environmental crisis like nothing we've ever faced because it transcends environmentalism -- it is not a fight against pollution, but a fight against polluters. It is a struggle to change the economic and political systems that uphold business as usual. The climate movement needs more out of each us -- we can't simply click, sign or wish this problem away.

Minister Warned Of LNG Emissions

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia Environment Ministry staff have warned their minister that the province's dreamed-of liquefied natural gas industry poses...

Squamish on the Precipice: Saying 'No' to LNG

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia
G. Elijah Dann

We were told how other towns that accepted this industrial turn now look. It's not pretty. "Drive through some of those towns," we were told. See for yourselves what industry has delivered. Smell the air. Look around. See what these oil and gas facilities have done to communities.

Killing B.C. Environmental Reviews 'Not In The Public Interest'

Carol Linnitt | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"Environmental assessments are supposed to allow the public and regulators to better understand and avoid potential risks. Removing the requirement for an environmental review is not in the public interest," said lawyer Jessica Clogg.