N.L. fracking review panelist Maurice Dusseault gave a funny — and awkward — speech at Memorial University recently.
Amid concerns around the potential for hydraulic fracturing to be permitted in the province, the leader of the official opposition says if his party forms government in the fall election the controversial method of oil extraction won’t happen without the approval of local residents and communities.
If health, safety and environmental protection are main considerations on the issue of hydraulic fracturing, as stated by the Department of Natural Resources and the provincial government, then why is it we so rarely, if at all, see media releases pertaining to hydraulic fracturing from the premier, the environment minister, and the health minister?
It may be the most pressing issue of our time, but the chair of NL’s recently appointed fracking review panel says climate change is “not what the panel’s about”