While the much-anticipated N.L. Hydraulic Fracturing Review Panel final report places huge barriers in front of private interests looking to frack for shale oil in Western Newfoundland, some say it doesn’t go far enough.
Halifax Media Co-op reporter Miles Howe and Annie Clair of Elsipogtog First Nation are in Newfoundland to launch Howe’s new book, “Debriefing Elsipogtog”, and share their experiences from the frontlines of New Brunswick’s anti-fracking movement.
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.
The NL fracking review panel is taking submissions from residents of the province until June 1. But being heard doesn’t have to mean writing a letter, say anti-fracking activists.
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?
Three major decisions this week to ban fracking in New York, New Brunswick and Quebec indicate what some say could be the beginning of the end for fracking in Canada and the United States
Five men—some with ties to big oil—have been appointed by a government that is heavily dependent on the fossil fuel industry and previously denied the need for an external review
Citizen groups stress public pressure and diligence still needed to ensure process is transparent and truly independent
Members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Fracking Awareness Network gathered in Corner Brook Thursday to send a united message to the provincial government.
Public lecture offers engineering perspective, makes fracking debate murkier
If private companies want to use controversial practices to exploit oil and gas on the Island’s west coast they’re going to need a green light from the people who live there