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.
Evidence of oil leaking into Port au Port Bay on Newfoundland’s west coast has intensified ongoing debate surrounding controversial oil development in this province and how it is impacting vulnerable ecosystems like the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
What if the decision to allow “fracking” is made for Newfoundland and Labrador, and the scientists, the people who have already been adversely affected, the cities, provinces/states and countries that have banned it, were right?
Newfoundland’s history, like its people, is much more complex than we’re taught in school. That’s something which needs to change.
Institutional discrimination at its best: The ‘old boys club’ reviews fracking