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Seneca Nation Rallies To Defend River From Fracking Wastewater

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A Seneca Nation of Indians member holds a sign used at Standing Rock to oppose the fracking wastewater treatment facility at the headwaters of the Ohi:yo’ (Allegheny River). © Steven Rubin for Public Herald

by Joshua B. Pribanic, and Melissa A. Troutman for Public Herald, March 3, 2018

In Coudersport Pennsylvania, over 100 members of the Seneca Nation of Indians appeared at a public meeting to oppose a fracking wastewater treatment facility planned for development on the Allegheny River, known by the Seneca as the Ohi:yo’, which means “beautiful waters.” Read the rest of this entry

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B.C. needs a full public inquiry into fracking, coalition says

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Hydraulic fracturing involves pumping water and chemicals deep into earth to fracture shale rock beds and release natural gas for extraction. (Brennan Linsley/The Associated Press)

Group calling on province to commit to public inquiry or commission into hydraulic fracturing

By Cory Correia, CBC News, November 6, 2017

A coalition of environmental, community and First Nation organizations is calling on the B.C. NDP to broaden a campaign promise to review fracking by instead ordering a full public inquiry or commission. Read the rest of this entry

Video: Defending the Water: Indigenous Resistance to Industrial Fragmentation

By Grassroots Rendering, Posted to Youtube on Oct 6, 2016

A short documentary on the initiatives of the Unist’ot’en, Madii Lii and Lelu Island camps and their resistance to prevent the development of LNG and fracking infrastructure in their lands and water.

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First Nations communities in the Gaspé unite against fracking

Fracking protest signsGroup of First Nations leaders threaten legal action over Petrolia drilling projects

CBC News, October 8, 2016

A group of First Nations communities in Quebec have come out in opposition to hydraulic fracturing projects on their territories in the Gaspé and on Anticosti Island. Read the rest of this entry

New Brunswick extends fracking ban indefinitely

Fracking-induced earthquakes could leave workers vulnerable, says geophysicist

A fracking drill in BC’s Horn River Basin (Two Island Films).

A fracking drill in BC’s Horn River Basin (Two Island Films).

Seismic scientist David Eaton says Canada’s fracking-induced quakes are the biggest in the world

By Betsy Trumpener, CBC News, Aug 27, 2015
A leading seismic scientist says B.C.’s energy infrastructure and gasfield workers may be vulnerable to earthquakes caused by fracking.

Earthquakes triggered by fracking have been felt in Fort Nelson and Fort St. John, but University of Calgary geophysicist David Eaton says the shaking is strongest in remote areas near fracking sites.

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Fracking triggered 2014 earthquake in northeastern B.C.

Hydraulic fracturing involves pumping water and chemicals deep into earth to fracture shale rock beds and release natural gas for extraction. (Brennan Linsley/The Associated Press)

Hydraulic fracturing involves pumping water and chemicals deep into earth to fracture shale rock beds and release natural gas for extraction. (Brennan Linsley/The Associated Press)

Quake one of world’s largest ever triggered by hydraulic fracturing

By Betsy Trumpener, CBC News, Aug 26, 2015

Fracking triggered a 4.4-magnitude earthquake in northeastern B.C. last year, CBC News has learned, making it one of world’s largest earthquakes ever triggered by the controversial process.

B.C.’s Oil and Gas Commission confirmed the cause of the earthquake in an email statement to CBC this week, saying it was “triggered by fluid injection during hydraulic fracturing.”

The 4.4-magnitude quake was felt in Fort St. John and Fort Nelson in August 2014. It was preceded by a 3.8-magnitude earthquake in late July, also caused by fracking.

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Dehcho leaders vote to ban fracking in traditional territory

Dehcho First Nations Grand Chief Herb Norwegian.

Dehcho First Nations Grand Chief Herb Norwegian.

Dene and Métis leaders in Dehcho passed resolution to ban fracking on 215,000 km territory last week

CBC News, May 6, 2015

Dene and Métis leaders in the Northwest Territories’ Dehcho region have voted to ban fracking on their traditional lands, passing a resolution during a meeting last week.

The resolution states that fracking can not happen within the 215,000 square kilometre traditional territory of the Dehcho, which stretches from the west point of Great Slave Lake through the Nahanni National Park Reserve near the Yukon border, and as far north as Wrigley. Read the rest of this entry

New Brunswick moratorium on fracking has 5 conditions, including consulting First Nations

Women warriors at a tire fire blockade on Hwy 11, Dec 2, 2013.

Women warriors at a tire fire blockade on Hwy 11, Dec 2, 2013.

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FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick government is introducing a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing that the premier says won’t be lifted until five conditions are met.

Those conditions include a process to consult with First Nations, a plan for wastewater disposal and credible information about the impacts fracking has on health, water and the environment, Brian Gallant said Thursday.

“We have been clear from Day One that we will impose a moratorium until risks to the environment, health and water are understood,” Gallant told a news conference in Fredericton. Read the rest of this entry

Fracking and energy exploration connected to earthquakes, say studies

By John Roach, NBC News, July 11 2013 Fracking protest signs

The rivers of water pumped into and out of the ground during the production of natural gas, oil and geothermal energy are causing the Earth to shake more frequently in areas where these industrial activities are soaring, according to a series of studies published today. While the gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”) causes some small quakes, it’s the disposal of wastewater following that process — and many others relating to energy production — that lead to the largest tremors. Read the rest of this entry