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Public inquiry needed to properly investigate deep social
and environmental harms of fracking, coalition says

A promised “review” of natural gas industry fracking operations should be broadened to a full public inquiry that examines all aspects of the dangerous gas extraction technique, say a coalition of community, First Nation and environmental organizations.


BC needs a full public inquiry into fracking
By Ben Parfitt

Last year, more natural gas was produced in British Columbia than at any point in the past 10 years. That may come as a surprise to some people who thought that growth in BC’s natural gas industry hinged on the emergence of a Liquefied Natural Gas sector.

The following groups have issued a joint call for a public inquiry into fracking in BC:

  • BC Tap Water Alliance
  • BC Teachers' Federation
  • Canadian Association of Physicians for 
    the Environment
  • Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Corporate Mapping Project
  • Council of Canadians
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Douglas Channel Watch
  • Friends of Wild Salmon Coalition
  • Keepers of the Water
  • My Sea to Sky
  • Public Health Association of BC
  • Saanich Inlet Network
  • Sierra Club BC
  • SkeenaWild Conservation Trust
  • Union of BC Indian Chiefs
  • West Coast Environmental Law Association
  • Wilderness Committee