Today the CCPA's BC Office joined with 16 other community, First Nation and environmental organizations to call for a full public inquiry into fracking in Britsh Columbia.
The call on the new BC government is to broaden a promise first made by the NDP during the lead-up to the spring provincial election, and comes on the heels of new revelations about the fracking process, including:
- Escalating water usage by fracking companies.
- Poor or misleading consultations with First Nations.
- Widespread industry non-compliance with relevant provincial water laws through the construction of dozens of unlicensed dams.
- Record-setting induced earthquakes at BC fracking operations.