2012 02 acadia frack lunch

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acadia u lunch time presentation give to students on unconventional natural gas extraction (fracking)

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2012 02 acadia frack lunch

  1. 1. Fracking Nova Scotia: Why we should be concernedPresentation by Heidi Verheul & Gretchen Fitzgerald Sierra Club Canada-Atlantic Canada Chapter Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Acadia Unviversity Wolfville, NS
  2. 2. We are risking our health, our environment, & our economies.
  3. 3. Toxic in, Toxic OutThe Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX)www.endocrinedisruption.com/files/Multistatesummary1-27-11Final.pdf page 3.
  4. 4. https://www.agronomy.org/publications/jeq/abstracts/40/4/1340
  5. 5. Radioactivity?Fracking sand used in New Brunswick are known to contain radioactive beads.Fracking Sand Spill in NB in 2006:http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2006/10/02/nb-spill.htmlRock formations in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are known to contain uranium andradon.
  6. 6. Onshore Leaseshttp://www.gov.ns.ca/energy/resources/RA/maps/onshore-petroleum-agreements.pdf
  7. 7. The risks are real and scientifically documented.
  8. 8. Sierra Club Canada Atlantic Chapter’s Position Nova Scotia should stop handling hydraulic fracturing waste from New Brunswick (and elsewhere). Legislated ban on hydraulic fracturing in all of the Atlantic Provinces. Investment in energy conservation, sustainable transportation options, and community based renewable energy sources moving towards a sustainable healthy economy.
  9. 9. Many Questions,Few Answers,& Lots of Discussion
  10. 10. What Can I do?•Join us! Become part of Sierra Club’s Water Committee•Form local team to takepart in education,research, and politicalaction.•Take part in provinciallobbying day (Mid-March)•Organize an Earth DayPicnic Donate so we can take this campaign further!
  11. 11. Thank You!Dr. Martin Tango with his help in organizingThis event (Emma Hebb for putting us intouch at the food court!).Acadia University for the space.And to you for coming out to learn moreabout this issue!(All the photos in this presentation were taken of theChiganois River, of its tributaries, or of life on its banks.)

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