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
Agenda• (5 min) Introduction• (25 min) CBC’s Land & Sea “NB Gas”• (30 min) What is happening in NS?• (30 min) Discussion• (30 min) What do we do about it?
Location of Site in Reference to Debert Tim Hortons
Location of Debert Municipal Waste Water in Reference to Debert Tim Hortons
Where the Chiganois River Empties into the Bay of Fundy
We are risking our health, our environment, & our economies.
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.
The risks are real and scientifically documented.
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.
Many Questions,Few Answers,& Lots of Discussion
What Can I do?•Join us! Become part of Sierra Club’s Water Committee•Form local team to takeaction through education,research, and politicalaction•Take part in provinciallobbying day (Mid-March)•Organize an Earth DayPicnic Donate so we can take this campaign further!
Thank You!Dr. Tango with his help in organizing thisevent.Acadian for the space.And to you for coming out this evening.(All the photos in this presentation were taken of theChiganois River, of its tributaries, or of life on its banks.)