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8 major gaps in B.C.’s knowledge about fracking

Although a government-commissioned scientific review of fracking in British Columbia released earlier this month occupies some 232 pages, the word “concerns,” as in “concerns regarding environmental impact,” pops up more than 130 times.  That’s a lot of scientific apprehension about a technology that serves as the foundation for the province’s growing liquefied natural gas industry.  More than 90 per cent of all oil and gas wells in B.C. require extensive fracking, which pulverizes hydrocarbon-bearing rock with highly pressurized streams of water, sand and chemicals.  Read more...

 

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