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Environmental groups demand BC government uphold its own water laws
New water use regulations could have a significant impact on future fracking projects in BC
Mar 19th, 2014
Water withdrawal stats run dry
Here’s a question that our provincial government ought to be able to answer but can’t: How much water is the world’s biggest bottled water seller withdrawing from wells in British Columbia? The...
Aug 1st, 2013
Burning water in Alberta leads to lawsuit: fracking
Before the end of 2009, natural gas industry plans to complete at least 4,000 hydraulic fracturing jobs in northern B.C. alone. It's a burning issue for some. Source: Vancouver Observer
The Canadian Press
Jun 12th, 2011
Gasland brings sickening reality of fracking home
“Water’s not supposed to bubble like that unless it’s Perrier,” exclaimed the detective, as he examined tap water from a cattle ranch adjacent to natural gas drilling wells. The detective...
Karen Tam Wu
Nov 19th, 2010