Sierra Club Atlantic Petition to Ban Fracking to be Presented to NS Legislature


On Thursday, April 5th, at approximately 9 am NDP MLA Gary Burrill will present Sierra Club Canada-Atlantic Chapter’s petition calling for a legislated ban on hydraulic fracturing to the Nova Scotia Legislature.


The petition garnered over 2500 signatures  collected in a couple of months and hundreds of these signatures were collected by High School student Chris Dufour.


The province of Nova Scotia is currently  conducting a review of hydraulic fracturing for unconventional natural gas in the province. Many citizens, communities, and environmental groups have expressed concern regarding the development of this resource and the potential for negative impacts on health, environment, and economy.







NDP-MLA Gary Burrill will present the petition to the Legislature.

Chris Dufour and Heidi Veheul will be at the legislature to observe.


WHAT: Presentation of Sierra Club Canada-Atlantic Chapter’s petition calling for a provincial ban on hydraulic fracturing.


WHY: Citizens of Nova Scotia are becoming increasingly concerned that hydraulic fracturing operations will be conducted in Nova Scotia.


WHEN: Thursday, April 5th, 2012; 9 am


WHERE: Nova Scotia Legislature, 1726 Hollis Street  Halifax, Nova Scotia


For More Information, please contact:

Heidi Verheul, Sierra Club Canada-Atlantic Canada Chapter


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