Friday, January 20, 2012

Residents opposed to fracking meet in Cochrane

Nikiforuk said water is the most critical issue, not only for the sheer volume of water needed to frack but also what he claims are confirmed cases of well contamination in Alberta.

He said confidentiality agreements between landowners and oil companies have kept the issue from coming to light.

"The only time a landowner can stop a project is when you have 100 landowners saying 'No,' " said Nikiforuk."
By: Rachel Maclean
September 14, 2011

Residents from around Alberta gathered at the Cochrane RancheHouse Theatre on Sept. 10 to talk about the "dangers of fracking."

The free workshop was put on by Protecting Our Water and Ecological Resources Society (POWERS).

"We started POWERS and one of the reasons is to raise a voice for a moratorium (on fracking)," said Cochrane resident Patricia Pearsall from POWERS.

"We need to connect to Albertans to create that voice . . . . Our valley is being fracked to death."