Bradley Walters is a professor of geography and environment at Mount Allison University in Sackville New Brunswick, and is an community and environment activist.
Read his full submission here:
Shale gas development using unconventional drilling and high-volume slick-water, hydraulic fracturing (hereafter UHF) will have negative impacts and poses potentially serious environment and public health risks. In return, it likely offers only modest and relatively short-lived economic benefits. Given the emerging knowledge about UHF’s risk to the environment and public health plus continued uncertainties regarding the nature of these risks, the responsible position for the Wheeler Panel is to recommend a significant extension to the existing moratorium on this practice in Nova Scotia.