Bill 6 is the Government’s Bill on Hydraulic Fracturing. It will amend the Petroleum Resources Act to prohibit hydraulic fracturing in shale formations. The bill has been presented in the Legislature, and will go to
NOFRAC is a coalition of organizations and individuals whose broad membership share a core belief that hydraulic fracturing in Nova Scotia should be prohibited.
NOFRAC occasionally prepares material which represents the majority of its members’ opinion, and is given the NOFRAC ‘brand’: press releases, polls, policy statements, and the like.
On September 24, NOFRAC sent a letter to the Minister of Energy, Andrew Younger, with suggestions for points that the upcoming legislation should contain. The full text of the letter follows. September 24, 2014 Honorable
Response to Hydraulic Fracturing Review paper 2: Petrolelum Operations: Costs and Opportunities Paper does not provide economic analysis of risks and benefits, does not meet standards for an evidence-based review The second Nova Scotia Hydraulic
The Nova Scotia Hydraulic Fracturing Review Panel recent determined several “super-arching” questions that will be guiding their work. (See http://www.cbu.ca/hfstudy/resources/project-documents, Minutes of Feb 12, Section 6) NOFRAC is concerned that these guiding questions will lead to
The wastewater ponds in Kennetcook are the result of fracking activities that started in 2007 during Triangle Petroleum’s exploration for natural gas. It is unfortunate that these ponds remain, and that they continue to cause problems
This week, NOFRAC wrote an open letter to government stating our concerns about the current provincial review of hydraulic fracturing in Nova Scotia. The letter is posted below, and the entire letter with appendices is
Nova Scotians overwhelmingly support a continued ban on fracking, according to a just released poll. The poll found that 69% of Nova Scotians strongly support or support a continued moratorium on fracking, unless an independent
The Nova Scotia Fracking Resource and Action Coalition today released an analysis of the four political parties’ positions on fracking and shale gas extraction. NOFRAC calls for a 10-year legislated moratorium or a full ban
NOFRAC had several concerns about the expanded review, and we were glad to receive feedback relatively quickly from the government on many of our points. To review our concerns, please see our letter from September 3,
PRESS RELEASE: The Nova Scotia Fracking Resource and Action Coalition (NOFRAC) welcomes the province’s recently announced independent review of fracking. “We are pleased that the government has expanded the scope of the review to include