Ken Summers lives in Minasville, within sight of the two drilling sites in Kennetcook NS. He has written numerous articles on fracking activities and fracking remnants.
Read his full submission here:
“There is a pretty universal consensus that the civil service was unprepared for regulating this very new and still rapidly evolving form of hydrocarbon extraction. But as an explicit statement this is only made by government Ministers of the day, and has been delivered as damage control required by increasing scrutiny of questionable past actions. There is no evidence of examination of patterns, and implications for the future. Quite the opposite: unsubstantiated assurances are made of “lessons learned,” given with the same air of certainty that earlier had been given that matters had always been under control.”