Communities are celebrating three victories against fracking this week. Quebec, New York and New Brunswick all rejected fracking after years of opposition from communities calling for the protection of community health and the environment.
The Montreal Gazette reported, “Premier Philippe Couillard closed the door on shale gas development in Quebec after an environmental review said its risks outweighed the economic benefits.”
The Gazette noted that review by the Bureau des audiences publique sur l’environnement, (BAPE) warned, “The activities of the industry could engender consequences for the quality of the environment, particularly on the quality of surface and underground water.”
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