Quebec’s Environmental Review Board (BAPE): Fracking Not Worth The Risk, “Too many negative consequences to the environment and society…risks to air and water quality…noise and light pollution”
Couillard rules out fracking by Geoffrey Vendeville, December 16, 2014, Montreal Gazette
Premier Philippe Couillard closed the door on shale gas development in Quebec after an environmental review said its risks outweighed the economic benefits. “I don’t think there is a big interest in developing this resource on the economic or financial levels. Anyway, the social acceptability isn’t there,” he said in an exclusive interview with Radio-Canada on Tuesday.
“If there’s no segment of the population that approves of the practice then I don’t see the interest in developing it.”