Council of Canadians Delivers Fracking Fluids to Environment Minister Peter Kent
Ottawa, September 22, 2012 - Council of Canadians staff delivered petitions yesterday signed by nearly 10,000 people who are demanding a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in Canada until the federal reviews are complete.
Organizing Team Administrative Assistant Philippe Charbonneau, Communications Officer Matthew Ramsden and I dressed in hazardous materials suits and attempted to deliver mock buckets of toxic fracking fluids to Environment Minister Peter Kent. The buckets, filled with petitions, highlight the concerns people have about fracking fluids such as the potential for water contamination by fracking fluids, the lack of disclosure of fracking chemicals and the lack of a solution to dispose of fracking wastewater.
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