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Fracking Well Regulated in B.C. Says Report

Friday, June 19, 2015 @ 3:57 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The practice of hydraulically fracturing gas wells (fracking) has raised concerns across BC but a new report by Ernst and Young says ” Overall, hydraulic fracturing is well regulated in B.C.” but there is room for improvement.

More than 75% of natural gas production in BC is done by fracking.

The study identified 23 areas which can be improved, including water use and protection, a key area of concern because of the amount of water used in the fracking process and the impact the chemicals added to that water may have on local water supplies. The other two major areas are:

  • induced seismicity and
  • quality of life disturbances.

Three major recommendation themes were outlined :

  • enhancement of data collection and monitoring to ensure there is baseline testing and on going monitoring
  • That the BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC)  work with the Ministry responsible for the Water Act and Water Sustainability Act so issues of water use and protection of ground water from contamination  are properly addressed and enforced.
  • BCOGC update or modify some elements of existing regulatory instruments to improve coverage of key issues.

The report also says there should be work done to look at the cumulative effects of fracking, and that industry do more to connect with the public through timely and direct communication.


they said that about the fracking of wells in the US also and their water is poisoned…
not sure I want to even risk that here but government has allowed it…

Stephen Hume: Rich Coleman’s ‘world-class’ fracking standards lag far behind those in Europe and the U.S.

‘World-class’ is a meaningless phrase babbled by B.C. politicians

(Remove the space between http and : and put into your computer’s address bar)

http ://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Stephen+Hume+Rich+Coleman+world+class+fracking+standards+behind+those+Europe/10035545/story.html

Ah yes, the ever so trusted Ernst & Young. The same company who help Lehman Brothers hide 50 billion. Who wouldn’t trust this fine group of professionals?

somebody out there, just tell the truth.

Why don’t the gas companies tell us what chemicals they use to frack? They keep saying its a industry secret, but as they all do it it’s not that secret. And also how much water is contaminated and how much of this water is left in the ground?

There’s information available on the BC Oil and Gas Commission website (www.bcogc.ca) and here, Fracfocus.ca: http://www.fracfocus.ca/

The US Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, findings on fracking.


I see the problem.. the headline must have been auto-corrected.. it should read

” Fracking, Un-regulated in BC”

One can be sure about one thing, this is all about the government and money not our health.
When sickness sets in they will deny it has anything to do with the fracking

“(Remove the space between http and : and put into your computer’s address bar) ”

Charles, you don’t have to do that. Just copy and paste the link, (as is) here in your comments. It does show up.

Welp, I am reposting my comment as I inserted links without the space and my comment went directly to the spam folder. I posted this comment about 20 minutes ago;

Here is a rather lengthy list of states and countries around the world that have banned fracking.

http: //keeptapwatersafe.org/global-bans-on-fracking/

No such luck for provinces in Canada, as Quebec’s moratorium on gas fracking is being challenged under NAFTA. Now is that not interesting; that we might not even have a say as to whether fracking should take place or not? The jury is still out for me personally about the benefits and potential harm of fracking; but what bothers me is that we may not have a “choice” about when and where it takes place. This is when we find out just how much power and control Oil & Gas Corporations have over our land here in Canada.

What we should find interesting is that the Christy Clark government says the industry is well regulated, interesting because it is quite probable that her government, like Quebec, may not have any power or control over an industry to stop fracking.

http: //commonsensecanadian.ca/quebec-fracking-nafta-challenge-right-water-right-profit/

copy and paste the links, then delete the space between the http: and the /

So Sage what do you think of the EPA report, must have the rich green blob choking on their organic wine.

The words of the article say: “Overall, hydraulic fracturing is well regulated in B.C.” but there is room for improvement”

The headline says: “Fracking Well Regulated in B.C. Says Report”

To me those statements mean two different things.

I think the word “overall” should not have been dropped.

It is as simple as that.

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