There is a lack of regulation, lack of enforcement, lack of oversight and lack of scientific understanding regarding the nonetheless extremely widespread practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the search for new and ever more marginal supplies of oil and gas;
Over 200,000 wells have been hydraulically fractured in Western Canada alone, and every well requires approximately 11 million litres of water, enough to fill 4.5 Olympic swimming pools, which is mixed and contaminated with up to 220,000 litres of toxic fracking fluid
Help Elizabeth push for an immediate national moratorium on hydraulic fracturing fracking. Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to either her Ottawa or Sidney offices. With as few as 25 signatures, Elizabeth can present your petition to the government in the House of Commons.
2628 people have signed this petition. Add your voice to the growing number of Canadians speaking out about this issue.
Your petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to immediately implement a national moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), compel oil and gas companies to disclose all chemicals that have been used in fracking to date, conduct a comprehensive environmental assessment and, in accordance with the polluter-pays principle, hold companies to account for the cost of cleaning up the damage already that has already been inflicted.