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To: House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador

Ban Hydraulic Fracturing in Newfoundland and Labrador

Dear Members of the House of Assembly of NL, please safeguard our health, safety and environment by banning hydraulic fracturing or imposing an indefinite moratorium on its use within your jurisdiction.

Why is this important?

An independent panel has been appointed by the Minister of Natural Resources, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to conduct a public review and advise the Minister on the socio-economic and environmental implications of the hydraulic fracturing process. However, the Minister of Natural Resources and his department focuses clearly on natural resource development and supporting regulations and not health, safety and the environment. Three of the Hydraulic Fracturing Review Panel members prior to their appointment have stated publically that they supported approval of hydraulic fracturing with appropriate regulations. These three members constitute a majority and are clearly not independent. They believe fracking can be done safely.

The drillers' dreams of fracking New York succumbed to the growing mountain of proof that this dangerous process causes birth defects and respiratory illness, while polluting the air and drinking water with carcinogens like benzene and formaldehyde. Why did Minister Dalley appoint a biased panel to conduct an "independent review" when jurisdictions like New York, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have already studied the issue and determined Hydraulic Fracturing to be unsafe?

Newfoundland and Labrador has placed a moratorium on all hydraulic fracturing applications pending this review. The review panel is flawed. Here is a link to a list of jurisdictions worldwide that have banned hydraulic fracturing.

The citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador deserve the same respect and leadership from their elected representatives as do the citizens residing in the communities on the fracking ban list.

This issue is a moral issue.

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How it will be delivered

I plan to deliver to either the Independent Panel on fracking or to a member of the NDP caucus.


2015-06-18 17:04:14 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2015-06-01 16:14:28 -0400

500 signatures reached

2015-04-30 16:32:30 -0400

100 signatures reached

2015-04-29 22:21:43 -0400

50 signatures reached

2015-04-29 19:29:58 -0400

25 signatures reached

2015-04-29 17:09:19 -0400

10 signatures reached