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Fracking in Saskatchewan

Crude Power is an unprecedented investigation into the connections between oil, money and influence in Saskatchewan revealing a powerful player that has few controls.

Fracking in BC

BC’s Shale Gale: Fracking up our Water, Hydro Power and Climate. Read the Report: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/fracking

Troubled Waters: BC’s Gas Boom: Wilderness Committee Climate Campaigner Eoin Madden travels to northern British Columbia to witness firsthand the impacts that the gas industry — and a controversial extraction method known as fracking — is having on the region’s wilderness, water resources, and our climate. To learn more, visit http://wildernesscommittee.org/fracking

Fracking in Alberta

16×9 – Untested Science: Fracking natural gas controversy: A new frontier of natural gas production is making controversial headlines. Hydraulic Fracturing or “fracking” is becoming more common in Canada. But experts say “fracking” can cause contaminated ground water, earthquakes and pollute our land with toxic chemicals.

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Shaken and Stirred: Briar Stewart goes to Alberta to find out what happens when a fracking community is hit with earthquakes.Check the traffic and roads.

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The Campbells: Shawn & Ronalie Campbell are Alberta ranchers with more than 40 years of experience with oil and gas activity on their land. In 2005, thermogenic gas was found in their water well. Alberta Environment initiated an investigation, which was then passed into the hands of the ERCB (which is now the AER – Alberta Energy Regulator). Despite existing evidence of methane and H2S, the ERCB and the AER have claimed that they have been unable to find a link between oil and gas activity and the Campbells’ water contamination. Read more on the Campbell’s story here.

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The Hawkwoods: Howard and Nielle Hawkwood are farmer / ranchers from Lochend, Alberta. They live on their Family Farm of 40 years. Surrounded by 70 unconventional wells, they have noticed changes in their land, livestock, and health since 2009. They are concerned that the nearby fracking operations are effecting the air and water.

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The Thomases: The same week that the Thomases broke ground to make way for their dream retirement home, a horizontal well was drilled 300 metres from the edge of their property line. “There had been oil and gas wells here in the area in the past,” says Elaine, “but what we didn’t know was that this was a whole new breed of oil and gas wells. This was multistage horizontal hydraulic fracturing.” Soon after, Elaine and others in the area began experiencing various health impacts that coincided with the arrival of countless oil and gas rigs.

More about the Thomases and the Hawkwoods can be found in the documentary Broken Ground.

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Dr. Gary Tresider: Dr. Gary Tresidder lives near Cochrane, Alberta and is standing up against the flaring that occurs upwind of his home on the dozens of frack sites in the Lochend area. This is the third film in a series on hydraulic fracturing in Alberta.

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CBC Documentary – Bruce Jack – water well explosion from leaking methane. Spirit River, Alberta

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Jessica Ernst, who lost her water and filed a lawsuit against Encana that is still ongoing, speaks at University of Lethbridge on the Dangers of Fracking. March 25, 2014