The Fracking BC Liberals are Sucking Us Dry
Our Water Secretly Sucked Away by Shale Gas Industry
Beyond public scrutiny, vast amounts of BC's water are being dealt to 'fracking' operations.
By Ben Parfitt, Today, TheTyee.ca
On Feb. 15 of this year, Calgary-based Canbriam Energy Inc. quietly applied to the B.C. government for the rights to pull billions of litres of water out of Williston Reservoir, the ultimate source of much of our province's hydroelectricity.
Once again, this permanent removal of water from public waterways is occurring in the complete absence of public input. Given the severe drought in one of the two major shale gas zones in northeast B.C. last year, it's time for the secrecy to end. First Nations communities and non-First Nations communities alike deserve to know important facts about who proposes to use B.C.'s water, where the water will come from, and how it will be used. We deserve this and more, well before decisions are made that will have potentially irreversible consequences for our land and water resources in future years.
Read the whole ugly story at the Tyee
The perpertrators of this outrage, in a just world, would be behind bars.
But,to say that the BC Liberals have betrayed the people of BC and their land would be to suggest that at one time they were on our side--which has never been true.