The protests are over the environment but, alas, there's a deeper source of trouble afoot for the fracking industry: it's from the heart of the financial world where billions are being lost.
oil and gas development
In this blog, Daniel Wilson reviews the Fraser Institute's latest report on First Nations and oil and gas development.
During his visit to Malaysia, on his way to the Asia-Pacific summit in Bali, the prime minister unveiled his agenda for Canada's future.
There are clear indications that oil and gas companies will be given the green light soon to start "fracking" South Africa.
Opponents (are stepping) up efforts to stop shale gas exploration (in New Brunswick), mainly over concerns about what it could do to drinking water.
Gros Morne National Park's status as a world heritage site may be in jeopardy due to plans for controversial oil exploration on Newfoundland's west coast.
What is really required for the assessment of major projects is a broader scope of inquiry -- one that explicitly addresses the question of the public interest.
The C. D. Howe Institute is out this morning with a press release entitled, "Raising Oil and Gas Royalties Does Not Benefit Provincial Coffers." Here is my initial take on the accompanying paper.
I never thought I'd see the day when the words "national," "energy" and "strategy" would be strung together and promoted by the Alberta government.
This was the title of a recent educational forum in Vancouver. Redeye contacted researcher Ben Parfitt to find out what fracking is and why we should oppose this kind of natural gas extraction.