No Frack Fridays

Get Tweeting on No Frack Fridays!

Tell our elected representatives in Atlantic Canada that hydraulic fracturing for unconventional natural gas is not what we want for our communities!

In order to get tweeting on No Frack Fridays, you need a twitter account (its free!), and know who your MLA, Ministers of Environment/Energy, and/or Premier are. On Fridays we are going to tweet away at our leaders and let them know some facts about fracking (or frackts!).

To Participate!
1. @______ (Address the tweet to the appropriate representative.)
2. Copy and paste one of these frackts in your tweet.
3. Add #nofrackfri and tweet away!
(you may also want to add #nspoli, #nbpoli, #peipoli, or #nlpoli to your tweet to make it pop up in streams!)

Over time the tweets will become more specific and we’ll be sharing important information about hydraulic fracturing activities and impacts that are happening in our communities.

Frackts for Friday, August 12, 2011

This week saw courageous and inspiring actions from the people of New Brunswick. Perhaps fracking contracts should come with a warning label to governments: Enabling fracking operations in your province could lead to average citizens becoming engaged in the political process and may challenge fracking operations with civil disobedience.

Thank you to anyone who donated time, money, energy, and strength to take a stand in Stanley, NB this week, these frackts are for you!

1. #Fracking lead to civil disobedience in NB #nofrackfri

2. #Fracking words from the people of NB and #nofrackfri

3. Hoping you have best interest of env & ppl at heart of #fracking #nofrackfri


Twitter Handles for Government

New Brunswick: @PremierNB

Nova Scotia: @PremierDexter @nsgov @ns_environment

Prince Edward Island: @JamiePEI @InfoPEI

Newfoundland: Haven't found specific twitter accounts, but folks have been adding  #dunderdale.

If you have information for government twitter accounts to share, please email heidiv at sierraclub dot ca.


Frackts for Friday, August 5, 2011

This week we focusing on the health risks associated with fracking.  Fracking pollutes our air and our water, not to mention the mental health impacts of a 24 hour/7days a week industry with trucks, generators, lights, and equipment running in our rural backyards.

1. Local article on the #health risks of #fracking #nofrackfri

2. #Fracking fluid causes lung irritation, cns depression, convulsions, and skin #cancer #nofrackfri

3. Pollution from #fracking is linked to premature aging of lung tissue & asthma p.5 #nofrackfri


Frackts for Friday, July 29, 2011

Despite “best practices” and regulations, accidents happen and with fracking, we’re talking serious fraccidents. Houses exploding, animals drinking toxic frack fluid, or spills involving toxic chemicals and hazardous waste. In Atlantic Canada, our leaders are telling us that these types of accidents won’t happen here, but can we afford to take their word for it?

1. #Fracking accidents happen everywhere-Fraccident Map! #nofrackfri

2. A spill of radioactive #fracking fluid in PEI near Green Gables in 2007. #nofrackfri

3. Radioactive #Fracking sand spill in Penobsquis, NB in 2006. #nofrackfri


Frackts for Friday, July 22, 2011

This week it is all about the waste!

1. #Fracking creates millions of litres of toxic hazardous waste. #nofrackfri

2. #Fracking waste from NB is being sent to Debert, NS. #nofrackfri

3. #Fracking wastewater can explode. #nofrackfri


Frackts for Friday, July 15, 2011.

Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas does pose risks to our water resources. You know that stuff that makes our planet so special because it' necessary for life and connects us to every living thing.

1. #Fracking exploration excluded from groundwater legislation in Canada p.232

2. #Fracking requires millions of litres of freshwater p.19

3. #Fracking puts water (a human right!) at risk!

Frackts for Friday, July 8, 2011.

Intro to Fracking:
Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas is not what we (or the rest of the world) needs. It is not clean, it is not renewable, and is worse than coal when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

1. Fracked gas is not a renewable energy source.
2. Fracking for gas is not clean
3. Fracking for gas contaminates water