Hydraulic fracturing concerns topic of public discussion

Truro Daily News
Date published: 
Thu, 2011-07-21

A public meeting is being held tonight to discuss the issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing and associated concerns.

"My main point for doing a public event, I'm really just trying to raise awareness about the issue," said Heidi Verheul, an environmental educator with the Atlantic chapter of the Sierra Club and a former Belmont resident.

Sponsored by the Sierra Club and the Maritime Aboriginal Chapter and the Maritime Aboriginal Aquatic Resources Secretariate, the session is set to run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Visitor Information Centre in the Truro Power Centre.

Information to be presented includes scientific background associated with the risks of hydraulic fracturing. It is also intended to provide a forum for public discussion and to share community concerns.

Nova Scotia is currently conducting a technical and policy review on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the province.


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