Fracking, also known as hydraulic fractiruing, is the process of extracing gas from shale using copious amounts of water to destroy the environment so you can drive, err get gas. Quebec has a made a great move to ban fracking in the province, let’s hope that other places follow Quebec’s lead!
Normandeau said the ban will apply to fracking both for gas and oil, but that fracking could be done for scientific purposes.
A panel of independent experts, which the government has yet to name, will determine whether an individual fracking operation will add to scientific knowledge about the impact of the controversial technique used to extract natural gas from shale rock formations.
In announcing the ban, Normandeau noted that the BAPE, Quebec’s Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement, said in its report recommending further study before shale-gas exploration goes ahead that there is a lack of knowledge.