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What’s Fracking? April 9, 2014

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Co-presented with Sierra Club of B.C.

The evening will feature 3 short films about fracking.   What exactly IS fracking and how do fracking wells work?  Can anyone just drill fracking wells anywhere in the countryside?  Is liquified natural gas (LNG) really a “clean energy”?  Is the information we are being given about fracking and LNG by the fracking industry and governments around the world, including here in B.C. a complete picture?

After the films we will have an opportunity to learn more about what is going on with fracking and other extractive fuel processes here in B.C. from Caitlin Vernon who is the Coastal Campaigner with the Sierra Club of B.C.  Caitlin has a BSc. in Biology and a Masters in Environmental Studies.  Since 2007 she has been working to protect the Great Bear Rainforest, support community-based First Nations’ monitoring initiatives and keep the B.C. coast free from tar sands pipelines and tankers.

We will also hear from Terry Dance Bennick who is coordinating a Victoria Healing Walk to be simultaneous to the annual Healing Walk that takes place in Alberta.

Finally, there will be a presentation by the District of Sooke of their draft Community Energy Emissions Plan (CEEP), developed with support from B.C. Hydro, which looks at the energy and emissions data (such as transportation, building basics and waste management) for the community and outlines an action plan.

The evening will conclude with a question and answer period where moviegoers will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback for all 3 presenters.





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