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    Water and Hydrocarbons
    Fracking, Site C and the mystery of Hudson's Hope water contamination

    Fracking, Site C and the mystery of Hudson’s Hope water contamination

    Why fracking may have caused serious water contamination near Hudson's Hope...and if it didn't, it spells big trouble for Site C Dam.


    SFU, regional district expand Peace Valley water study re oil and gas

    SFU, regional district expand Peace Valley water study re: oil and gas

    SFU and the Peace River Regional District are conducting expanded baseline studies of water in the region, in connection to increased oil and gas activities.



    Yukon fracking threatens groundwater safety: hydrologist

    Yukon fracking threatens groundwater safety: hydrologist

    The Yukon needs a better understanding of its groundwater system before the government gives fracking a green light, says hydrologist Dr. Gilles Wendling.


    David Suzuki-Trading water for fuel is fracking crazy

    David Suzuki: Trading water for fuel is fracking crazy

    In our mad rush to extract and sell every drop of gas and oil as quickly as possible, we’re trading precious water for fossil fuels.



    Yet another CNRL leak probed by Alberta regulator in Cold Lake

    Yet another CNRL leak probed by Alberta regulator in Cold Lake

    The Alberta Energy Regulator is investigating another leak from a Canadian Natural Resources bitumen well near Cold Lake.


    Industry seeks right to release water from oilsands tailings ponds

    Industry seeks right to release water from oilsands tailings ponds

    Oilsands producers are talking with the federal and Alberta governments about conditions under which water from the industry's tailings ponds could be released into the environment.



    Regulator, Encana sued over fracking, water

    Regulator, Encana sued over fracking, water

    Ecojustice announced a lawsuit Wednesday in BC court against the province's oil and gas regulator over its allegedly unlawful issuance of water permits for fracking. Oil and gas giant Encana is also named.


    Athabasca River contaminated by Canada's largest coal slurry spill

    Athabasca River contaminated by Canada’s largest coal slurry spill

    Canada had what may be the largest coal slurry spill in its history when a dam failed at the Obed Mountain coal mine and 1 billion litres of waste water contaminated at least 25 km of the Athabasca river.



    Will Water Act overhaul rein in groundwater use for fracking, LNG?

    Will new Water Act rein in groundwater use for fracking, LNG?

    BC's century-old Water Act doesn't regulate groundwater use, leading to a "wild, wild west" environment for water-intensive industries like fracking. Will updates to the old act help address these concerns?


    First Nation upset CNRL is draining lake to contain Alberta bitumen leak

    First Nation upset CNRL is draining lake to contain Alberta bitumen leak

    First Nations are angry that a Tar Sands company is draining a local lake without consulting them. CNRL is trying to halt an Alberta bitumen leak near Cold Lake.