Common Sense Canadian

Timelapse Animations Reveal Staggering Water Withdrawals, Industrial Activity for Fracking

Posted November 19, 2012 by Damien Gillis in Energy and Resources

Watch these timelapse animations of recent water withdrawals and industrial activity in Fort Nelson First Nation traditional territory for natural gas hydraulic fracturing. These short term licenses were all issued without public or First Nations consultation. Courtesy of FNFN Lands Dept. and mapper Bobby Concepcion.


About the Author

Damien Gillis

Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.


    Damien Gillis

    This comes from Fort Nelson First Nation’s Lands Dept., Hayley.

    Hayley Dunning

    The industrial activity one is especially fascinating – where did you get the data from?

    Damien Gillis

    We have been gathering good flyover footage for our film, “Fractured Land”, Kevin, and have supplied to Canadian media as well for their stories and documentaries. You’ll see some of this footage in my recent presentation ay the Vancouver International Mountain Film Fest – which I’m editing together as we speak.

    Kevin Logan

    Good post.

    There is a disturbing lack of flyover footage for this reason. Doing so would allow for people to get their heads around the level of activity occurring in these regions.

Leave a Response