Check out the latest from our cartoonist Gerry Hummel. Hydraulic Fracturing, or “fracking” – a relatively new method for extracting natural gas – involves shooting a mixture of highly pressurized water, sand, and unknown chemicals deep underground in order to crack open shale formations to release gas. The value of the resource in BC has been pegged at $750 Billion – and while we’re going gangbusters to develop our local industry, concentrated in northeast BC, other jurisdictions throughout the US and Canada are putting the brakes on fracking until we have a better grasp of its ecological and geological consequences, and how to better manage the enormous volumes of water currently being used in the process.
2 thoughts on “New Cartoon: The Unforeseen Consequenses of Natural Gas Fracking”
I enjoy Gerry’s cartoons. It takes a minute or two to absorb the content and appreciate the message. The mouse is in every one, too. He seems to enjoy controversy.
Great post man! I always follow your blog because it is full of compelling information about various things
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