Andrew Gage, West Coast Environmental Law, August 18, 2010
Last week’s events should have sounded some alarm bells for people wondering how the BC government regulates the oil and gas industry in Northeastern BC.
By Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun, February 12, 2010
Government must 'improve its oversight': report
The British Columbia government is failing to meet its responsibilities to manage human health, environmental and financial risks associated with oil and gas resource development, according to a new report from B.C. Auditor-General John Doyle.
By Chris Wood, Georgia Straight, January 28, 2010
The B.C. government isn’t asking many questions about a natural-gas-drilling technique involving toxic compounds.
Gwen Johansson lives in what used to be idyllic surroundings a few kilometres west of Fort St. John in B.C.’s northeast. Lately, though, the tranquillity of her home overlooking the placid Peace River has been shattered by an intrusive flow of traffic. Often operating around the clock, heavy-bodied tanker trucks pull off Highway 29 and line up at the riverbank to drop in thick hoses and gun high-volume pumps that suck up thousands of litres of water in just a few minutes. “They’re hauling out of there day and night,” Johansson told the Georgia Straight by phone, “one loading, two more waiting. You can see the amount of water that’s going out.”