Fracking lurks in Nova Scotia

Hydraulic fracturing started in 1949 in the United States, although other history sources can be traced back to 1862. It didn't really become commercialized until the 1960s. In Canada, the technology was adopted over the last decade and media reports show "In B.C. alone, 7,300 wells have been fractured since 2005, and between 500 and…

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Stop Alton Gas, Nova Scotia

In Alton, Nova Scotia, AltaGas has been building salt caverns for the storage of compressed natural gas. It received all environmental approvals and construction started in 2008. Besides the three caverns it includes two pipelines twelve kilometers long that transport the brine used to flush out the caverns to storage ponds beside the Shubenacadie River…

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Nova Scotia talks fracking

On Monday, June 17th, there was a meeting at Kings College in Halifax. Dr. John Cherry spoke about whether or not Nova Scotia should experiment with fracking. Cherry was focused on the many scientific uncertainties that still exist around fracking, and the need for substantial research to be done before any province embarks on development…

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Dismantling Democracy

In Dismantling Democracy: Stifling debate and dissent in Canada, we document the abuse of parliamentary rules, the intimidation of public servants, and the defunding and intimidation of organizations that hold views at odds with the government. The report documents where the federal government has gutted the capacity of its own departments and independent agencies to…

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GMO at a farm near you

A new farmer who plans on growing soybeans, using wheat for crop rotation — is discussing setting up shop along the Gloosecap Trail in Nova Scotia. Although not a lot is known about him yet, it appears one of his main associates is someone who worked previously for a farm where they grew only organic…

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