Burnaby city council first in BC to call for a moratorium on fracking by Maryam Adrangi, February 22, 2013, rabble.ca
Earlier this week, Burnaby city council passed a resolution to call for a moratorium on fracking. The city itself is not threatened by hydraulic fracturing; however, it has “from time to time advocated on environmental matters which have provincial or national significance.” This is the first city in B.C. to pass such a resolution. The full resolution can be found here.
ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE Meeting 2013 February 18 Council Report
HIS WORSHIP, THE MAYOR AND COUNCILLORS
SUBJECT: HYDRAULIC FRACTURING
1. THAT Council adopt a Resolution to request a moratorium on hydraulic
fracturing until senior governments give full consideration to the potential human and environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing, and undertake a comprehensive public consultation process.
2. THAT the Resolution be forwarded to the Federal Minister of Environment and
the B.C. Minister of Environment.
3. THAT a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to Burnaby MLA’s, Burnaby MP’s
and LMLGA. [Emphasis added]