CAPP Continues to lie – Now to Yukoners Press Release by BC Tap Water Alliance, January 23, 2014
The Yukon Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon talk on January 15, 2014 in Whitehorse, part of a recent series of talks on energy meant to open a “conversation” about oil and gas fracking to the Yukon business sector. Aaron Miller, one of two energy industry guest speakers, gave a themed presentation, The Yukon: Environment, Energy & Economy. The event was videotaped by CBC, with follow-up interviews next day on CBC radio and articles in Yukon newspapers.
Will Koop, Coordinator of the BC Tap Water Alliance (the Alliance) – who happened to be on a speaking tour in the Yukon, and attended the luncheon – played his video of Miller’s dishonest statement and presented a slide about his open letter to CAPP, requesting that the lobby group “apologize in writing to all Canadians for falsely stating that there has never been a documented / proven case of hydraulic fracturing contaminating groundwater.”
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producer’s Northern Manager Aaron Miller in clip above:
We’ve safely fractured well over 175,000 wells without contamination of drinking water. And again, look at that. Over 175,000 wells without any reported incidence of contaminating drinking water. And again, this is an environmental record that .. it doesn’t get out there that much. And ah you know it’s incumbent on us to talk about this, and to convey those facts.
And again, not just western Canada, but if you look at the roughly 50 I believe 49 fracturing operations that have occurred in New Brunswick, again, same thing, there’s been no reported, confirmed cases of contamination to drinking water.
And another key thing here, these stats aren’t coming from CAPP, they’re not coming from industry, they’re coming from the provincial regulators in British Columbia and Alberta. Again, I can’t stress that enough, these aren’t numbers that we cooked up, these are numbers coming from the provincial regulators.
It’s all about transparency in operations.
I really encourage you to ask more questions.
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Original disingenuous ad by the Lochend Industry’s Producer Group in the Rocky View Weekly, October 29, 2013. The identical ad was also in the Cochrane Eagle.