Fracking studies prompt harmonization push

Fracking studies prompt harmonization push by Rebecca Penty, September 22, 2011. Calgary Herald
Though the provinces each enforce their own rules on oil and gas development, the Supreme Court has decided on two separate occasions that Ottawa also has jurisdiction on issues of the environment, as they pertain to pollution – and the debate over hydraulic fracturing is about just that. Environment Canada is launching two separate studies into hydraulic fracturing, a process companies use to extract oil and gas from rock formations, to flag any potential negative environmental impacts. [Emphasis added]

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