Protecting Yukon water has become critical by Jacquelin Vigneux, May 29, 2013, The Whitehorse Star
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Tr’ondeck Hwech’in and Mount Lorne Oppose Fracking by Jacquelin Ronson, May 24, 2013, Yukon News
The Tr’ondek Hwech’in have banned fracking on their traditional territory. … The resolution to declare Tr’ondek Hwech’in frack-free passed unanimously at a recent council meeting. … “We depend on our environment. We depend on our streams.” … The hamlet of Mount Lorne has also recently voiced its concerns…. “We’ve asked the minister not to issue any permits for the exploration, the extraction of the processing of hydrocarbons within or under the boundaries of the Hamlet of Mount Lorne,” said Peter Percival, chair of Mount Lorne’s local advisory council. … Most of the community opposes any oil and gas development in the area, he said.
Resolution for a Frack‐FreeHamlet of Mount Lorne, Yukon Brought forward by Dr. JP Pinard, Werner Rhein and the Yukoners Concerned. Supported by Yukon Conservation Society (and other societies). May 7, 2013.
We as citizens of the Hamlet of Mount Lorne would like to adopt the Resolution put forward to the City of Whitehorse, Yukon in the same wording and meaning with only the name “City of Whitehorse” is replaced with the name Hamlet of Mount Lorne….
Resolution for a Frack Free Whitehorse Brought forward by Dr. JP Pinard and the Yukoners Concerned About Oil & Gas Exploration/Development. Supported by Yukon Conservation Society, Peel Youth Alliance, CPAWS. February 18, 2013.
Therefore the City of Whitehorse declares that within its municipal jurisdiction over clean water and greenhouse gas emission reductions, there will be no extraction of fossil fuel and in particular, natural gas from hydraulically fractured sources;
And furthermore, the City of Whitehorse declares that it will not accept any new electricity that is generated using hydraulically fractured natural gas