Take Action! Call for an Environmental Assessment of the ConocoPhillips Fracking Project
The NWT Chapter of the Council of Canadians is strongly committed to the protection of our water resources. We are joining with citizens in the Sahtu Region and elsewhere in the NWT to call for an environmental assessment of the recent ConocoPhillips fracking application.
Although Husky Oil withdrew its application to carry out fracking in the Sahtu, ConocoPhillips has filed a new application to expand on its current work, which was approved without an environmental assessment.
The Council of Canadians NWT Chapter has filed comments with the Sahtu Land and Water Board, requesting that they honour the 790 people who signed the Legislative Assembly petition calling for an environmental assessment of the next fracking project. See the NWT Chapter letter and media release.
We urge concerned individuals and organizations to do the same.
A sample letter for individuals and a background document have been prepared for use in writing and filing comments.
The Sahtu Land and Water Board will accept all letters received by June 16, 2014.
With a thorough environmental assessment that engages the public, we are hopeful that good decisions can be made for the health of our water, our land, and our people.
Co-Chair, NWT Chapter Council of Canadians