Fracture Lines: In the Rush to Develop Shale Gas, Will Canada's Water be Protected?

posted Oct 19, 2010, 8:11 AM by
According to this research paper from the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs, a dramatic revolution in the production of unconventional shale gas might temporarily improve North America's energy security, but it may also threaten critical Canadian water supplies from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. The report explores the diverse water impacts of both hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling and tmakes 13 recommendations to protect North America's water, including mapping of critical aquifers, full disclosure of fracking contents and creation of no-go zones.