Fracking regulations stringent, misconceptions abound

Fracking regulations stringent, misconceptions abound by Barbara Duckworth, The Western Producer, February 23, 2012
Bob Curran of the ERCB said ground water protection, drilling and hydraulic fracturing are highly regulated. “Some of the complaints are based on what is happening in other jurisdictions. Their regulations are not the same as ours,” he said. “We have very clear and stringent regulations in place that are protective of ground water regardless of what type of well you are drilling.” … “It is just because of problems in other jurisdictions that suddenly it has come to the fore here, but we haven’t experienced any of those problems here in Alberta.” … Companies are required to inform landowners of what they are doing [Emphasis added]

[Refer also to:  The Great Getaway: Secrets of a Frac Cover-Up


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