McKillop Church gets in on fracking debate with information session in Lethbridge, Alberta; opposition to oil exploration in the city continues to grow

McKillop Church gets in on fracking debate with information session by Nick Kuhl, October 7, 2013, Lethbridge Herald
Opposition towards the possibility of oil exploration in the city continues to grow. Concerned with the idea of Calgary-based company GoldenKey drilling three oil wells on the westside, members of the McKillop United Church began a new awareness and social justice campaign Sunday morning. Before the church’s 10 a.m. service, parishioners were able to a view a series of information panels and display boards, as well as a showing of David Suzuki documentary “Shattered Ground,” which has aired on CBC and shows the pros and cons of fracking. Mary Shillington, chair of McKillop’s mission and social action committee, said members have been actively involved with a number of social issues in the past, but that they wanted to go further with fracking and this idea became their information channel. “We’re concerned about what’s happening all over Canada, but also here in Alberta and in Lethbridge. We’d already taken on fracking concerns before we knew that GoldenKey had applied for a permit to drill over on the westside,” she said. “Our goal is to inform people in the congregation, concerned people, about the issue and raise the discussion. We want to make people aware so they can then do what they need to do and further educate themselves.” GoldenKey representatives spoke at last week’s SACPA sessions and will host an open house in the city on Oct. 24. [Emphasis added]

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Oil drilling with possible hydraulic fracturing and secret chemicals in Lethbridge city limits is cause for concern ]

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