Fracking Down Under An open letter to New Zealand

Stenson, Fred
May 2012
Alberta Views;May2012, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p17
The author reflects on the fracking activities in New Zealand. He mentions that international oil companies have applied to hyrdaulically frack the country's north island's east coast. He states that opponents to fracking claimed that the cracks opened by fracking can break into aquifers and render groundwater posionous. He also suggests that environmentalists who are against fracking should look up to the opinion of scientist David Suzuki.


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