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MEDIA RELEASE: MUNK SCHOOL OF GLOBAL AFFAIRS RESEARCH DEMONSTRATES HOW COLUMBIA RIVER TREATY RENEGOTIATION CAN INCLUDE FLEXIBILITY TO ADDRESS FUTURE CHANGE

October 21, 2014

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Adèle Hurley, Director, Program on Water Issues

416-946-8919 powi@utoronto.ca

 


Water and Hydraulic Fracturing in Canada: Information for Investors and Everyone Else

Event Starts: May 29, 2014 at 8:45 am EDT
Ends: May 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm EDT

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This conference brings together scientists, the investment community, industry, academia and First Nations to discuss key issues relating to shale energy development including the relationship between water risk and hydraulic fracturing, transparency and disclosure to minimize water risks, and the future of hydraulic fracturing in Canada.

 

Media registration opens at 8:15 a.m. at:
The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility Munk School of Global Affairs University of Toronto 1 Devonshire Place

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For further information or to request interviews contact:
Simon Avery – 416-451-2932 – swja@outlook.com

Event Presentations

Dr. John Cherry – Hydraulic Fracturing: Science versus Propaganda

Monika Freyman – Hydrualic Fractruing and Water Stress in Western Canada: A Visusal Analysis and Discussion of Ways to Mitigate Water Impacts

Richard Liroff – Transparency and disclosure to minimize water risks related to shale energy development


 

Recent News Concerning Water and Hydraulic Fracturing

Shakeout Threatens Shale Patch as Frackers Go for Broke, May 27, by Asjylyn Loder, Bloomberg News

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-26/shakeout-threatens-shale-patch-as-frackers-go-for-broke.html

Britain Proposes Easier Access to Tap Shale Rock Energy, May 23, by Stanley Reed, The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/24/business/international/britain-proposes-easier-access-to-tap-shale-rock-energy.html?src=rechp

America’s Biggest Potential Oilfield is Looking a Lot Smaller, May 21, by Russell Gold, The Wall Street Journal

http://blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intelligence/2014/05/21/report-americas-biggest-potential-oilfield-looking-a-lot-smaller/

Write-down of two-thirds of US shale oil explodes fracking myth, May 22, by Nafeez Ahmed, The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/may/22/two-thirds-write-down-us-shale-oil-gas-explodes-fracking-myth/print

N.C. panel OKs criminalizing disclosure of chemicals in fracking, May 20, The Associated Press

http://www.news-record.com/news/government/article_616c2e9e-e068-11e3-a240-001a4bcf6878.html

EPA Takes First Step Toward Regulating Fracking Chemicals, May 9, by Mark Drajem, Bloomberg News

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-09/epa-considers-requiring-disclosure-of-fracking-chemicals.html

Fracking Growth Outpacing Scientific Knowledge in Canada: Report, May 1, by Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee

http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/05/01/Frack-Slow-Report/

For B.C.’s First Nations, the true cost of gas fracking is too high, Oct 29, 2013

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/true-cost-of-bcs-lng-plan-is-getting-too-high-for-first-nations-to-pay/article15152147/

More Reading on Water and Hydraulic Fracturing

Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction in Canada, released April 30 by the Council of Canadian Academies:

http://www.scienceadvice.ca/en/news.aspx?id=132

Hydraulic Fracturing & Water Stress: Water Demand by the Numbers, released February by Ceres:

http://www.ceres.org/issues/water/shale-energy/shale-and-water-maps/hydraulic-fracturing-water-stress-water-demand-by-the-numbers

BC LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) A Reality Check, released Jan 17 by Global Sustainability Research Inc.:

http://www.watershedsentinel.ca/files/files/Hughes-BC-LNG-Jan2014.pdf

Hydraulic Fracturing Report Card: Investors Report on Lack of Disclosure by Oil and Gas Companies on Hydraulic Fracturing Operations, released Nov 2013 by Boston Common Asset Management, Green Century Capital Management and the Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN):

http://www.bostoncommonasset.com/news/FrackingReportCard.php

and

http://disclosingthefacts.org

Underground Intelligence,The need to map, monitor, and manage Canada’s groundwater resources in an era of drought and climate change, released June 2013 by the Program on Water Issues:

/powi_events/underground-intelligence-the-need-to-map-monitor-and-manage-canadas-groundwater-resources/