Time to take Fraction!
Another week, another fight against fracking. It's hard to believe that this time last year I'd never heard of fracking. It wasn't till CCNB's Stephanie Merrill first told me about it at a water conservation conference last August that I became concerned.
Even more concerning to me was when I heard the province of Nova Scotia was seeking fracking proposals for the Malagash Formation. Growing up in Wallace, Nova Scotia I'm well accquainted with Malagash, the next community to the east along Nova Scotia's precious Northern Shore. I spent time as a child going to Blue Sea Beach (pictured), an amazing beach in Malagash. How will fracking affect those places of my childhood. Reading the local paper "The Light" a few months ago the pages were filled with concerns about fracking.
Our Environmental Education Coordinator Heidi, recently learned that fracking waste is being somehow treated and then dumped into the river she learned how to swim in, in Debert, Nova Scotia.
The more I learn, the more I realize how many communities are affected across our region and across the world. Just this week we had some visitors from the New York Based Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, they left us copies of their latest newsletter filled with fracking articles. We're all dealing with this crisis and we need to work together to stop fracking.
Last week there were 41 #nofrackfri tweets, remember to check back tomorrow for new frackts and tweet your hearts out!
Also though, it's about time we did something all together. We're taking the day of August 1st as a day of action or as we call it "Fraction". We're calling on all of you in communities across Atlantic Canada to have a protest this August Long Weekend and together we can do miracles. We're working out details for events in Debert and Fredericton, and if you and your community are concerned feel free to join us with your own protest, and invite your friends!
The risks that fracking presents are real, and we owe it to ourselves to do everything we can think of to protect ourselves, our water and our air. We here in the office are totally fracked, working on fact sheets and more detailed reports that our Atlantic Canadian based and will help serve you in your community-I'll keep updating you as time goes on.