Here’s an email from EcoJustice with an update on what they are doing about fracking and excessive free use of water in BC:
Many of you have called and written to ask when we might launch a fracking case. And for good reason: With protests in New Brunswick and Newfoundland’s moratorium making headlines across the country, fracking is in the hot seat.
Well, we’re about to make that seat a little hotter.
Today we filed a lawsuit with the B.C. Supreme Court, challenging a B.C. Oil and Gas Commission practice that allows the gas industry to exploit fresh water for fracking operations (among other things). This case is a crucial step forward in curtailing an industry whose practices increasingly threaten B.C.’s water resources and the ecosystems and people that depend on them.
Karen Campbell, staff lawyer | Ecojustice