Gas production via hydrolic fracturing IS coming to Quebec. Whatever the government says about respecting the environment is a load of poutine. There is no clean way to fracture shale deposits. It doesn’t mean we should not do it. But the Quebec Government should at least stop being hypocritical with their postering on energy. If they are serious about exploiting shale gas then they should stop whinging about the Alberta Oil Sands.
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Funny how Quebec bitches about Alberta’s oil sands on the one hand and yet plans to fully exploit the hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. “fracking”) of the ground beneath our feet to tap into “unconventional” natural gas deposits.
See this article in the Watershed Sentinal for details..
Points to retain regarding Quebec:
“Huge shale developments are also planned for Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The Utica shale gas play in Quebec covers an area of 5,000 square kilometres that runs along the St. Lawrence River from Montreal to Quebec City.”
“Now some geologists are saying that the use of horizontal drilling and fracking for shale production exhausts the well within a mere eight years, with a decline in output of 75 percent in the first year alone. Some are even calling the sector “a speculative bubble.”
In other words, the drilling and fracking endanger the groundwater and deplete rivers and lakes all for a quick payoff to the industry and the province, after which the taxpayer is left with the clean up.”