The draft of the new PEI Water Act is due to be released any time soon. Don’t Frack PEI expects a ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to be included in the act due to the overwhelming number of groups and individuals who called for a ban during the consultations. A ban on fracking is called for by many groups in the Public Consultation Report http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/CLE_EAC_WARep.pdf. At the Environmental Forum before the election, the Premier stated that “a moratorium may come through the Water Act process”.
Don’t Frack PEI intends to see that a ban becomes part of the Act. In other news, MLA Brad Trivers will propose a Motion Calling For a Moratorium on Fracking in the Spring sitting of the legislature.
So fracking is going to be very much back in the spotlight this spring. Don’t Frack PEI has incurred some expenses to keep the website running, rent a mailbox, host meetings, pay presenters, and produce t-shirts, hats and literature. Unfortunately our donations haven’t kept up with the expenses, for instance a website and e-mail hosting bill of $289 has come out of the pockets of the committee. Please consider making a donation to help with these costs – and you can make it using PayPal or a Credit Card on our website – it’s perfectly secure. Just click the green button on the home page.
Thank you for your support on this important issue.
Don’t Frack PEI Steering Committee.