Cornering Gas: September 2011 Archives
Friday September 30, 2011
Cornering Gas continues with the light and the heavy.
Daybreak strolls the aisle at a tiny Fort Nelson store that gives "one stop shopping" a whole new meaning.
Fracking is a thirsty business. Fracking just one shale gas well can use as much 600 Olympic-size swimming pools of water. That's a big problem for drought-prone Dawson Creek. So the northern city is freeing up "frack water" by putting its sewage up for sale.
Christy Clark may have thrown her backing behind shale gas fracking... But not everyone is sold on the rapid development.
Thursday September 29, 2011
First, Daybreak's Cornering Gas team Robert Doane and Betsy Trumpener hear from northeast residents who are concerned about the water use in the region's Oil and Gas industry.
Next, it's Town and Fracking. Fort Nelson is booming and that's changing the local landscape.
Could a RUMBLIN' in the horn river be man-made? As international companies descend upon the world class gas play, there seems to be a whole lotta shaking goin on.
Wednesday September 28, 2011
There's not a bust in sight. Thanks to the development of shale gas plays in northeastern B.C., there's likely enough gas to for a century. That's according to Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
They moved to Canada to enjoy the quiet life. Now a German couple say their quiet life is being drowned out by gas activity.
"Fracking" for shale gas is a booming, multi-billion dollar business in B.C. Energy companies are blasting water and chemicals deep underground -- to release natural gas -- from shale rocks. The boom has created thousands of jobs -- for Canadian workers. But some local people believe -- that gas drilling on their doorsteps -- is slowly killing them.
Charl Badenhorst with Northern Health
Some people living amidst northern B.C.'s gas wells, plants, and pipelines -- are raising serious concerns -- about their health. They're demanding the B.C. government step in -- to ensure their safety. Charl Badenhorst backs that call - for health surveillance and tracking -- of people exposed to gas and chemicals.
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