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Junex's pilot project for shale gas exploration

Four years after shale gas exploration in the St. Lawrence River valley came to a screeching halt, there are definite signs of renewed interest. The government's environmental review board, the BAPE, has just completed public hearings and will file recommendations by the end of the year.

Quebec exploration company Junex presented its ideas last week. President Peter Dorrins explains their pilot project meant to demonstrate that drilling for shale gas can be done properly.

Anticosti: La chasse au pétrole extrême

dominicchampagne.jpgFilm and stage director Dominic Champagne is no stranger to public debates over environmental debates. He was publicly involved during the debate over shale gas. This time, he's behind the camera, on Anticosti Island, to capture the essence of a place that's destined to change, from untouched natural beauty to the oil capital of Quebec. He joined me in studio to talk about Anticosti: La chasse au pétrole extrême.

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You can see the trailer for the documentary here.