Shale gas and the future of Chemical Valley

Toban Black on the Media Co-op

An audio interview with Zak Nicholls, a human rights activist who lives in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

Shale gas from fracking in the United States (and perhaps Ontario) will be used in Sarnia-Lambton’s Chemical Valley.


Nova Chemicals in October, 2011. Photo by Dallas Sinopole.

In this interview, Zak speaks about:
– Nova Chemicals, and how this company plans to use shale gas — for decades
– A related BioAmber facility which will be processing a substance that is similar to the GHB rape drug
– Labour concessions which are connected with these projects
– The Lambton Generating Station, and the possibility that it will be burning ‘natural’ gas (shale gas?) in the future

This recording is posted here.

Zak brings up issues like these through S.H.A.M.E.: Sarnia Hometown Activist Movement Emerging

This recording is the first part of two interviews about major news around Chemical Valley. The second part of these interviews is posted here.

These October 2011 interviews follow up a previous recording, in which Zak gives more background about the impacts around Chemical Valley, and community efforts to improve their situation.


Zak at an anti-fracking rally in London, Ontario.

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