Please support a petition to ban fracking in the Owen Sound area –
Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and transportation of natural gas releases methane into the atmosphere and contributes to the problem of global warming.
- uses millions of litres of fresh water and contributes to the depletion of local fresh water resources
- involves the use of large quantities of chemicals, some of which pose significant environmental and health risks
- has been scientifically linked to unsafe levels of contamination of well water with methane and other contaminates
- well pads emit carcinogenic & toxic air pollutants during natural gas extraction and production
It is for these reasons that we call upon the Council of Grey County to enact a ban on hydraulic fracturing in Grey County, Ontario.
We’ll be delivering this petition to Grey County Council in person in April 2015.