Council of Canadian Academies release new report on risks of Fracking in Canada

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 01:45 PM PDT

Federally commissioned report from the Council of Canadian Academies finds risks of hydraulic fracturing not properly understood. Suggests the industry slow to allow for research to catch up. Says

"Public acceptance of large-scale shale gas development will not be gained through industry claims of technological prowess or through government assurances that environmental effects are acceptable. It will be gained by transparent and credible monitoring of the environmental impacts."

The Executive summary and full report can be found here.