Quebec Bans Fracking

"The Quebec government will ban fracking for shale gas and impose stricter rules when it comes to the exploration, extraction and storage of oil and gas.

“The safety of people, of goods and the protection of the environment is a prerequisite,” said Quebec’s Minister of Natural Resources Pierre Moreau as he unveiled the new measures on Wednesday."

Give them a medal. Oh, wait...

  • There is no natural gas production or field production of NGLs in Quebec.
  • In 2011, Quebec banned hydraulic fracturing in the St. Lawrence Lowlands while a study on fracturing’s safety was conducted. A law was passed in 2013 that kept the ban in place until a new law governing oil and gas exploration in the province was passed. In 2016, Quebec legislature passed Bill 106, which created the Petroleum Resources Act and essentially lifted the fracturing ban.
  • In 2017, the Quebec government stopped oil and gas exploration on Anticosti Island due to concerns surrounding environmental risks and economic viability.
  • Quebec’s marketable natural gas resource has been assessed by the Geological Survey of Canada at 7 trillion cubic feet.
  • Small volumes of propane and butane are produced by refineries in Quebec.
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< *Quebec NIMBY crowd chant intensifies* >

NIM BEE !

NIM BEE !

NIM BEE !

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imbeciles.

if they really want to take a stand, they should ban the importation and use of oil and gas extracted using hydraulic fractionation.  no more Blood Fuels!

NY, Mass, and CA too.

that would be hilarious.

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