The province has commissioned an independent review of the effects of hydraulic fracturing. This will include public consultations and creating a panel of experts.
The review will be led by David Wheeler, President of Cape Breton University.
Read the news release for more information.
Hydraulic Fracturing Review
- The province has reviewed public comments and updated the scope of the review.
Download - Final Scope (PDF: 50k)
Download - Draft Scope (PDF: 30k)
- Public comments are now available for review.
Download - Public Comments (PDF: 13.7mb)
- A summary of public comments is also available for review.
Download - What We Heard (PDF: 253k)
- Frequently asked questions about the hydraulic fracturing review (PDF: 113k)
Hydraulic Fracturing Review Documents
- Jurisdictional Review of Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations (PDF: 1.5mb)
- Frequently Asked Questions - Hydraulic Fracturing Review Extension (PDF: 12k)
- Shale Gas Hydraulic Fracturing - Review Process (PDF: 29k)
- Shale Gas Hydraulic Fracturing - Fact Sheet (PDF: 135k)
- Shale Gas Hydraulic Fracturing - Frequently Asked Questions (PDF: 104k)
- Shale Gas Onshore Exploration - Request for Exploration Proposal Process (PDF: 41k)
- Hydraulic Fracturing Review Update - March 2012 (PDF: 58k)
- Hydraulic Fracturing Review Update - January 2012 (PDF: 68k)
- Hydraulic Fracturing Review Update - December 2011 (PDF: 47k)
- Hydraulic Fracturing Review Update - November 2011 (PDF: 71k)
- Hydraulic Fracturing Review Update - October 2011 (PDF: 54k)
- Hydraulic Fracturing Review Update - September 2011 (PDF: 52k)
- Hydraulic Fracturing Review Update - August 2011 (PDF: 55k)
Alberta - ERCB (Energy Resources Conservation Board)
Quebec - BAPE (Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnment)
United States - EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
- Draft Plan to Study the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources (PDF)
- Hydraulic Fracturing Research Study (PDF)
- April 16, 2012 - Province Extends Hydraulic Fracturing Review
- June 24, 2011 - Public Input Helps Shape Fracturing Review Scope
- April 20, 2011 - Scope of Hydraulic Fracturing Review Available for Public Comment
- April 04, 2011 - Province to Review Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Gas Operations