Fracking Bill Passes
The Liberal government has passed its controversial fracking legislation. Bill 6 passed yesterday with the support of the NDP. The bill extends a moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing until the government can develop regulations and an onshore atlas of available natural gas resources. There’s an exemption in the bill that allows fracking for the purpose of research and testing. Energy Minister Andrew Younger said work is already underway on the onshore atlas as well as a regulatory review. The Tories voted against the bill, saying it prevents the province from developing its natural resources.