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Fracking raises concerns for environment, health

Recently, I attended a town-hall meeting in Nanaimo regarding liquefied natural gas and the process of its extraction called fracking.

Recently, I attended a town-hall meeting in Nanaimo regarding liquefied natural gas and the process of its extraction called fracking. Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker Damien Gillis, in addition to scientist Eoin Finn, presented excellent research and visuals on this subject with local B.C. and national information.

The truth about fracking is disturbing. The process of fracking is destroying our clean water supply, our water tables, our long-term health, our environment and wildlife. Why are we not being told the entire picture by Premier Christy Clark and her government? Why does she just talk about job creation and dollars made on a short-term basis without mention of the serious and long-term negative effects of fracking?

Instead of creating relatively few jobs leading to serious public-health and safety issues for entire communities and our west coast, why not put more of our tax dollars and attention to the creation of alternative energy? Several countries, such as the Germany, Spain, Brazil and Denmark, are doing very well with their efforts in providing alternative energy.

May wisdom and common sense prevail in B.C. and Canada.

Lynn Burrows

Nanaimo