As UNB economics professor, Dr. Rod Hill, pointed out in a lengthy examination earlier this year in the Telegraph Journal, “only 0.1 per cent of Alberta’s natural gas is from shale.”
Likewise, despite calling them ‘world class’, Alberta has few and very weak regulations on shale gas. For instance, unless regulations have been recently changed, Alberta does not even require testing of nearby water wells before drilling or fracking.
Despite this, we are constantly told that they have no problems.
A recent Alberta website – Alberta Voices – has begun documenting the stories and experiences of Alberta residents affected by a largely unregulated gas and oil industry. These stories are well-researched and available in print or video format.