NDP MPP Peter Tabuns reignites push to ban fracking in Ontario

By Jacqueline Lebel, Global News, May 8, 2019

In the wake of recent flooding in Ontario, an NDP MPP is bringing back his push to take preventive action against fracking in the province.

Peter Tabuns first introduced a bill to ban fracking in Ontario back in 2015, but it was shot down by the Liberals.

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At the time, then-Natural Resources Minister Bill Mauro said the Liberal government would not impose a ban on fracking, adding that he wasn’t even sure that there was enough potential gas in the province to attract companies that want to frack.

“The experience of those other jurisdictions with fracking has been contamination of groundwater and, in Oklahoma particularly, earthquakes,” he told Global News Radio 980 CFPL.


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