27 Sep '11, 9pm

World's Biggest Fracking Operations: CBC Covers the Shale Gas Boom in BC

Yesterday the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC ) announced their investigative series on fracking in British Columbia . The feature report will cover the rise of the shale boom in the province’s remote northeast corner. The CBC radio report, called Cornering Gas , presents an opportunity for people to voice their concerns about the controversial fracking process and take part in the growing debate over BC ’s role in the country’s energy future. As the CBC reports, shale gas in BC has ballooned into a multi-billion-dollar industry and is expected to transform the province’s remote regions into bustling boom towns. CBC host Robert Boane and reporter Betsy Trumpener traveled to Fort Nelson to conduct interviews within a 'boom no bust ' atmosphere. Fort Nelson, a town of 4000, is expected to triple in size. Two of Canada’s most plentiful shale gas deposits are in the area w...

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