Don’t Frack PEI is a new group that was formed in January 2013 to address the concerns of the citizens of Prince Edward Island, Canada, about the prospect of Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking) coming to our Island.
We have had two public meetings and at the second meeting, which was on January 22nd, the unanimous consensus was to press ahead with a number of initiatives to educate the public and our elected representatives about the numerous dangers of fracking.
Fracking would damage our drinking water, our fisheries, our tourism industry, and the health of the most vulnerable in our society. Our 100% reliance on groundwater for drinking, along with our vertically fractured soft geology, when combined with the toxic carcinogens used for fracking, and the documented failure of gas well casings, results in an unacceptable level of risk to the citizens of PEI.
Organizations and individuals across PEI are joining us in our efforts to bring about a permanent moratorium on fracking, while encouraging the development of alternative energy sources and a reduction in energy use throughout the province.
We will use federal, provincial, and municipal laws, charters, and regulations to achieve this moratorium.