Public Talk On Fracking King’s College June 15

4 06 2015

Event Announcement:  “Hydraulic Fracturing: Should Nova Scotia Experiment?”

Dr. John Cherry, groundwater contamination specialist, will present a public talk on hydraulic fracturing in Halifax on Monday, June 15, at 7 pm. Cherry’s talk is titled, “Hydraulic Fracturing: Should Nova Scotia Experiment?”

Cherry will focus on the many scientific uncertainties that still exist around fracking, and the need for substantial research to be done before any province embarks on development of shale gas.  “The science concerning most of the important impact questions is very immature,” Cherry states. “The research needed to address these questions has still not begun in any substantial way.”

Dr. Cherry was lead author of the Council of Canadian Academies 2014 report, Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction in Canada. He presently heads the University Consortium for Field-Focused Groundwater Contamination Research and is Associate Director of the G-360 Centre for Applied Groundwater Research based at University of Guelph.

The talk will take place at Kings College New Academic Building in Halifax at 7 pm, Monday June 15. Admission is free.

Note: We think this will be a very important talk in the ongoing discussion about fracking and risks to water, and we would like to make it available via livestream, including posting the recorded talk and presentation freely available on line.
In order to livestream and then post the talk, we need to raise money to cover the costs of livestreaming. If you would like to make a donation towards making this possible, or know of an organization which might,  please contact Barb Harris at



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