‘Nova Scotia plans to introduce legislation to ban fracking this fall, Energy Minister Andrew Younger announced Wednesday.
Younger told the CBC the ban won’t be permanent, but he didn’t have a timeline for when it might be lifted. Instead, he said if a community in Nova Scotia showed interest in allowing fracking, the government would consider lifting the ban. Up until now, Younger said, the Nova Scotian public has “overwhelmingly expressed concern” in fracking, and that government leaders “need to respect that.”
“We need to respect the trust the people have put in us,” he said.’
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