I am writing today with regards to Northern Cross (Yukon) Limited's proposal to utilize hydraulic fracturing in its exploration programme in the Eagle Plains area.
The Yukon NDP Official Opposition Caucus is opposed to the use of hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. fracking) in the Yukon and therefore urges the Yukon Environmental & Socioeconomic Assessment Board to reject Northern Cross (Yukon) Limited’s proposal, insofar as it pertains to hydraulic fracturing.
WHITEHORSE—Despite Tuesday’s announcement by Prime Minister Harper, Yukoners will not get a fair deal on natural resources until the territory’s resource revenue system is brought into the 21st century.
WHITEHORSE—Friday’s announcement that mine inspections, enforcement and security under the Waters Act are now the responsibility of the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources is another example of the Yukon Party putting their corporate friends and insiders ahead of caring for our environment.
WHITEHORSE--Yukon’s NDP Official Opposition is responding to the increase in people using the food bank by calling on government to take immediate action to close the growing gap between rich and poor.
WHITEHORSE—Yukon’s Department of Energy, Mines and Resources appears to have thrown the doors open for oil and gas companies to use the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in the territory.
WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party government’s announcement today of a five-year prohibition on mineral staking in parts of the City of Whitehorse leaves environmentally sensitive areas vulnerable to industrial activity. According to the City’s Official Community Plan, areas excluded from the mineral staking prohibition also include lands designated for future parks.