July 23 2014

K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) — The panel reviewing hydraulic fracturing in Nova Scotia has completed seven community
information sessions to date across the province. During this review, the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association and
the Native Council of Nova Scotia have announced official opposition to fracking. Dr. Wheeler has been clear that much
is still unknown about the risks and benefits to Nova Scotians. Given that:

• All three political parties have stated that the existing moratorium will remain until fracking is proven to be safe;

• The panel has not proven that there is common understanding of the full extent of risks associated with
fracking;

• The panel has not proven that fracking can be done safely at this point in time; and that

• Members of the aboriginal community have indicated that they do not give their consent for hydraulic
fracturing.

The Nova Scotia Fracking Resource and Action Coalition (NOFRAC) and 20 other organizations call for a legislated
moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for at least ten years. We recognize Indigenous title rights as upheld by the Supreme
Court of Canada, and that a moratorium on fracking must remain in place until the Mi’kmaq community give their
consent.

Contact:
Jennifer West
Geoscience Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre
442-5046, 471-3301 (cell), groundwater@ecologyaction.ca

Canadian Federation of Students – Nova Scotia
Canadian Youth Climate Coalition
Council of Canadians
Citizens for the Protection of the Environment
Divest Dalhousie
Eastern Shore Forest Watch
East Hants Fracking Opposition Group
Ecology Action Centre
Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia
Genuine Progress Institute Atlantic
Greens of Haligonia
Hants Federation of Agriculture
Halifax Environmental Justice Collective
No Farms No Food
Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group
Nova Scotia Citizens Health Care Network
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Sensible Energy for the North Shore
Sierra Club Atlantic
Tatamagouche Centre

CFS-NS Stands with 22 other Social Justice Organizations to Fight Fracking in Nova Scotia