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Petitioning Minister of Environment Currie Dixon and 2 others

Yukon Government: Ban Hydraulic Fracturing in the Yukon Territory


Currently, the Yukon Territory has not been subject to hydraulic fracturing, although the practice is very prevalent just across our border in North eastern British Columbia.

Recently, the Yukon Government has proposed changes to the Oil and Gas Act that will repeal the Liard First Nations right to veto any further oil and gas development and there is a real threat that the territory could be facing hydraulic fracturing in the very near future.

This petition will pressure the government to put a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing within the Yukon and protect our beautiful, clear watersheds. With all of the threats to water security worldwide, we cannot afford to NOT protect all the clean freshwater we have left.

Thank you for your support,

Yukoners Concerned about Oil and Gas Development

Letter to
Minister of Environment Currie Dixon
Premier Darrell Pasloski
Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Brad Cathers
To the Yukon Legislative Assembly,

This petition of the undersigned shows:

THAT, as there are significant concerns about negative effects of hydraulic fracturing related to oil and gas
exploration and extraction on environmental interests and related social and economic interests in the
Yukon; and

THAT, as there are significant concerns about negative effects of coal bed methane exploration and
extraction on environmental interests and related social and economic interests in the Yukon;

THEREFORE, the undersigned ask the Yukon Legislative Assembly to urge the Government of Yukon to
introduce to the Legislative Assembly legislation to:

a. ban the use of hydraulic fracturing for the exploration or extraction of oil and gas
resources; and
b. ban the exploration or extraction of coal bed methane;

And to implement an immediate moratorium on:

a. the use of hydraulic fracturing for the exploration or extraction of oil and gas
resources; and
b. the exploration or extraction of coal bed methane.