The decision of the former Tory government of premier David Alward to embrace the shale gas industry was polarizing.
Corridor Resources wants to expand but the previous Liberal government imposed a moratorium in 2014 that prohibits hydraulic fracturing.
While the link between fracking and earthquakes is well-established, precisely how that link works remains mysterious.
Conservation groups say the Bureau of Land Management is reversing course on limiting drilling on a vast stretch of federal land.
Seeking energy dominance by exporting oil, gas and coal to global markets.
25 rail cars that came off the track were carrying fracking sand.
Review panel calls for a continued freeze until risks and benefits are better understood.
Government will not allow fracking unless conditions include a water disposal plan and consultation with First Nations are met.
Government wants a plan for regulations, waste-water disposal, consulting First Nations, a royalty structure and a social licence.
Jobs that would be created to lift province out of and economic slump.
A 4.6-magnitude seismic event typically aren’t a risk to public or environmental safety
Flawed science, lack of consultation cited; Nexen can use water it has stored in area pits only.
Progress Energy paused operations last week when another quake occurred.
There are challenges, but producers are optimistic for industry’s long-term potential.
Same area as other quakes were linked to fracking.