25 rail cars that came off the track were carrying fracking sand.
Oilfield services giant posts Q1 loss of $643 million.
Liberals say there’s no need to outlaw something that’s not happening.
Without energy equalization payments, healthcare, education and social programs would suffer from major funding cuts.
Government offers a 20-point conservation action plan, but most measures won’t kick in until 2016.
Nova Scotia Fracking Resource and Action Coalition says there’s shortcomings related to the definition for fracking, community consent and exemptions for research.
Joe Oliver argues that fracking is ongoing in several provinces without any contamination of drinking water.
Energy Minister Andrew Younger said Nova Scotians have made it clear they are “not comfortable” with fracking.
The province’s dreamed-of liquefied natural gas industry poses some big environmental challenges.
Environment Minister Randy Delorey says a ban is appropriate given that there is a moratorium on fracking.
Eight Marcellus Shale horizontal wells were monitored seismically; one injected with tracers.
Crude oil production totalled 556,000 barrels of oil per day with a yearly total of 204 million barrels.
Midway energy won’t be penalized for incident that spewed 500 barrels of oil into an Alberta field last January.
New guidelines will encourage members to assess potential for quakes by using existing data and communicating with nearby operators.
Controversial oil extraction practice said to have damning effects on groundwater.