Allegations of an Alberta Cover-up
Original Air Date:
Monday, May 02, 2011
It’s a long way from Rosebud to Manhattan, but Jessica Ernst is there to tell the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development that gas production has allegedly contaminated her drinking water. Ernst is suing Encana, the Alberta Government and its Energy Resource Conservation Board for $33 million. She claims Provincially-approved hydraulic fracturing by the energy company has tainted well water with chemicals. What does Ernst hope to gain at the UN? Is there proof she can, as she says, light her water on fire...if so, why? And why does she accuse Alberta and energy companies of an alleged cover-up? Joining us for this discussion is Jessica Ernst, Environmental Consultant in the oil and gas industry.
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