Over the past two years KAIROS, Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, has investigated the ecological and Indigenous rights issues raised by hydraulic fracturing (or fracking), the practice of injecting water, sand and chemicals deep underground at high pressure to fracture rocks containing natural gas or oil.
On October 30 – 31, 2015, KAIROS will sponsor a public forum on fracking that will take place simultaneously in Vancouver, B.C. and Moncton, N.B.
The goal of the forum is to raise the profile of the social, ecological and human rights concerns of Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities across Canada and to facilitate action regionally and nationally. We will also be gathering content for an educational video.