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Shale Gas in British Columbia: Risks to B.C.'s Water Resources
This whitepaper, published by the Pembina Institute of Canada, explores the known and potential impacts of shale gas extraction on water resources in British Columbia, Canada.
The paper discusses the techniques used in the extraction of shale gas and the environmental concerns such as water impact and climate impacts in the state.
It also highlights the different types of contamination risks associated with the water impact, such as sub-surface contamination risks, surface contamination risks and blow-out risks.
The report also provides recommendations for the ways in which British Columbia can improve its planning and regulatory framework for shale gas development to provide better protection for the province's water resources.