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Burnaby is calling for a moratorium on fracking

BURNABY (NEWS1130) – It’s the first Metro Vancouver city, and perhaps first in the province, to call for a moratorium on fracking.

Despite the fact that there is no hydraulic fracturing in Burnaby, or even near Burnaby, city councillor Sav Dhaliwal says it’s an environmental question, and it affects us all.

“Since we are so interdependent with our neighbours and our environment, we have a duty to raise a concern.”

Burnaby becomes the first Metro Vancouver city to call for a moratorium on fracking.

The method injects a mix of water, sand and chemicals underground to get to natural gas. “We see ourselves as a part of a larger, broader community. All of us in North America and this world are connected,” says Dhaliwal.