O’LEARY CORNER -- Don’t Frack P.E.I., an advocacy group seeking a permanent moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in this province, wants to educate ordinary islanders on what the natural gas extraction process, commonly known as fracking, is all about.
The group warns that fracking can cause extensive and irreversible damage to the environment.
Starting with a training session at St. Luke’s Hall, O’Leary Corner this Saturday, February 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Don’t Frack P.E.I. plans to hold training sessions across P.E.I. to provide participants with clear language materials to use in community meetings and in kitchen table talks with their neighbours.
“It is important that as many people as possible in the community become confident to talk about fracking and its possible effects for P.E.I. It doesn’t take rocket science,” a Don’t Frack P.E.I. press release insists. It warns that if citizens are not on watch large corporations could pay for a strong lobby group and have a moratorium lifted.
Anyone interested in participating in Saturday’s training session is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1(877)894-4573 before Thursday. The training session builds on what was presented during a recent information meeting Don’t Frack P.E.I. held in West Prince.
The organization wants to hold information meetings in Queens and Kings counties, too, and follow them up with training sessions there.