Sign the petition to ban fracking in BC

Join more than 16,000 people that have already signed the petition to ban fracking in BC.

Over 85% of BC's natural gas now comes from fracking. With proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals that would require 9,000 new fracking wells, this is a crucial moment to take this fight to the source.

Fracking is a process where sand, water, and chemicals are pumped underground at high pressure to shatter shale formations and release natural gas. Most of the gas from northeastern British Columbia now comes from this reckless activity.

BC's fracking industry pollutes billions of litres of freshwater every year and leaks enormous amounts of methane — a potent greenhouse gas — into the atmosphere. It also jeopardizes the health of local communities, has been linked to earthquakes, and fragments precious habitat for endangered caribou.

Please help us end this destructive practice, protect BC’s water, and fight climate change by signing our petition to ban fracking in British Columbia.

This campaign is being coordinated in partnership with the Wilderness Committee.

  • Sign the petition

    To the Honourable the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, in Legislature Assembled:

    The petition of the undersigned, concerned citizens states that:

    WHEREAS the process of hydraulic fracturing for shale gas within the Province of British Columbia remains the predominant drilling technique adopted by the gas industry,

    WHEREAS regulation and accounting of water usage in the process of hydraulic fracturing remains inadequate and in some cases non-existent,

    WHEREAS the Province has issued permits for 60 million gallons of freshwater on a daily basis to the gas industry, from 540 of the Province’s rivers, lakes and creeks,

    WHEREAS water used by the gas industry in the process of hydraulic fracturing is rendered toxic by the use of carcinogenic chemicals,

    WHEREAS methane leaks from hydraulic fracturing continue to increase the Province’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions,

    WHEREAS bans and partial bans of the use of hydraulic fracturing have been introduced in France, Bulgaria, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Ireland, New York State, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Quebec and Newfoundland, amongst others,

    I urge you to show true political leadership and commit the province to a comprehensive ban on all fracking operations.