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Wednesday, 12th August 2015

Shale Gas in Canada: Environmental Risks and Regulation

Source: Library of Parliament (Canada)


The recent increase in the development of shale gas in North America has raised significant public concerns about associated environmental risks. After providing some background information about shale gas and its extraction, this paper offers an overview of some of the environmental impacts of shale gas development, and explains how Canada’s current regulatory regime, most of which is provincial, addresses these impacts.


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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

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