Select Committee Regarding the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing

The Select Committee Regarding the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing was established by Order of the Legislative Assembly on May 6, 2013 (Motion No. 433). The membership of the Committee was amended by the Legislative Assembly on November 18, 2013 (Motion No. 518). The Committee's reporting deadline was amended by the Legislative Assembly on May 1, 2014 (Motion No. 662) and December 16, 2014 (Motion No. 839).

The Select Committee Regarding the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing dissolved January 19, 2015 after releasing its final report.

Committee Members

Reports

Motions Concerning the Committee

Schedules and Itineraries

 

Committee Briefing Presentation Materials

Fact-Finding Mission to Alberta

January 8, 2014

January 7, 2014

January 6, 2014

In Camera Briefings

November 22, 2013

November 15, 2013

October 9, 2013

September 30, 2013

September 27, 2013

September 26, 2013

 

Public Hearings

Motion No. 433 tasked the Select Committee Regarding the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing with “gathering input from the Yukon public, First Nations, stakeholders, and stakeholder groups including non-governmental organizations.”

To this end, the Committee held public hearings in Faro, Carmacks, Dawson City, Ross River, Haines Junction, Mayo, jointly in Carcross and Tagish, Pelly Crossing, Teslin, Whitehorse, Old Crow, and Watson Lake. The communities were selected based on requests from Yukoners.

Please note: Oral testimony presented at the public hearings is included in the transcripts. In cases where additional written material was provided to the Committee at a hearing, it has been included as a Submission.

 

Public Proceedings

May 28, 2014

Presenters

  • Dr. Brendan Hanley, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Yukon
  • Dr. Eilish Cleary, Chief Medical Officer of Health, New Brunswick
  • Dr. Charl J. Badenhorst, Regional Medical Health Officer, Northeast Health Service District of British Columbia
  • Donald Reid, Associate Conservation Zoologist, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
  • John Hogg, Vice President, MGM Energy Corp.

Transcript

Transcript of Proceedings

Presentations

Health Presentations
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  • Dr. Brendan Hanley, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Yukon - Presentation
  • Dr. Eilish Cleary, Chief Medical Officer of Health, New Brunswick - Presentation and Response to outstanding questions
  • Dr. Charl J. Badenhorst, Regional Medical Health Officer, Northeast Health Service District of British Columbia - Presentation
    • Article referenced by Dr. Badenhorst: Reframing the Conversation: Understanding Socio-Economic Impact Assessments within the Cycles of Boom and Bust (Authors: Badenhorst CJ*,** , Mulroy P*, Thibault G*, Healy T* - *Northern Health, British Columbia, Canada;**Health Officers Council of BC, Canada)

John Hogg, Vice President, MGM Energy Corp.

Donald Reid, Associate Conservation Zoologist, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada

Documents submitted by Donald Reid

  • Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction in Canada: The Expert Panel on Harnessing Science and Technology to Understand the Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction - Council of Canadian Academies
  • Infrastructure and Wildlife
    • Different behavioural responses to anthropogenic noise by two closely related passerine birds
    • A habitat-based framework for grizzly bear conservation in Alberta
    • The influences of wolf predation, habitat loss, and human activity on caribou and moose in the Alberta oil sands
    • Impacts of Chronic Anthropogenic Noise from Energy-Sector Activity on Abundance of Songbirds in the Boreal Forest
    • Quantifying barrier effects of roads and seismic lines on movements of female woodland caribou in northeastern Alberta
    • Influence of Well Pad Activity on Winter Habitat Selection Patterns of Mule Deer
    • Songbird response to seismic lines in the western boreal forest: a manipulative experiment
  • Infrastructure and Other Risks
    • Water Management Challenges Associated with the Production of Shale Gas by Hydraulic Fracturing
    • Characterising the impacts of emerging energy development on wildlife, with an eye towards mitigation
    • Science Update for the Boreal Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou, pop. 14) in British Columbia
    • Peace Region Boreal Caribou Monitoring: Annual Report 2008-09
  • Water

May 27, 2014

Presenters

  • Mark Jaccard, Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University
  • Lalita Bharadwaj, Associate Professor, Toxicologist, School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan

Transcript

Transcript of Proceedings

Presentations

Mark Jaccard, Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University
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  • Response to outstanding questions
Lalita Bharadwaj, Associate Professor, Toxicologist, School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan

February 1, 2014

Presenters

  • Bernhard Mayer, Professor, Geoscience
  • Rick Chalaturnyk, Professor, Geotechnical Engineering
  • Fort Nelson First Nation
  • National Energy Board

Transcript

Transcript of Proceedings

Presentations

Bernhard Mayer, Professor, Geoscience
Rick Chalaturnyk, Professor, Geotechnical Engineering
Fort Nelson First Nation (Chief Sharleen Gale and Lana Lowe, Director, Department of Lands & Resources)
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National Energy Board (Abul Kabir, Drilling Engineer, Gary Woo, Program Manager and Patrick Sprague, Director, Northern Applications)
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January 31, 2014

Presenters

  • Gilles Wendling, Hydrogeologist
  • BC Oil and Gas Commission
  • The Pembina Institute
  • EFLO Energy Inc., Northern Cross (Yukon) Ltd. and Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Transcript

Transcript of Proceedings

Presentations

Gilles Wendling, Hydrogeologist
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BC Oil and Gas Commission
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  • Paul Jeakins, Commissioner & CEO - Presentation
  • Kevin Parsonage, Supervisor, Field Engineering & Technical Investigations - Presentation
The Pembina Institute
Industry Presentations
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EFLO Energy, Inc. (H. Wayne Hamal, Chief Operating Officer and Blaine Joseph, Operations Manager)
Northern Cross (Yukon) Limited (Richard Wyman, President and Don Stachiw, VP Exploration)
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (Alex Ferguson, VP Policy & Environment and Aaron M. Miller, Manager, Northern Canada)

 

Submissions

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