Correspondence and Written Submissions

Between March and July 2014 the expert panel on hydraulic fracturing released 10 discussion papers. These papers were posted on the website, emailed to stakeholders and discussed widely among media sources. After each paper was released there was a 2 to 3 week period for feedback and commentary. Taking all feedback into consideration each paper will in due course become a chapter of the final report. The original discussion papers and the feedback on those papers is posted below. 

Hydraulic Fracturing and the Aboriginal, Treaty and Statutory Right of the Mi’Kmaq


Hydraulic Fracturing – Understanding the General Regulatory Issues


Environmental Impacts of Hyraulic Fracturing in Nova Scotia – A public participatory approach


Potential Socieconomic Effects of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development in Nova Scotia Communities


Hydraulic Fracturing and Public Health in Nova Scotia


Energy Well Integrity


What are the Interactions between Unconventional Gas Resources and Water Resources?


The Potential Oil and Gas Resource Base in Nova Scotia Accessible by Hydraulic Fracturing


Petroleum Operations, Costs and Opportunities in Nova Scotia


Primer on the Process of Hydraulic Fracturing


Written Submissions to the Hydraulic Fracturing Review

All written submissions sent to the Hydraulic Fracturing Review Panel between October 2013 and April 30th 2014 are posted below. The deadline to make written submissions was April 30th. Submissions are split into two categories, email submissions and email attachment submissions. Submissions are also organized by month which they were sent, with the exception of the Council of Canadians call for a ban on fracking email which is listed seperately as the same email was sent over multiple months.

We have also provided an Index for the Email Submissions and Email Attachment Submissions which includes: the email subject; the date of the email; the signature name; a hyperlink to the document and; page number or number of pages.

1. Email Written Submissions

Nov 1 to Jan 31 – Email Submissions

February – Email Submissions

March – Email Submissions

April – Email Submissions

Council of Canadians Email Template – Call for a Ban on Fracking – 507 email’s from individuals using this template were recieved before the submission deadline of April 30th. Because of the volume of submissions using the same template we will not be posting these submissions individually.

Index – Email

2. Email Attachment Submissions

Email Attachments

Written Submission Index

General Correspondence

The following links are to general correspondence piece’s that were not directly addressed to the Hydraulic Fracturing review. These were all submitted by stakeholder’s and are listed in no particular order.

Reality and Opportunity – Nova Scotia Future Energy Requirements, the Role of Shale Gas Development – Triangle Petroleum

Jan. 6 2012 Results of enhanced NORM parameter analyses of water, Becquerel Laboratories Inc. -Triangle Petroleum

NOFRAC letter to government “Concerns with the Review of Hydraulic Fracturing in Nova Scotia”  – 12/16/2013

Department of Energy response to NOFRAC letter “Concerns with the Review of Hydraulic Fracturing in Nova Scotia” – 12/17/2013 – 12/17/2013

Letter from the Council of Scientific Society Presidents – 2010

Letter to Governor Cuomo from 250 Doctors– 2011

Letter to Governor Cuomo on the cancer risks of every stage of the fracking process – 2011

Letter to Governor Cuomo from Economists – 2011

Letter to Governor Cuomo from Robert Howarth and 58 other scientists – 2011

New York State medical societies call for moratorium – 2010

American Academy of Pediatrics District II support for moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing and call for study on health effects – 2010

Letter on the health effects of 2-BE from Theo Colborn to Allen Belt, Bureau of Land Managment and Robert Storch, United States Forest Service, USA. – 2002

Testimony on the Economic and Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Drilling of Marcellus Shale on Philadelphia and the Surrounding Region. Before the Joint Committees on the Environment and Transportation & Public Utilities of the Council of the City of Philadelphia – David Velinksy, Ph.D

Concerns about the impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing: Letter to US government officials from the The Society for Conservation Biology, 2013 – 2013

Statement of Appeal – Municipality of Colchester County Sewer Bylaw Committee – April 2013

Supplemental Statement of Appeal – Municipality of Colchester County Sewer Bylaw Committee – April 2013

US EPA Submission to dSGEIS Comments – December 2009

Setbacks: How Far is Far Enough? (Comments for: “Revised Draft SGEIS on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program (September, 2011),” and, “High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Proposed – January 2012

Enclosure: EPA comments on revised draft NYSDEC revised dSGEIS for horixontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing to develop the marcellus shale and other low-permeability gas reservoirs – January 2012

Testimony to NY State Assembly Standing Committees on Environmental Conservation and Health, Health Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing Techniques – May 2011

Statement on climate change, energy policy, and energy bridges including shale gas – Council of Scientific Society Presidents– Council of Scientific Society Presidents, May 2010

Testimony: Dr. Adam Law at NYS Assembly Public Hearing on Hydraulic Fracturing – May 2011

CHEJ’s training call on fracking – Talk Radio Show hosted by Theresa Mills, January 2014

EPA letters to local water treatment plants re processing of fracking waste water – July 2011

EPA to PADEP re revising acceptable levels of contaminants for water quality standards – May 2011

Letter to Matthew Lepor, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission – Sierra Club Spetember 2012


Some More Facts about Hydraulic Fracturing May 9 2013 – Dillon Consulting in Yarmouth Nova Scotia – Submitted by Triangle Petroleum

Colchester Public Hearings – Atlantic Industrial Services (A division of Envirosystems Inc.) – Submitted by Triangle Petroleum

Drilling 101: Drilling of a Natural Gas Wells and Natural Gas Production – Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Local experiences related to the Marcellus Shale Industry – May 2011

Wellbore Integrity: Failure mechanisms, historical record, and rate analysis – Ingrafea, Santoro & Shonkoff– Ingrafea, Santoro & Shonkoff

A wellbore integrity study” Conventional and unconventional wells in Pennsylvania, 2000-2012 – Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy, Inc., October 2013