The comprehensive report on the health effects of fracking, which the Clarklandians received in November, was suddenly released today (gosh, I wonder why?).
And guess what...
According to the Clarklandians at least, everything is just peachy.
The GStraight's Travis Lupick has the story. Here's his lede:
A highly anticipated government report states residents of B.C.’s northeast have little to fear from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and other oil and gas operations that have intensified in recent years....
Mr. Lupick also notes the following:
The B.C. Ministry of Health’s findings stand in contrast to those of a similar study that examined fracking in New York State.
In December 2014, the New York Times described that report as “concluding that the method posed inestimable public-health risks”.
That document's release prompted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to announce his administration would implement an outright ban on fracking “because of concerns over health”...
The Clarklandian's press release on the fabulousness can be found...Here.
The actual reports 'n stuff can be found...Here.
And we actually have a pretty good idea as to why the 'good news' was released today...In fact, things are unfolding pretty much exactly as we predicted they would (and even more so, the way Lew called it in the comments)...