Yukoners in the hundreds are signing on to ban liquefied natural gas and fracking in the Yukon. During the past month a dedicated crew from Yukoners Concerned About Oil & Gas Exploration has been going door to door in the ridings of Premier Darrell Pasloski, Resources Minister Scott Kent and Environment Minister Currie Dixon. Nearly 1,500 constituents have signed the petition to ban LNG and fracking.
Comments made by many signatories indicate that they view water as our most precious resource and that they value the Yukon’s pristine, vibrant and diverse eco-system.
With climate change, many parts of the world are now in drought conditions and there are even greater swings from floods to extreme temperatures, all largely due to our over-reliance on fossil fuels. By saying no to LNG and fracking Yukoners can save our water, reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and not add further greenhouse gas emissions to those driving climate change.
The Yukon must move to renewables like solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydro, etc.
The Yukon Utilities Board’s approval of Yukon Energy’s diesel-to-LNG conversion for back-up generators, with no conditions attached, suggests that in the near future the Yukon Party government will approve fracking.
However, Yukoners Concerned are adamant that we will not stand by and allow oil and gas development that uses fracking to pollute our fresh water.
Riding visitations by members of Yukoners Concerned will continue.
We urge Yukoners to join us in voicing opposition to this destructive practice by contacting your MLA and by signing the petition.
Yukoners Concerned About Oil & Gas Exploration