The Select Committee Regarding the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing is holding public event on May 27 and 28 at the legislative assembly.
Six experts have been invited to give presentations. Yukoners can observe the proceedings from the public gallery or listen to a live broadcast on 93.5 FM or on the legislative assembly’s website.
Visitors in the gallery may submit written questions for the presenters. After asking an initial round of questions, committee members will select questions randomly from those submitted by the public.
Presenters include Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, and Dr. Eilish Cleary, the chief medical officer of health for New Brunswick.
The committee will also hear from Dr. Mark Jaccard, a professor with the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, and Dr. Donald Reid, a conservation zoologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada.
The committee will also travel this summer to 12 Yukon communities to hold hearings and gather public opinions on hydraulic fracturing.