Fracking in Canada is highly regulated, with extensive governmental oversight and self-imposed industry best-practices.
risks of fracking
The risk of well integrity failures are similar to other areas of risk for hydraulic fracturing—the risks tend to be quite low.
Nova Scotia’s government recently announced it would table legislation to establish a moratorium on the practice of hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) for the production of natural gas in the province. The ban, which follows a lengthy report on the safety of hydraulic fracturing, is indefinite, but not permanent. (One is reminded of the saying that there is nothing more permanent than a temporary tax.).