Following a community screening of “Fracking the Peace”, German Ocampo with Friends of Clayoquot Sound led a panel of allied groups: Kiki Wood from Stand, Peter McCartney from Wilderness Committee, and Cheryl Cameron from Dogwood.
Photo Credit: Brenda Wood / FOCS
“Fracking the Peace” is a powerful new documentary telling the story of residents in Northeastern B.C. whose daily lives, homes, environment and health have been changed by fracking in the region. Home to the majestic Peace River, this region has been ravaged by more than 25,000 fracking wells threatening livelihoods, physical and mental health, and the very water that sustains the life and spirit of these communities. “Fracking the Peace” follows community members living on Treaty 8 territory in Northeastern B.C. as they tell the story of how fracking has impacted their lives.
Fracking in B.C. is currently responsible for the majority of B.C.’s methane emissions. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that is 86x more toxic for the atmosphere than CO2, and has been historically under-reported in B.C. Yet the fracking industry receives the single largest oil and gas subsidy from the B.C. government. “Fracking the Peace” paints a picture of how fracking development in B.C. has been allowed to skyrocket at the expense of the health and safety of watersheds, communities, and the rich agricultural landscape they call home.