Fracking topic of discussion at Coquitlam public meeting

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, First Nations groups to participate in talk at Douglas College

Local environmentalists are holding a public discussion later this month in Coquitlam on how liquid natural gas is processed.

Called Fractured BC: Fracking, Site C, Health and Human Rights, the panel will feature representatives from the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), as well as representatives from First Nations Group, and academics.

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Speakers include Dr. Warren Bell, CAPE founder and longtime environmental activist, who will speak on the health impacts of fracking and Site C; Gordon Christie, professor of law at UBC whose research fields include aboriginal legal issues, will speak about the legal implications of fracking and Site C on the health of First Nations peoples; and Richard Wright, the spokesperson for the House of Luutkudziiwus of the Gitxsan Nation, will be speaking about the cumulative impacts of LNG infrastructure on First Nations people and all British Columbians.

Amy Lubik, an environmental health scientist, will moderate the event, which takes place Tuesday, Oct. 17 in lecture theatre A1470 at the Douglas College's David Lam Campus, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam.

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