Public Advisory: Panel invites input on hydraulic fracturing in Western Newfoundland

ST. JOHN'S, April 15, 2015 /CNW/ - The Hydraulic Fracturing Review Panel invites members of the general public and stakeholder groups to provide input on hydraulic fracturing in Western Newfoundland. Details for providing input may be found by visiting Submissions to the Panel or requests for meetings with the Panel may be made online at, by email to or by conventional mail.

An independent panel was appointed by the Minister of Natural Resources, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, to conduct a public review and advise the Minister of Natural Resources on the socio-economic and environmental implications of the hydraulic fracturing process with respect to the possible exploration and development of the petroleum resources of Western Newfoundland.

The mandate of the panel is also to make recommendations on whether or not hydraulic fracturing should be undertaken in Western Newfoundland, and to make recommendations relating to the appropriate practices and procedures regarding potential hydraulic fracturing operations in the province should the panel recommend proceeding with hydraulic fracturing.

The panel is also accepting requests to present at public consultation sessions in Corner Brook and Stephenville, as well to meet with the Panel via teleconference and face-to-face meetings.

The deadline for written submissions to the Panel or for requests to meet with or present to the Panel is 12 p.m. on June 1, 2015.

For more information or to submit input, go to


SOURCE Hydraulic Fracturing Review Panel

For further information: Dr. Ray Gosine, Chair, Hydraulic Fracturing Review Panel, c/o Office of Associate Vice-President (Research), Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, IIC-3067, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, A1C 5S7, Tel: 709-864-3104, Email:

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