The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) BC would like to invite the public to at attend Fractured BC: Fracking, Site C, Health and Human Rights. In April, CAPE called for a moratorium on fracking BC and in Canada as a whole, until the health risks are understood, communicated widely, and mitigated. Many people have heard about the potential dangers of fracking, but do not know what the consequences are. This event will outline the potential health and human rights consequences of fracking and related projects. It will help to make this part of public dialogue as the new BC government undertakes a scientific review of fracking and the need for the Site C dam.
What: A public dialog on the health and human rights impacts of fracking
When: October 17th, 6:30pm doors, event begins at 7
Where: Douglas College, Coquitlam Campus, 1250 Pinetree way, A1470 – Lecture Theatre (across from Evergreen line Skytrain, Lafarge lake-Douglas Station)
Tickets: By donation- no one turned away: please reserve at Eventbrite.
Dr. Warren Bell, founder of CAPE and long-time environmental activist will speak on the health impacts of fracking and Site C.
Dr. Gordon Christie, professor of law at UBC whose research fields include Aboriginal legal issues, legal theory, and tort, will speak about the legal implications of fracking and Site C on the health of First Nations peoples.
Richard Wright, is the spokesperson for the House of Luutkudziiwus of the Gitxsan Nation, and will be speaking about the cumulative impacts of LNG infrastructure on First Nations people and all British Columbians.
Dr. Amy Lubik, environmental health scientist, will moderate.