Frack Free BC

Frack Free BC is building a movement to tackle B.C.’s biggest climate problem: fracked gas.

Frack Free BC is a growing alliance of NGOs, Indigenous communities, grassroots groups and individuals who are organizing in their communities to build pressure on the provincial government to end fracking.

We’re calling on the B.C. government to stop issuing fracking permits, set a date to end fracking in the province and support workers and communities to transition to a sustainable economy.

The current members of the Frack Free BC steering committee include Dogwood, and Wilderness Committee.


Fracking is a method of extracting methane gas that is wreaking havoc on the climate, poisoning water, and endangering communities. Ninety per cent of the gas produced in B.C. is fracked. Oil and gas companies want to drill tens of thousands of new fracking wells to feed pipelines and LNG terminals.

Fracked gas is a super-polluting fossil fuel made up mostly of methane, which is far worse for the climate than carbon dioxide. If the B.C. government keeps expanding fracking and LNG exports, we’ll blow our emissions targets and fuel more climate disasters like wildfires and floods.

Fracking pollutes massive amounts of fresh water with toxic chemicals and radioactive particles. That water is sucked out of lakes, rivers and groundwater and can never be returned to the environment. This is an irresponsible use of B.C.’s most precious resource.

Studies have found disproportionately high cases of birth defects, disease, and rare cancers in communities near fracking wells. When burned indoors in a gas stove, methane gas causes asthma in kids at the same rate as living with a cigarette smoker.

The fracking industry destroys land and waters that have supported Indigenous people for millennia. New gas infrastructure continues to be built without consent of title-holders, and some communities are facing criminalization for defending their land and rights.

Questions and answers about fracking: learn more about fracking, its impacts, and why the government’s climate math doesn’t add up.

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