Fracking the Peace
About the film: 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. Home to the majestic Peace River, this region has been ravaged by more than 31,000 fracking wells threatening livelihoods, physical and mental health, and the very water that sustains the life and spirit of these communities. 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 called home.
Fracking the Peace was created by Desiree Wallace in partnership with Stand.earth.
The initial film tour was organized in collaboration with the Wilderness Committee, Dogwood BC, My Sea To Sky, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.
Keep checking this page for updates as more Fracking the Peace screenings are added. In the meantime…start taking action!
What comes next? A Frack Free BC
Growing gas production, particularly for export, threatens BC’s ability to meet its climate commitments. There is also no way to frack without poisoning huge amounts of water, and there is no way to clean up or dispose of the wastewater from fracking without putting communities and the environment at risk. Residents of the Peace Region face enormous health risks living in close proximity to fracking operations but little research has been done. For all these reasons and more, we need to end fracking in B.C.
And the Frack Free BC movement is working to do just that!
Frack Free BC is a broad-based alliance of individuals and organizations working to end fracking in the province. It is made up of allied organizations including NGOs, Indigenous partners, grassroots organizations, community groups, and individuals who are organizing their communities to end fracking in BC. Click here to find out how you can get involved.