The UNESCO world heritage committee says a monitoring mission should be sent to Gros Morne National Park to assess fracking risks.
… it’s seriously concerned about plans for potential oil exploration near the site. …
CTV – Fracking risks in Gros Morne should be assessed, UNESCO says
State of Canada’s Parks:
Among the good news: a huge new park in Québec which is now eastern North America’s largest protected area and Canada’s largest provincial park!
The bad news? We’ve identified numerous emerging threats to some of our most iconic parks. The threat of oil fracking metres from Gros Morne National Park heads the list, along with ongoing concerns about federal budget cuts and inappropriate commercial developments in our national parks. Also, some provincial and territorial governments are backtracking on promises to create new parks and protected areas. …
read more from CPAWS – One step forward, two steps back for Canada’s parks: CPAWS’ 2013 State of Canada’s Parks Report