Fort Good Hope questions value of fracking regulations meeting

By CBC News

"Shameful," and "a practical joke" were some of the words used to describe a community consultation in Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., on proposed regulations for hydraulic fracturing Monday night.

About 50 people came out to meet a representative for the territorial government who was in town to present the proposed regulations but many at the meeting felt it was put together too quickly and poorly organized.

With no decision makers in attendance — no MLAs or ministers — many felt the government wasn't taking the consultations seriously.

"We don't want to shoot the messenger," said Joe Grandjambe, addressing director of petroleum resources Menzie McEachern.

"Bring the message back to your politicians. We want to have a good discussion. We're not altogether against development."

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