UNESCO recommends monitoring mission over Gros Morne fracking

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The UNESCO world heritage committee is registering serious concerns about oil exploration near Gros Morne National Park.

The committee is recommending that a monitoring mission be sent to western Newfoundland to assess the risks of hydraulic fracturing — or fracking.

Gros Morne is known for its fjords, waterfalls and spectacular cliffs, and was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987.

There are growing concerns about a proposal to use fracking to hunt for oil in shale rock layers in enclaves surrounded by the park.


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Organizations: UNESCO, Gros Morne National Park.The committee

Geographic location: Newfoundland

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  • Aich-Mud-Yim
    June 22, 2013 - 15:56

    I'm from NFLD.And I have only this to say. Eco-terrorism. That's a promise!