The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House resumed on:
September 21, 2017.

Bill No. 6

Petroleum Resources Act (amended)

An Act to Amend Chapter 342 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Petroleum Resources Act

Introduced by:
Honourable Andrew Younger
Minister of Energy

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Law Amendments Committee
    Meeting Date(s) October 21, 2014; October 22, 2014; October 27, 2014
    Reported to the House
Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent
Commencement Upon proclamation
2014 Statutes, Chapter 54

Explanatory Note

This Bill

(a) prohibits high-volume hydraulic fracturing in shale unless exempted by regulation for the purpose of testing or research; and

(b) authorizes the Minister responsible for the Petroleum Resources Act to conduct a review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing and, where the Minister conducts a review, outlines the matters to be considered in the review.