Scientific Hydraulic Fracturing Review Panel Final Report from British Colombia

“It is the view of the Panel that the current regulations under many acts appear to be robust, as suggested by previous reviews of the regulatory and policy framework; however, insufficient evidence was provided to the Panel to assess the degree of compliance and enforcement of regulations. One of the challenges with the current, generally non-prescriptive (i.e. objectives based) regulatory regime, is that most of the details for environmental protection are not transparent; rather they are embedded within various permitting processes or industry best practices or guidance documents…”