Book Launch: Andrew Nikiforuk
Andrew Nikiforuk, award-winning journalist reads from Slick Water, which explores the story of Jessica Ernst, the long-time oil patch consultant who discovered that energy giant Encana had secretly fracked hundreds of gas wells around her home, piercing her community’s drinking water aquifer. Nikiforuk documents the ongoing lawsuit against Encana, Alberta Environment, and the Energy Resources Conservation Board. He interweaves this with the science of fracking an additional stories of human and environmental repercussions that are left in the practices wake.
Author of Tar Sands, winner of the prestigious Rachel Carson Environment Book Award, and Saboteurs, winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction.