Standing Up to Fracking: An evening with 'Slick Water' author Andrew Nikiforuk

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Andrew Nikiforuk
David Beers
The Tyee

Investigative journalist Andrew Nikiforuk has been writing about Canada’s oil and gas industry for over 20 years. Now, in his new book Slick Water, Nikiforuk recounts the story of oil patch consultant-turned folk hero Jessica Ernst as she fights to save her land from the damaging effects of hydraulic fracturing.

In this live event, moderated by The Tyee’s founding editor, David Beers, Nikiforuk will share stories from his extensive reporting on Canada’s energy sector, including a history of the fracking industry and an account of how the industry has broken earthquake records in BC, Alberta and Oklahoma. Nikiforuk will also discuss his new book, Slick Water.

Andrew Nikiforuk has been writing about the oil and gas industry for nearly 20 years and cares deeply about accuracy, government accountability, and cumulative impacts. He has won seven National Magazine Awards for his journalism since 1989 and top honours for investigative writing from the Association of Canadian Journalists.

David Beers is the Tyee's founding editor. Under his leadership from  2003 to 2014, The Tyee's traffic grew to eclipse a million page views in a month and its team won many prizes including, twice, Canada's Excellence in Journalism Award, and, twice, the North America-wide Edward R. Murrow Award. He remains committed to the aim that gave rise to The Tyee - pursuing sustainable models for journalism.

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