An independent Panel was appointed by the Minister of Natural Resources, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, in October 2014 to conduct a public review of the socio-economic and environmental implications of hydraulic fracturing in Western Newfoundland. The mandate of the Panel is also to make recommendations on whether or not hydraulic fracturing should be undertaken in Western Newfoundland.

The Terms of Reference for the Panel were issued by the Minister of Natural Resources, in consultation with the Department of Environment and Conservation and the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), along with research completed during the Provincial Government’s internal review.

This web page provides a mechanism for members of the public and other stakeholder groups to make submissions to the Panel, to request to meet with or make a presentation to the Panel and to review Documents Under Consideration by the Panel. The Panel’s final report will also be available on this web site once the Panel has completed its work.


Final Report annoucement