We are thrilled to announce that Andrew Nikiforuk's Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand Against the World’s Most Powerful Industry is a finalist for the 2015 Lane Anderson Award.
The Lane Anderson Award was created by the Fitzhenry Family Foundation to honour great science writing in Canada. There are categories for adults and young readers. The winner in each category receives $10,000.
The foundation has given out awards totalling over $400,000 for products and organizations that champion human rights and education, animal welfare, culture, and the protection of the earth and its resources.
Slick Water is the inspiring story of Jessica Ernst's battle against Encana, the Alberta Environment, and the Energy Resources Conservation Board after finding that illegal fracking had polluted the well water on her property so badly that it became flammable. Slick Water details Ernst's story alongside solid investigative journalism that uncovers the science of fracking and the devastation left in its wake.
Andrew Nikiforuk is an award-winning Canadian journalist who has also written Tar Sands, winner of the prestigious Rachel Carson Environment Book Award, Saboteurs, winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction.