He has now asked the Council of Canadian Academies - a notfor-profit agency that provides science-based studies - for an independent, expert-panel assessment "of the state of scientific knowledge on potential environmental impacts from the development of Canada's shale gas resources."
Wow. I haven't seen anything very science-friendly going on in that upper atmosphere. Mostly it has been mass destruction. I wonder where these guys will dig up their expertise, university profs, most likely.