Join award winning author and investigative journalist Andrew Nikiforuk as he shares the shocking and inspiring story of Jessica Ernst, an oil and gas industry insider’s determined stand to hold government and industry legally accountable for the human and environmental repercussions of fracking. This event is free. RSVP on Facebook
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Andrew Nikiforuk is an award winning Calgary author and investigative journalist. He is the winner of 7 National Magazine Awards, top honours for investigative writing from the Association of Canadian Journalists and the 2009 Rachel Carson award for excellence in Reporting on the Environment. Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig’s War Against Big Oil, won the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction in 2002. In 2011 Andrew’s Empire of the Beetle was nominated for the Governor General’s award for best Non-fiction book. Last year he won the prestigious Matt Cohen Award from the Writer’s Trust of Canada in honour of his 20 years of environmental reporting and writing.
Andrew is a contributing editor to the Tyee, a progressive, independent online newspaper based in BC.Other books by Nikuforuk incluce Pandemonium, which examines the impact of global trade on disease exchanges; The Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of the Continent; and The Energy of Slaves , an examination of societies dependance on fossil fuel. Andrew is a popular speaker and panelist and can be reached through his website: andrewnikiforuk.com