Anti-fracking advocates will be gathering front of MLA Harwinder Sandhu's Vernon office Monday.
Frack Free BC, Climate Action Now and other non-partisan organizations are throwing their support behind the event which will start at 5 p.m. at Sandhu's office, 2920 28th Ave.
Organizers are encouraging people to bring banners, posters or “anything creative to highlight the importance of stopping fracking and climate-destroying methane gas.”
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technique for recovering gas and oil from shale rock. It involves drilling into the earth and directing a high-pressure mixture of water, sand and chemicals at a rock layer, to release the gas inside.
According to Frack Free BC, fracking contaminates drinking water, causes earthquakes, increases carbon emissions, violates Indigenous land rights and other negative impacts.