Andrew Nikiforuk says he was surprised his book was nominated for this year’s Writers’ Trust’s Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. One of the top five best political books of the year, Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand Against the World’s Most Powerful Industry, is about Albertan Jessica Ernst’s legal fight against fracking, Encana, the Alberta Energy Regulator, and a government ministry.

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