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Hydraulic fracturing with gelled propane by Gasfrac/Crew Energy Inc./Caltex Energy Inc. contaminated groundwater near Grande Prairie: ERCB Investigative Report and groundwater monitoring by Alberta Environment

Groundwater contaminated after fracking fluid leak in Canada by Boulder Weekly, December 27, 2012 An investigation into a fracking fluid leak near Calgary, in Canada, has confirmed groundwater contamination. On Sept. 22, 2011, Crew Energy Inc. workers “inadvertently perforated above the … Continue reading

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Frack by Hitler? Kevin O’Leary says he would force fracking on “all Canadian provinces.”

Snap from Alberta Surface Rights Group Facebook Page: Kevin O’Leary Would Force Fracking On Canadian Provinces by David Krayden, January 31, 2017, The daily Caller “Shark Tank” star and Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary says he would force … Continue reading

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Another Crew Energy Frac Incident. This time in Septimus area, BC. In 2011, Crew contaminated fresh groundwater with gelled propane during frac’ing

OGC investigating incident at Crew Energy well site in Septimus area by Chris Newton News, January 24, 2017, energeticcity.ca B.C. Oil and Gas Commission inspectors are continuing to investigate an incident at a Crew Energy well site near Fort St. John. … Continue reading

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U of Calgary, U of Alberta get $75 million *each* from Canadian taxpayers to legitimize (synergize) and spread AER/CAPP/petroleum industry propaganda, to enable continued devastation and harms to Alberta’s environment, communities and people and spread them across Canada

Excellent comments by Diana Daunheimer and Rob Schwartz. 4 Comments Tariq Munir · Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Calgary, Alberta Canada While working to reduce environmental footprint, I realized that too many groups were involved to converge to viable … Continue reading

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Canada’s energy regulators put on a stage play: Pretend to get tougher? Is it because, for the first time, the “No Duty of Care” AER is before the Supreme Court of Canada?

Canada’s energy regulators get tougher, but it’s for all the wrong reasons by Claudia Cattaneo, September 3, 2015, Financial Post The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) forced Nexen this week to wind down operations of the $6-billion Long Lake oilsands project. By … Continue reading

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New York State: Tioga County Legislature votes to allow high-volume propane hydraulic fracturing

Tioga County Legislature shows its support for propane fracking by Scott Sasina, August 11, 2015, wbng Owego, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Tioga County Legislature passed a resolution on Tuesday expressing its total support for the Snyder Farm Group, and bringing propane fracking … Continue reading

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How do you frac in a state that’s banned fracing? Horizontal, dangerous, gelled propane fracs planned for Tioga County, New York State

Fracking with propane proposed for Tioga County, NY by Andrew Casler, July 8, 2015, Ithaca Journal A proposal to frack for natural gas using gelled propane and sand was announced Wednesday morning at Barton Town Hall in Tioga County. Snyder Farm … Continue reading

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Frac industry pushing France with old lies to sneak in fracing; Promoting extremely dangerous, toxic, financially ruinous gelled “non-flammable” propane fracs as “safe, clean and green” non-fracs!

France: ‘Buried shale gas report’ kicks off new row by The Local, April 7, 2015 The row over whether France should exploit its deep reserves of shale gas was unexpectedly back on the table on Tuesday after it emerged the … Continue reading

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British Columbia’s Ministry Health withholding data, report of scientific research on how oil and gas operations are affecting human health in northeast communities; Refusing to release even under FOIP: “could be harmful to the financial interest of a public body”

Reportedly, the BC government received Intrinsik’s Frac Health Report in March 2014  MUST WATCH: Huntington asks Health Minister Terry Lake on health impacts of fracking in BC 4:41 Min by Vicki Huntington, February 19, 2015 Names the ministries involved in keeping the report from … Continue reading

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Gasfrac files for creditor protection

Frack Loophole Closes Itself as Napalm Clusterfracker Goes Bankrupt by Chip Northrup, January 17, 2016, No Fracking Way The New York Frack Babies thought they were going to make an end run around the proposed generic guidelines by fracking themselves with gelled LPG … Continue reading

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Business Insurance: Oil boom and fracking cause spike in energy industry workplace deaths. Do you have copies of Commercial Liability Insurance Coverage for companies operating near your home and loved ones?

Oil boom and fracking cause spike in energy industry workplace deaths by Business Insurance, July 6, 2014 Employers, safety professionals and insurers are working to promote workplace safety as the fast-growing energy industry tries to stem fatalities among employees who … Continue reading

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Fracking is dangerous, harms health, contaminates groundwater and it can and has been proven

Fracking is dangerous and it can and has been proven by Patty Pickup, Rocky View County, June 16, 2014, Rocky View Weekly Re: “Previous fracking letter includes a number of inaccurate facts, letter ” June 2 Dear Editor, Mr. Meikle has made several disparaging … Continue reading

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Fracking Growth Outpacing Scientific Knowledge in Canada: Report, Environment Canada-commissioned study urges a ‘go slow’ approach

Fracking Growth Outpacing Scientific Knowledge in Canada: Report, Environment Canada-commissioned study urges a ‘go slow’ approach by Andrew Nikiforuk, May 1, 2014, TheTyee.ca In the absence of environmental baseline data, a new report notes the hydraulic fracturing industry has probably … Continue reading

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GasFrac agrees to replace board of directors, Troubled Calgary frac company makes deal with Nanes Balkany Partners I LP; Nominates itself for Edison Award to improve Marketability

GasFrac agrees to replace board of directors, Troubled Calgary fracking company makes deal with Nanes Balkany Partners I LP by Dan Healing, April 29, 2014, Calgary Herald Drilling company veteran Dale Tremblay has agreed to serve on GasFrac Energy Services’ new … Continue reading

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BC residents worried about harm from fracking: Post Fracing “Baseline” Water-quality study underway in Hudson’s Hope to provide data on effects of fracking

Water-quality study underway in Hudson’s Hope to provide data on effects of fracking by Elaine Anselmi, October 27, 2013, Dawson Creek Daily News A study of water wells in an area of Hudson’s Hope is establishing baseline data on groundwater … Continue reading

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Ewart: Taking a regional approach to fracking: AER (previously ERCB, previously EUB, and ERCB before it was the EUB – every time the regulator gets caught breaking bad, Alberta government changes its spots)

Ewart: Taking a regional approach to fracking, AER to launch pilot project of oversight by Stephen Ewart, February 22, 2014, Calgary Herald The Alberta Energy Regulator has a head start on its oversight of fracking after a century of oil … Continue reading

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Even Islanders working in oilfields out West oppose fracking in PEI: “We don’t want home to look like it does where we work”

Speakers express concerns about fracking by Eric McCarthy, January 22, 2014, The Journal Pioneer A drilling company in western Canada got lucky, Don’t Frack PEI committee member, Andrew Lush told listeners at an information meeting on fracking Tuesday night at … Continue reading

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FDA issues warning about flammable wart removers, but not about flammable drinking water

FDA issues warning about flammable wart removers by CTVNews.ca, January 16, 2014 Some cryogenic wart removers are flammable, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a warning released Thursday. The FDA says it has received 14 reports since 2009 … Continue reading

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Why are Troy Media and Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Promoting Alberta and BC Regulator Falsehoods?

Opposition to Fracking is Groundless by Marco Navarro-Genie, President of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, his comment provided by Troy Media, January 7, 2014, in Whitehorse Star Since then, more than 175,000 wells have been fracked in British Columbia and … Continue reading

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As ‘frack hits’ grew in Alberta, regulator (AER) takes action, but years too late; high pressure frac hits have been damaging hydrocarbon wells for at least a decade!

As ‘frack hits’ grew in Alberta, regulators stepped in by Gayathri Vaidyanathan, January 7, 2014, E&E News The hiss of gas escaping was the first indication something was wrong in an oil field near the town of Drayton Valley, an … Continue reading

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Fracking up the cement industry, Nova Scotia government wants to ban dumping of fracking waste in province, Lafarge applied for pilot project to use frack waste water to make cement!

Fracking up the cement industry by Global Cement, December 11, 2013 Water conservation is on the agenda this week with two water-related news stories from the multinational cement producers. First came a story that Lafarge Canada is preparing to run … Continue reading

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December 12, 2013 FRACKDOWN in Newfoundland: Calling for Canada-Wide Ban on Fracking, Protect our Charter Rights, Support New Brunswick!

FRACKDOWN in Newfoundland! THURSDAY DEC 12th 2-6 pm MAYFIELD SOCCER PITCH/THE DOME STEPHENVILLE, NL A Citizens Forum…Music…Speakers…Ecumenical – Insure our Charter of Rights & Freedoms, Support New Brunswick, Ban Fracking Canada-Wide  Journalism group backs anti-fracking protest reporter by Selena Ross, December … Continue reading

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Lobby group PSAC and 11 fracking companies try, with dishonesty, to calm public fears with new voluntary code of conduct, that isn’t really new

Fracking companies try to calm public fears with new code of conduct by Amanda Stephenson, October 30, 2013, Calgary Herald Eleven companies that perform hydraulic fracturing in Canada have signed onto a new code of conduct aimed at alleviating public … Continue reading

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Post Fracking water-quality study underway in Hudson’s Hope, BC, to provide data on effects of fracking; numerous water wells have gone bad after frac’ing in the community

Water-quality study underway in Hudson’s Hope to provide data on effects of fracking by Elaine Anselmi, October 27, 2013, Dawson Creek Daily News A study of water wells in an area of Hudson’s Hope is establishing baseline data on groundwater … Continue reading

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Propane butane gas fracs may appease opposition to hydraulic fracturing but only if the dangers are kept from the public

Fracking Advance That Cuts Water Use May Appease Some Opposition To Controversial Practice by David Kashi, September 30 2013, International Business Times In the latest development of the technology, fracking drills would use use propane, butane or pentane, or a … Continue reading

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University Alberta Researchers say Alberta drastically under-reports workplace injuries

Researchers say Alberta drastically under-reports workplace injuries by Canadian Press, September 26, 2013 A University of Alberta research group says the provincial government is under-reporting workplace injuries. The Parkland Institute says the government only notes injuries that result in lost … Continue reading

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ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance extolls virtues of hydraulic fracturing, never heard of any problem from any part of fracturing

ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance extolls virtues of hydraulic fracturing by Susan Hylton, September 11, 2013, Tulsa World Business As the CEO of ConocoPhillips, the largest independent oil company in the nation, Ryan Lance was happy to address the pros and … Continue reading

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Jury still out on whether fracking affects drinking water; Alberta regulator reported Gasfrac’s deep fluids contaminated fresh groundwater near Grand Prairie

Jury still out on whether fracking affects drinking water by David Israelson, August 22, 2013, The Globe and Mail We are still learning about what it means to inject millions of litres of water into the earth to unleash unconventional gas. Here in … Continue reading

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Fears of quakes and flammable tap water hit Britain as fracking looms

David Cameron has mistakenly promised communities near shale gas fracking in the UK that they will get £1m “immediately” – ten times the amount they are actually set to receive by Emily Gosden, August 8, 2013, The Telegraph The Prime Minister told … Continue reading

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Wall of Controversy: everything you always wanted to know about fracking (but were too afraid to ask)

everything you always wanted to know about fracking (but were too afraid to ask) by wall of controversy, August 5, 2013 Jessica Ernst, M.Sc. is a 55 year old Canadian environmental scientist with 30 years oil and gas industry experience. She … Continue reading

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When 2 wells meet, spills can often follow

When 2 wells meet, spills can often follow by Gayathri Vaidyanathan, August 5, 2013, E&E News When a geyser of oil and fracking fluid spewed out of an oil well on a farmer’s field in Innisfail, Alberta, it coated 100 trees with … Continue reading

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Waterless Fracking Moves Into California Market, With Its Own Set Of Safety Issues, Dry-fracking is expected to make its way to California communities soon if the oil industry has its way

Waterless Fracking Moves Into California Market, With Its Own Set Of Safety Issues, Dry-fracking is expected to make its way to California communities soon if the oil industry has its way by Trisha Marczak, July 29, 2013, Mint Press News … Continue reading

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Fracking ‘could put gas and chemicals’ in drinking water

‘Generous’ tax breaks for shale gas industry outlined by BBC, July 19, 2013 The plans would make the UK the “most generous” regime for shale gas in the world, the government said. Fracking ‘could put gas and chemicals’ in drinking … Continue reading

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Drillers Silence Fracking Claims With Sealed Settlements

Colorado case featured in report on oil and gas deals with landowners by Cathy Proctor, June 7, 2013, Energy Inc., Denver Business Journal (Energy Inc. is sponsored by EnCana) The state concluded that the well was contaminated and fined Encana … Continue reading

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Zweifel am Fracking [Doubt about Fracing]

Zweifel am Fracking [Doubt about Fracing] 5:55 Min. by Westpol, June 2, 2013 Zweifel am Fracking 02. Juni 2013, Westpol Während in Deutschland der politische Streit um die Gasförderung mittels Fracking tobt, machte sich Ministerpräsidentin Kraft bei ihrem Besuch in Kanada … Continue reading

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ERCB Releases Hydraulic Fracturing Directive

ERCB Releases Hydraulic Fracturing Directive Press Release by Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board, May 21, 2013 16:21 ET The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) has today issued Directive 083: Hydraulic Fracturing – Subsurface Integrity (Directive 083) following a two-month stakeholder consultation period. The release of … Continue reading

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Chemical soup used in fracking includes hydrochloric acid, antifreeze

Chemical soup used in fracking includes hydrochloric acid, antifreeze by Kevin Griffin, May 3, 2013, Vancouver Sun Toxic chemicals such as hydrochloric acid and ethylene glycol (antifreeze) are among those pumped underground to help release natural gas through hydraulic fracturing, … Continue reading

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Canadian Company Gasfrac Tests Waterless Fracking in Texas

Canadian Company Gasfrac Tests Waterless Fracking in Texas by Mark Whittington, March 27, 2013, Yahoo! As early as 2011, according to an article published by First Enercast Financial, oil and gas drillers started to recognize that they might have a … Continue reading

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Lack of adequate procedures cause of Suncor rig blowout near Hudson’s Hope

Lack of adequate procedures cause of Suncor rig blowout by Erica Fisher, Energetic City, March 7, 2013 The B.C. Oil and Gas Commission has released its report on the blowout at a Suncor natural gas rig 20 kilometres north of … Continue reading

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CEO of Gastem says ecology activists are fascists and states that ‘nobody’ in Alberta complains about drilling wells, Le pdg de Gastem qualifie les militants écologistes de “fascistes”

CEO of Gastem says ecology activists are fascists translation by des Ami(e)s du Richelieu February 17, 2013 of Le pdg de Gastem qualifie les militants écologistes de “fascistes” by Lapress.ca and Le Soleil, February 16, 2013 Mr Savoie did this declaration to … Continue reading

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