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Nikiforuk: Canada’s Methane Leakage Massively Under-reported, Studies Find, New data shows ‘fracking and LNG industry is a much dirtier industry than it is made out to be.’

One of the comments: annie_fiftyseven “Methane can also migrate from well sites into soil where it kills vegetation or contaminates groundwater. It can also surface in people’s homes, basements and water well pumps … “ … where it explodes and … Continue reading

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Fracking is bad health policy. Published In the Vancouver Sun no less!

Fracking is bad health policy by Courtenay Howard and Trevor Hancock, April 26, 2017, Vancouver Sun Concerns about the health effects of ‘fracking’ — formally called hydraulic fracturing — are high, and Maryland has just become the third U.S. state to ban … Continue reading

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Is Anadarko leaking explosive methane into homes in Colorado? Company to shut down 3,000 oil wells after fatal home explosion April 17, 2017 in Firestone, Weld County that killed two, injured two others

How many fatalities and home explosions have been caused by the oil and gas industry’s leaking “natural” gas? How many have been silenced by settlements and gag orders? How many billions in liabilities has the oil and gas industry, the … Continue reading

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Nasty Slick Water Florida Politicians! Triple betrayal! Fracking investment bill would undo 2016 Supreme Court ruling

Fracking investment bill could undo court ruling by Associated Press, April 26, 2017, WFLA TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida power companies may soon be able to charge customers to fund out-of-state fracking projects under a measure that is moving ahead in the … Continue reading

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Oil Soaked Fascist Canada Keeps on Sliding: Drops again in 2017 World Press Freedom Index. All the better to frac us with coast to coast to coast?

Canada’s World Press Freedom rank: 2015 – 8th 2016 – 18th 2017 – 22nd *** SUPREME COURT OF CANADA ENABLES MEDIA LOCK-UPS FOR CASES IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST  Creepy: The Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery requested media lock-up for release of … Continue reading

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From Smokes to Smokestacks: Lessons from Tobacco for the Future of Climate Change Liability. Do Comparisons Between Tobacco and Climate Change Liability Withstand Scrutiny?

From Smokes to Smokestacks: Lessons from Tobacco for the Future of Climate Change Liability by Martin Olszynski, Sharon Mascher and Meinhard Doelle, April 25, 2017, Georgetown Environmental Law Review (2017, Forthcoming) 36 Pages Abstract In this article, we imagine a future Canada (circa 2030) wherein … Continue reading

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Another Wow! Oregon House passes 10-year fracking ban

Oregon House passes 10-year fracking ban by Tracy Loew , April 25, 2017, Statesman Journal The Oregon House has passed a 10-year ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. There currently are no operational hydraulic fracturing wells in Oregon, but there is … Continue reading

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Want a job that kills babies? New Study in Pennsylvania: Fracking strongly related to increased mortality in young babies – Polluted well water is likely cause

PDF of the complete study: There’s a World Going on Underground —Infant Mortality and Fracking in Pennsylvania Fracking kills newborn babies – polluted water likely cause by Oliver Tickell, 25th April 2017, The Ecologist A new study in Pennsylvania, USA shows that … Continue reading

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Fox Creek’s Barb Ryan provides excellent summary of Canada’s new tarsands study insanity! Industry under-reporting VOC pollution by factor of 2 to 4.5. Is industry also under-reporting toxic frac pollution & drinking water contamination?

Comment by Fox Creek’s Barb Ryan to the study: So, let me get this straight. Industry is not /was not reporting properly, comprehensively, or accurately. (We already knew that) AER, the best in the world, doesn’t notice or doesn’t care, … Continue reading

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Diana Daunheimer’s Excellent Summation of AER & CAPP’s Evil Synergy Alberta as to why Trudeau govt caves in to oil & gas industry pathetic whines about costs, Delays requiring reductions in industry’s leaking methane for 2 years (and if reelected, for 4 more years?)

Brilliant comments by Diana Daunheimer to the National Observer article below, with the best summary ever on AER/CAPP’s Evil Synergy Alberta: Diana Daunheimer This the way. Lobby, lobby, lobby. CAPP and AUC, AGS, COSIA, CAGC, CAODC, CEPA, CERI, CHOA, CSPG, … Continue reading

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Nexen (Eaten by CNOOC Ltd.; Feast enabled by Steve Harper) asks Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo for $19.5M tax break due to Long Lake blast. Brilliant comment by Shane Shaugnessy: “Our company killed a couple employees and damaged some important equipment. Due to these events we would like the opportunity to do less to support the communties we harm and pollute while still draining as much wealth and intellectual property back to China.”

Shane Shaugnessy “Our company killed a couple employees and damaged some important equipment. Due to these events we would like the opportunity to do less to support the communties we harm and pollute while still draining as much wealth and … Continue reading

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Putting a value on injuries to natural assets: The BP oil spill. Who will put a value on injuries to natural assets, farms, families, communities from oil & gas onshore?

Putting a value on injuries to natural assets: The BP oil spill by Richard C. Bishop, Kevin J. Boyle, Richard T. Carson, David Chapman, W. Michael Hanemann, Barbara Kanninen, Raymond J. Kopp, Jon A. Krosnick, John List, Norman Meade, Robert Paterson, Stanley Presser, V. Kerry Smith, Roger Tourangeau, Michael Welsh, Jeffrey M. Wooldridge, Matthew DeBell, Colleen Donovan, Matthew Konopka … Continue reading

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AER’s $300 Billion Ponzi Scheme Closer to Fruition? Alberta Court of Appeal favours creditors over the environment, upholds Redwater decision. Did AER set this up to create horrific legal precedent to let companies hang their toxic pollution and massive damages on the public via the impotent Orphan Well Program?

Creditors over environment: Alberta Court of Appeal upholds Redwater Energy decision, Decision could affect handling of abandoned wells across Canada by Tracy Johnson, April 24, 2017, CBC News Related Stories Why the battle over one small oil company’s remains is being … Continue reading

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Lexin claims AER violated the company’s charter rights

Diana Daunheimer Lexin will fail with their Charter claim. In Ernst v. the Alberta Energy Regulator, the SCC upheld the AER’s immunity, even for Charter violations. Douglas Morck · Calgary, Alberta They certainly should fail in this charter claim or … Continue reading

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No Duty of Care, Charter violating, Legally immune (even for acts in bad faith & gross negligence) AER fails again! Yet another crude oil pipeline spill into an Alberta waterway

Pipeline break spills crude oil into Strathcona County creek, Spill contained before it could flow into North Saskatchewan River, Alberta Energy Regulator confirms by Zoe Todd, April 23, 2017, CBC News Four energy companies are cleaning up crude oil that spilled into … Continue reading

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AER escalating nothing to a grand total of nothing! Energy watchdog escalates scrutiny of pipeline operators with a voluntary form, for some.

Comment Diana Daunheimer This is not increased scrutiny, but another flimsy, deluded PR move by the AER to convince the public they properly inspect, regulate and enforce the Pipeline Act, related directives and enactments. It’s comedic the AER is requesting … Continue reading

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Shareholder/attorney in Colorado law firm warns Xiuhtezcatl Martinez’s victory will have tremendous impact on oil & gas development if not overturned. The American Petroleum Institute…will appeal even if the state doesn’t.

Attorney: Overturn justices’ gas ruling, Fears harmful industry impacts by Dennis Webb, April 19, 2017, The Daily Sentinel RIFLE — A March Colorado Court of Appeals ruling will have a tremendous impact on oil and gas development if not overturned by the … Continue reading

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Cenovus (Encana spawn) plans to accelerate drilling on acquired ConocoPhillips gas properties in NW Alberta and NE BC

Cenovus plans to accelerate drilling on acquired ConocoPhillips gas properties by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press, April 21, 2017, Calgary Herald Cenovus Energy plans to ramp up the drilling of conventional gas wells on the lands it is buying from Houston-based ConocoPhillips … Continue reading

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Former cabinet minister Vic Toews, appointed to Court of Queen’s Bench by Harper gov’t, broke the law again: “No authority to issue any penalties for the violations.” Will he remain a judge? Of course! In Corrupt Canada, anything goes on the bench!

Martin calls for Toews to be removed from bench, Judge ‘compromised and tainted’ after violating Conflict of Interest Act [After? Toews was tainted and compromised before Harper govt put him on the bench. Harper often put known law violators into positions … Continue reading

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Ray Kemble sues Cabot Oil and Gas, claims the company contaminated his water and air: New Lawsuit Filed in Next Chapter of Dimock, Pennsylvania, Fracking Water Pollution Saga

New Lawsuit Filed in Next Chapter of Dimock, Pennsylvania, Fracking Water Pollution Saga by Steve Horn, April 20, 2017, desmogblog.com On April 12, Dimock, Pennsylvania resident Ray Kemble filed a nuisance and negligence lawsuit against Marcellus Shale drilling company Cabot Oil and … Continue reading

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Welcome to Canadian “justice” in Hell: CSIS officials and Federal Justice Dept lawyers being taught to tell the truth and share information with courts!

CSIS officials, counsel learning to share information with courts by Colin Freeze, April 17, 2017, The Globe and Mail Faced with what is being called an “urgent need” to win back the trust of judges, federal-government spies and their lawyers are … Continue reading

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Another Steve Harper law violating criminals’ Charter rights. What does it matter, when Canadians harmed by oil & gas industry (via enabling regulators like AER) are banned by the courts from seeking remedy for Charter violations by those enablers?

Is there a “justice” system in Canada for non criminals? Do civil Canadian plaintiffs violated by the oil and gas industry have Charter rights? Appears not. Ask the Supreme Court of Canada. Retroactive changes to criminal pardons violate charter rights, … Continue reading

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Are lawyers at fault or Canada’s inaccessible legal system (that inhumanely pushes settle & gag – even regarding threats to public health & safety like Encana illegally fracking a community’s drinking water supply – to keep ordinary people out of the “justice club” for the rich & corrupt)?

Need a lawyer but don’t qualify for legal aid? Project aims to slash fees for Albertans Alberta Limited Legal Services Project will see lawyers handle only parts of legal matters to keep costs down by Allison Dempster, April 19, 2017, CBC … Continue reading

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Research finds CBM (CSG) responsible for contaminating Condamine River with bubbling flammable methane, “methane emissions from below ground could increase significantly”

Comments to posting of this post to Alberta Surface Rights Group Facebook Page: Melbourne research into Condamine River bubbling and CSG by Queensland Country Life, 18 Apr 2017 THE affects of coal seam gas (CSG) extraction causing the Condamine River to … Continue reading

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MUST READ Amazing New study: Hazardous Chemicals Go Unregulated in Routine Oil and Gas Operations. Chemical regulations that govern hydraulic fracturing do not apply to numerous other uses of same chemicals on oil & gas development fields. (The toxic secrecy is much worse in Canada)

On a 2012 speaking tour in Michigan, citizens asked Ernst what was going to happen to all the toxic waste. Ernst replied, “We’ll be made to eat and drink it.” *** PDF of the complete paper For Immediate Release April … Continue reading

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Scotland Frac Consultation: Nearly 90% of respondents want frac ban. 95% agreed fracking poses “too many risks relating to pollution of the earth, water and air, and increased seismic activity”, only 4% disagreed

‘87% BACKING’ FOR LABOUR BID TO BAN FRACKING IN SCOTLAND by Aberdeen Evening Express, April 19, 2017 Labour’s move to ban fracking in Scotland has been backed by nearly 90% of the public in a new consultation. Scottish Labour’s environment spokeswoman … Continue reading

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Did the oil & gas industry write the proposed changes to Alberta’s Municipal Government Act? Cowardly threat-stabbing NDP!

Municipal Act not a cure-all by Dave Mabell, April 18, 2017, Lethbridge Herald Poll Should municipalities have authority over oil and gas drilling within city limits? Results as per 10:10 pm April 18, 2017 They place more emphasis on environmental … Continue reading

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Australia: AGL’s irrigation trial using CBM (CSG) waste water found to be ‘unsustainable’ or too toxic? It “left behind” (on what?) unacceptably high levels of salt and heavy metals

AGL’s irrigation trial using CSG waste water found to be ‘unsustainable’ by Peter Hannam, April 16, 2017, The Sydney Morning Herald AGL has ended its trial of using coal seam gas waste water for irrigation in northern NSW after regulators found it left … Continue reading

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Compare to Supreme Court of Canada ruling in Ernst! The Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal issued ringing defence of political dissent after police sent man to psychiatric hospital for criticizing police shooting: “The courts must always be there for the vindication of the citizen with what he or she views as the wrongful exercise of authority.”

Court defends political dissent after N.L. man sent to psychiatric hospital for criticizing police shooting by The Canadian Press, April 17, 2017, Calgary Herald ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal has issued a ringing defence … Continue reading

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Fortify? Globe and Mail: Study fortifies link between fracking and earthquakes in British Columbia

Study fortifies link between fracking and earthquakes in British Columbia by Sunny Dhillon, April 17, 2017, The Globe and Mail A new study examining earthquakes in northeastern British Columbia strengthens the link between hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – and increased … Continue reading

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Nasty Read! How a Judge Scrapped Pennsylvania Families’ $4.24M Water Pollution Jury Verdict in Gas Drilling Lawsuit

How a Judge Scrapped Pennsylvania Families’ $4.24M Water Pollution Verdict in Gas Drilling Lawsuit by Sharon Kelly and Steve Horn, April 11, 2017, Desmogblog.com For many residents of Carter Road in Dimock, Pennsylvania, it’s been nearly a decade since their … Continue reading

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PM Justin Trudeau on 35th anniversary of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms: “The Charter protects the rights and freedoms that are essential to our identity as Canadians. It allows us to express ourselves as individuals….” But not if Encana fracks your drinking water supply & the AER violates your Charter rights maliciously trying to silence you and prevent you from exposing the cover-up, & you seek your right to remedy from the Supreme Court of Canada.

CANADIANS HAVE CHARTER RIGHTS? CRIMINALS AND CORPORATIONS (THAT ALLEGEDLY KILL WORKERS) HAVE CHARTER RIGHTS. THE COURTS MAKE SURE OF IT. Civil Canadians trying to seek their right to remedy when their Charter rights are violated by the energy industry (via it’s … Continue reading

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Here come more frac quakes! Northeast B.C. ‘cautiously optimistic’ as natural gas drilling recovery takes hold

Northeast B.C. ‘cautiously optimistic’ as natural gas drilling recovery takes hold by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press, Vancouver Sun, April 16, 2017, Edmonton Journal CALGARY — Increasingly empty industrial yards around the northeastern B.C. city of Fort St. John are … Continue reading

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Corporate Greed Knows No Bounds, Especially in Alberta: Despite economic slowdown, Alberta work fatalities jump by 15 per cent last year

Despite economic slowdown, Alberta work fatalities jump by 15 per cent last year by Chris Varcoe, April 16, 2017, Calgary Herald As the provincial economy geared down last year, the number of Albertans who died on the job still went up, … Continue reading

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What Is It Like to Live Without Running Water? Recent study predicts that in next 5 years, more than 1/3 of Americans will not be able to afford water

New WHO report raises alarm on dirty water, The World Health Organization says nearly two billion people on the planet do not have access to clear drinking water. The new report urges considerable increases in revenue to meet the growing demand … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! What’s with so many judges not keeping their lips together? Protecting rape & pedophilia rings? How are citizens to trust & respect judges with so many bad lips on the bench? “That judge didn’t care about me,” Julie Kirby, 23, one of Keith Vallejo’s victims said Friday. “He only cared about the person he was convicting, and I think that is really kind of despicable.”

At rape sentencing, Utah judge says ex-Mormon bishop is a ‘good man’ by Associated Press, April 14, 2017, LA Times Keith Vallejo leaves the courtroom in Provo, Utah on March 30. (Dominic Valente / Associated Press) A Utah judge is … Continue reading

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PEI Draft Water Act: ‘How come fracking isn’t in the legislation?’ Because the PEI government lied, like all governments in Canada lie when it comes to fracking, federally and provincially?

‘How come fracking isn’t in the legislation?’ public gives feedback on draft Water Act About 50 people showed up to the last of 4 public consultation meetings by Sarah MacMillan, April 13, 2017, CBC News About 50 people attended the province’s … Continue reading

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Australia Documentary by Brendan Shoebridge, The Bentley Effect, on Keeping Unconventional Gas Out, Tours Australia & UK: “It’s as simple as that, ‘Bugger Off!'”

Website: The Bentley Effect, The Story of a Social Movement   The Bentley Effect – Official Movie Teaser 3:46 Min. Full Film Length: 1:25:25 Release Date: April 17, 2017 [Refer also to: 2015 12 18: Community stops Australia’s NSW Northern Rivers CBM/CSG … Continue reading

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Why does Canada not sack bad judges? Do bad judges fill a niche that Rape & Pillage Canada Needs? UK Judge sacked for trolling people on online news stories, posting abusive comments about cases he was involved in

Judge sacked for trolling people on online news stories by BBC News, 12 April 2017 A judge has been sacked for using a pseudonym to post abusive comments on a newspaper website about cases he was involved in. Recorder Jason Dunn-Shaw, … Continue reading

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After decades of lies to landowners and the public by CAPP, industry & energy regulators, University of Guelph Study Proves Potentially Explosive Methane Leaks from Energy Wells Affects Groundwater, Travels Great Distances, Poses Safety Risks. Will the lies stop now? Not Likely. Will groundwater monitoring begin now? Not Likely.

Methane Leaks from Energy Wells Affects Groundwater, Travels Great Distances, Study Confirms, Researchers call for effective monitoring in Canada by Andrew Nikiforuk, April 12, 2017, TheTyee.ca A new University of Guelph study proves what many western Canadian landowners have long documented … Continue reading

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