Category Archives: Case News

“Disgust with AB Research Council Report goes beyond Alberta”

“The Stelmach two-step” by Paul and Helen Rez-Rouleau, Victoria BC, January 24, 2008, The Edmonton Journal  Recent news from Alberta demonstrates the truth of the old saying, “Who pays the piper calls the tune.” The oil and gas companies are the payers; Ed … Continue reading

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There are proven cases of frac’ing contamination

There are proven cases of fracking contamination by Jessica Ernst, July 14, 2014, Rocky View Weekly Re: “Documented cases of fracking contamination are not proven” June 23 There are proven cases documented and industry admits they don’t know what their … Continue reading

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Most Alberta freedom of information requests get no results, ‘No records exist’ for two-thirds of users; “It’s the most hellish process”

Most Alberta freedom of information requests get no results, ‘No records exist’ for two-thirds of users by Karen Kleiss, July 10, 2014, Edmonton Journal Jessica Ernst has been locked in access-to-information battles with government and industry for a decade, trying … Continue reading

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Nikiforuk: What’s Missing from Canada’s Academic Fracking Debate? “The Gritty Truth.” Qu’est-ce qui manque dans le débat sur la fracturation hydraulique au Canada?

What’s Missing from Canada’s Fracking Debate? This is a long read. Because the current ‘debate’ leaves out so much by Andrew Nikiforuk, July 2, 2014, TheTyee.ca A number of academic papers of varying quality have contributed to the nation’s growing … Continue reading

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Live on CFAX 1070, An hour in studio: Ian Jessop interviews Jessica Ernst in Victoria, BC

Live on CFAX 1070, An hour in studio: Ian Jessop interviews Jessica Ernst May 28, 2014, Victoria, BC Quote by President Lyndon B. Johnson on signing the Wilderness Act of 1964, sent by David W., read on the show by … Continue reading

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Presentations by Dr. Karlis Muehlenbachs and Jessica Ernst: Fracking Ed workshop in Slave Lake talks about cracks in energy regulation

Fracking Ed workshop talks about cracks in energy regulation by Maureen Mariampillai, April 16, 2014, Slave Lake Lakeside Leader

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I will not Synergize or Gag and Settle presentation by Jessica Ernst at Our Water ~ Our Future 2014, May 23 & 24 in Courtenay, BC

I will not Synergize or Gag and Settle by Jessica Ernst, May 24, 2014, Courtenay BC A few slides: Encana’s hydrocarbon well data on file with Alberta’s public water well data base – “Gas Present No” at the time of drilling the … Continue reading

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Ernst Argues Alberta’s Energy Regulator Not Immune to Charter; Le gouvernement doit-il se soumettre à la Charte des Droits et Libertés?

Ernst Argues Alberta’s Energy Regulator Not Immune to Charter, Court hears appeal as part of landowner’s ongoing fracking lawsuit by Andrew Nikiforuk, May 9, 2014, TheTyee.ca In a blindingly white and ultra-modern courtroom on the 26th floor of the TransCanada Pipeline Tower in downtown … Continue reading

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Alberta Landowner Takes Fight with Energy Regulator Back to Court, Jessica Ernst’s appeal of previous ruling in fracking case starts Thursday

Alberta Landowner Takes Fight with Energy Regulator Back to Court, Jessica Ernst’s appeal of previous ruling in fracking case starts Thursday by Andrew Nikiforuk, May 7, 2014, TheTyee.ca Jessica continue de foncer translation by translation by Amie du Richelieu, May 9, 2014

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Fracking concerns, Interviews in Ireland with Cillian Murphy, Business Owner, Eddie Mitchell, Leitrim Farmer, Carroll Odolan, Physician and Martin McKeown, Geologist, and Jessica Ernst

Fracking concerns 7:21 Min. by ClareFrackingConcern, April 30, 2014 Please play your part in prohibiting fracking from coming to Ireland.

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Ian Jessop, Victoria CFAX 1070, Interviews Jessica Ernst on the April 16, 2014 Alberta government hearing: millions or billions in damanges; Who has Best in the World Frac Regulations?

Ian Jessop Interviews Jessica Ernst April 28, 2014, CFAX 1070 Ian and Jessica chat about: the April 16, 2014 Alberta government hearing where Crown counsel argued to get Jessica’s lawsuit thrown out because there could be millions or billions of … Continue reading

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Alberta Moves to Strike Down Ernst’s Fracking Lawsuit, Landmark case could spark a flood of litigation against the province, lawyer argues

Alberta Moves to Strike Down Ernst’s Fracking Lawsuit, Landmark case could spark a flood of litigation against the province, lawyer argues by Andrew Nikiforuk, April 18, 2014, TheTyee.ca Court sketch, Ernst v. Alberta Government. Crown counsel argued that Alberta landowner Jessica Ernst’s … Continue reading

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Jessica Ernst Exposes Drilling and Fracking Crimes in Alberta & Exchange Between Lori Brave Rock and Jessica Ernst; Segments of Lethbridge presentation, March 25, 2014

Jessica Ernst Exposes Drilling and Fracking Crimes in Alberta 12:59 Min. by Feature Productions and The Commercial Factory, April 5, 2014, produced by Anthony Hall, event hosted by NO DRILLING LETHBRIDGE and LPRIG (The Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group) Exchange Between … Continue reading

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The Power of “No” Review of presentation by Jessica Ernst in Lethbridge, Alberta

The Power of “No” Review of presentation by Jessica Ernst in Lethbridge, Alberta by Southern Alberta Group for the Environment, April 2014

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“In Bad Faith” presentation by Jessica Ernst in Lethbridge March 25, 2014: Experiences of an oil and gas industry scientist

In Bad Faith Presentation by Jessica Ernst, March 25, 2104, No Drilling Lethbridge Below, a few of Jessica’s new slides: Slides from Ernst presentation in Lethbridge Jessica Ernst after her talk in Lethbridge Poster Competition Winners, Ernst Presentation and Questions … Continue reading

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Front Page! Energy fight to be detailed: Jessica Ernst presents in Lethbridge March 25 and World Water Day Poster Competition Winners to be Announced

Energy fight to be detailed by Nick Kuhl, March 25, 2014, Lethbridge Herald Jessica Ernst has ongoing lawsuits against Encana, the Alberta government and the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). Tuesday night, she’ll tell Lethbridge residents why – and why they … Continue reading

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Ian Jessop interviews Jessica Ernst on hydraulic fracturing

Ian Jessop interviews Jessica Ernst March 11, 2014, CFAX 1070 Ian and Jessica chat about permanent water loss in Hudson’s Hope BC and contamination in Rosebud, Wetaskiwin, Spirit River and Grand Prairie, Alberta; how the industry has captured the “best … Continue reading

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Norton Rose Fullbright review of Justice Wittmann’s September 2013 ruling: Court finds Alberta Regulator has statutory immunity from hydraulic fracturing suit

Court finds Alberta Regulator has statutory immunity from hydraulic fracturing suit by Alan Harvey, February 21, 2014, Norton Rose Fullbright The claim also alleged that, by its conduct, the ERCB breached the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by barring … Continue reading

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Frac updates and articles: The visit to Newfoundland by Jessica Ernst, Environmental Scientist (September)

Fracking updates and articles: The visit by Jessica Ernst, Environmental Scientist (September) by Edwin Bezzina, Fall 2013 Newsletter, Western Environment Centre Complete issue available at link below. Complete issue of the Fall Newsletter

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Alberta Energy Regulator (previously ERCB) Not Immune to Charter, Landowner’s appeal argument foreshadows what could become a major court battle this May

L’ennemie du fracking affirme que l’agence de l’Alberta doit respecter la Charte Translation of Nikiforuk’s article below by Les Ami(s) du Richelieu, February 8, 2014 Alberta Regulator Not Immune to Charter, Landowner’s appeal argument foreshadows what could become a major court battle … Continue reading

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Environmental consultant disputes government’s fracking lie that Alberta domestic water wells have never been contaminated with frac fluid

Environmental consultant disputes government’s fracking comments on contaminated drinking water by Jeremy Lye, February 4, 2014, 630 CHED In its response to the NDP’s revelations yesterday that it granted over 1500 fracking licenses in 2013, the Redford government described claims … Continue reading

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LISTEN: Ian Jessop interviews Jessica Ernst

Ian Jessop interviews Jessica Ernst February 3, 2014, CFAC 1070 Ian asks Jessica for an update on her legal case and if she thinks her case will ever be allowed to get to trial. Jessica discusses her completed Appeal Factum against … Continue reading

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Canadian Lawyer Magazine: Canada’s fractured view of fracking

Canada’s fractured view of fracking by Charlotte Santry, January 27, 2014, Canadian Lawyer Magazine As Canada’s largest natural gas producer defends itself in court against allegations linked to its fracking operations, several provinces are expressing increasing unease with the practice … Continue reading

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Hydraulic Fracking Challenged

Hydraulic Fracking Challenged by Jan Rose, December 28, 2013, Green Action News ROSEBUD, ALBERTA – What started as a multi-million lawsuit against an Alberta energy producer following hydraulic fracturing has the potential to work its way to the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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what you wish you didn’t have to know about FRACKING

what you wish you didn’t have to know about FRACKING by Judith Cockman, December 17, 2013, judithfire For every link I’ve supplied, there are a dozen more I could have included. I encourage you to just read through the article, and if you … Continue reading

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Twelve Canadians – Jessica Ernst, Mano a Mano With Big Oil

Twelve Canadians – Jessica Ernst Fracked Water, Mano a Mano With Big Oil by David Kattenburg, January 9, 2014, Green Planet Monitor This past holiday season, a massive ice storm turned what should have been a joyous occasion into a horrid nightmare for … Continue reading

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Jessica Ernst Appeals Court Ruling (hearing set for May 8, 2014), Oil patch consultant challenges decision granting Alberta Energy Regulator (previously ERCB) immunity from damage claims even for violating the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Hydraulic Fracking Challenged by Jan Rose, December 28, 2013, in Policy & Politics, Green Action News Jessica Ernst Appeals Court Ruling, Oil patch consultant challenges decision granting Alberta Energy Regulator immunity from damage claims by Andrew Nikiforuk, December 21, 2013, TheTyee.ca … Continue reading

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Great Canadian Game Changers: Daring & Dedicated, Meet the scientists and organizers who are rewriting the rules

Great Canadian Game Changers by alternativesjournal.ca, December 2013, Volume 39, Number 6 Snap: Great Canadian Game Changers Cover, Page 34 in Alternatives Journal Vol. 39, No. 6 [Refer also to: Questions linger about Encana bombings; Why is The Globe and … Continue reading

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Canadian Courts Dismiss Protection for Owners of Polluted Lands & Waters, A horrible decision against Jessica Ernst, Landowner, Rosebud, Alberta, Canada

Canadian Courts Dismiss Protection for Owners of Polluted Lands & Waters, A horrible decision against Jessica Ernst, Landowner, Rosebud, Alberta, Canada article by S. Tom Bond, Retired Chemistry Professor and Resident Farmer, November 8, 2013, posted by Duane Nicols, FrackCheck … Continue reading

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Freedom of Expression Before Environmental Regulators?

Freedom of Expression Before Environmental Regulators? by Dianne Saxe & Meredith James, December 5, 2013, SLAW Canada’s Online Legal Magazine Environmental regulators and tribunals bear substantial responsibilities and make important decisions regarding development in Canada. If they won’t listen to opponents of a … Continue reading

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LISTEN: Ian Jessop interviews Jessica Ernst

LISTEN: Ian Jessop interviews Jessica Ernst December 4, 2013, CFAX 1070

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for Magic: will I look upon your ragged estate / and see my own beloved? Magic est parti pour un monde meilleur

Magic’s gone. he tried so hard, since i returned from Newfoundland, September 23, 2013. so hard. the last week especially.  he died laying beside me, at noon, november 19, 2013, me holding onto his heart, as he always held onto … Continue reading

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LISTEN: Ian Jessop interviews Jessica Ernst

LISTEN: Ian Jessop interviews Jessica Ernst October 23, 2013, CFAX 1070 Ian and Jessica chat about: The Mi’kmaq blockade in New Brunswick and other communities around the world standing firm against hydraulic fracturing; Inappropriate extreme police response to legal expression … Continue reading

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LISTEN: Anna Marie Tremonti interviews Jessica Ernst and her lead lawyer Murray Klippenstein on The Current

LISTEN: Anna Marie Tremonti interviews Jessica Ernst and her lead lawyer Murray Klippenstein on The Current October 22, 2013, CBC Radio With more on immunity for energy regulators, we were joined by Richard Dixon. He’s the Executive Director of the Centre for Applied … Continue reading

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Front Page: Steps taken in Rosebud CBM lawsuit

Front Page: Steps taken in Rosebud CBM lawsuit by Pat Kolafa, October 17, 2013, Drumheller Mail A suit filed by Rosebud landowner Jessica Ernst alleging water contamination, will go ahead, but without the Energy Resource Conservation Board (ERCB). Ernst filed … Continue reading

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Who watches the Watchdog

Who watches the watch dog by Linde Turner, October 17, 2013, Strathmore Standard Who watches the Watch dog by Linde Turner, October 15, 2013, Cochrane Times

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Ian Jessop interviews Jessica Ernst, Alberta Environmental Consultant

Ian Jessop interviews Jessica Ernst, Alberta Environmental Consultant (1:30 pm to 2:00 pm) October 9, 2013, CFAX 1070 Radio Ian Jessop interviews Jessica about her trip to Newfoundland and Justice Wittmann’s ruling granting the Alberta Energy Regulator complete  immunity from … Continue reading

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The Courts: Jessica Ernst and the Honourable Neil Wittmann, Chief Justice, Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta

The Courts: Jessica Ernst and the Honourable Neil Wittmann, Chief Justice, Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta  by Robin Mathews, October 15, 2013, The Straight Goods The present “Jessica Ernst Case” in the Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta is – in … Continue reading

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Alberta Energy Regulator given immunity in frac suit, OK for regulator to violate constitutional rights of Canadians; ‘I have no choice but to appeal’, says Jessica Ernst

The Judgement Gaz de houille – Jessica Ernst va en appel Translation of Andrew Nikiforuk’s article below by Amie du Richelieu (with note: It’s Thanksgiving, after all…), October 13, 2013 Alberta Energy Regulator Given Immunity in Landmark Fracking Suit, ‘I have no choice but … Continue reading

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Alberta scientist Jessica Ernst warns Newfoundland of fracking risk with first-hand experience

Slides of the presentation and photos of the tour available at The People’s Forum on Fracking in Stephenville Newfoundland Presents: Environmental Scientist Jessica Ernst Alberta Woman Warns West Coast Residents About Fracking by NTV, September 23, 2013 Wait for research before … Continue reading

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