Category Archives: Global Frac News

The Cost of Justice Project: Legal system problems cost Canadians billions

Cost of Justice “This research… by the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice will be essential in helping us understand the true extent of the problem of cost and how it impacts on the justice system. I believe that it will … Continue reading

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Big Thinking Lectures at U of Calgary: Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin on rule of law principal that “no one, no matter how important or powerful they are, is above the law in a diverse society.”

Chief Justice says dealing with diversity most challenging issue facing the world by Alia Dharssi, May 30, 2016, Calgary Herald The most challenging issue facing the world today is how we deal with diversity in society, said Supreme Court Chief … Continue reading

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The Flint Policy in Ontario? Neighbours angry over NRC silence on drinking water contamination, NRC warned employees to drink bottled water 2 years before warning public not to drink the water NRC contaminated

Neighbours angry over NRC silence on water woes, NRC warned employees to drink bottled water 2 years before going public with PFAS contamination by Stu Mills, May 27, 2016, CBC News NRC employees told to drink bottled water 2 years before … Continue reading

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“Where does the buck stop?” AER to appeal ruling on oil, gas cleanup obligations. Chief Justice Wittmann found Alberta’s oil and gas licencing regime to be unconstitutional relating to money, but not Ernst’s “valid” constitutional claim against AER relating to drinking water contamination by oil and gas

AER will appeal reclamation court ruling by The Canadian Press, May 27, 2016, Blackburn News Alberta Energy Regulator to appeal ruling on oil and gas cleanup obligations by The Canadian Press, May 27, 2016, Global News The Alberta Energy Regulator says … Continue reading

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New Brunswick extends fracking ban indefinitely & The Environmental Advisory Committee, established by PEI govt to create new Water Act, recommends banning fracking

PEI Spread the word by New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance, May 26, 2016 In encouraging local news, The Environmental Advisory Committee, established by the Provincial Government of PEI to create a new Water Act, has recommended banning fracking in PEI. This … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Visitors to Newfoundland & Labrador: “Stay away from fracking … its bad.” Meanwhile, Ray Gosine to Release NL Frac Panel Report to Government and Public on May 31

The NLHFRP Report that Ray Gosine will be presenting to Government is non-binding, meaning that Government may, or may not, follow the recommendations outlined in the Panel’s Report. Photo of Port au Port/Bay St. George Fracking Awareness Group Board, May … Continue reading

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New Study: Alberta’s tar sands leading source of air pollution in North America, Tens of thousands of people living within reach breathing elevated levels of fine particles linked in previous studies to lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes

[Refer also to: Scientists Just Discovered Exactly What Air Pollution Does To Your Arteries by Alejandro Davila Fragoso, May 24, 2016, Think Progress Air pollution has been linked to heart disease for years, prompting concern as well as some skepticism, as … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court blasts Florida Power & Light’s fracking charge, State regulators exceeded their authority allowing the utility, a company, to charge customers for investment in fracing, transferring risk from shareholders to customers

Florida Supreme Court rejects FPL attempt to have customers pay for risky investment by Mary Ellen Klas, Mary Ellen Klas, May 19, 2016, Tampa Bay Times/Herald Tallahassee In a rebuke to Florida Power & Light, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday … Continue reading

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Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Wittmann rules for creditors instead of clean-up when energy companies go bankrupt, Rules against Albertans, water, land and air

Comment by an Albertan: “The AER are so photogenic and look so good unless you know what they are up to. Wittmann really cooked this one. The AER gets to dump a shitload of orphans off on the public and … Continue reading

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MUST WATCH TRAILER: The Rising, Connecting Human Health and Oil Operations

The Rising, Connecting Human Health and Oil Operations What happens to people exposed to extreme oil operations? Press Release Excerpts: “Manning, with his Emmy and Academy Award winning team, have been covering the personal stories of Gulf Coast residents and … Continue reading

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2016 AER Admin Fees, CAPP a Begging: What Fresh Hell is This? Research to Con the Public to give Social Licence While Wiping out Legal Liability for Companies?

2016 AER Administration Fees (Industry Levy) May 17, 2016 Energy Regulation Program The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) regulates energy resource development within Alberta and has a mandate to ensure the safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of hydrocarbon resources … Continue reading

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What’s your child learning in school? Charles Koch’s Disturbing High School Project Promotes Cutthroat Economics: ‘Sacrificing Lives for Profits’

EDUCATION Charles Koch’s Disturbing High School Economics Project Teaches ‘Sacrificing Lives for Profits’ by Alex Kotch, May 9, 2016, AlterNet Charles Koch is known for being CEO of industrial giant Koch Industries and a chief financier of the massive conservative political operation … Continue reading

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“We don’t allow bakeries in neighborhoods,” U of North Texas philosophy prof Adam Briggle said. “But we allow fracking.”

japanense proverb. image from impossiblehq Denton activist shared story of fracking fight Tuesday by Michelle Charles, May 19, 2016, Stillwater News A group of about 25 people gathered at the Stillwater Public Library Tuesday night to hear a tale of … Continue reading

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Jobs Jobs Jobs & Frac Prosperity for All? Buyer to close Sanjel’s Calgary headquarters due to ‘miserable’ demand for its services

2016 04 16: How fast the greedy frac’ers fall: Privately held Sanjel broken up and sold to rivals, will only recover fraction of what it owes lenders Buyer to close Sanjel’s Calgary headquarters due to ‘miserable’ demand by Dan Healing, … Continue reading

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UPDATED Concerned Health Professionals Ireland call for frac ban: ‘Extremely strong” evidence fracking harms human health

This post is for Diana Daunheimer and her family Diana is featured in investigative journalist Andrew Nikiforuk’s new book Slick Water, shortlisted for the 2016 Alberta Literary Awards and Writers’ Trust of Canada Shaughnessy Cohen Prize. Diana Daunheimer. Photo by David Kattenburg 2014 … Continue reading

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Stephen Harper intentionally denying Albertans justice? How long will his toxic disdain for the courts live on? “Harper government failed, over years, to live up to its constitutional obligations to fill vacancies on the bench, with perverse negligence for a party that claimed to be all about law and order.”

Justice delayed, justice denied, as Alberta begs Ottawa for more judges by Paula Simons, May 16, 2016, Edmonton Journal Alberta’s court system can’t run without judges. That’s a simple enough statement. It’s just one Ottawa can’t seem to grasp. There … Continue reading

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“Your job is to protect Floridians, not to poison us.” Deregulation: All the better to frac ‘n poison you with. Florida DEP trying to ease restrictions on discharged chemicals into rivers, lakes, coastal waters

Florida Proposes Tripling Amount Of Benzene That Can Be Polluted Into State Waters by Natasha Geiling, May 16, 2016, Think Progress ….the revised standards would allow much higher levels of benzene than currently allowed. Benzene is a chemical used in fracking, … Continue reading

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SoGalGas massive well blowout at Porter Ranch: Barium, vanadium, manganese, lead, strontium and aluminum may be causing health symptoms suffered by residents even after leak plugged

Porter Ranch: Barium and other metals may be the culprit behind gas leak symptoms by Sharon McNary, May 12, 2016, 89.3 KPCC Los Angeles County Public Health Department officials say its test of dust in Porter Ranch homes turned up the … Continue reading

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The arsonists of Fort McMurray have a name; “Cone of Silence” over Fire Ravaged Fort McMurray: “Anybody allowed access…had to sign non-disclosure agreements not to share what they saw.”

Did Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have to sign a gag order before he was allowed in? MUST WATCH: Global News Reports on Ft McMurray’s “Cone of Silence” May 9, 2016 Who ordered Fort McMurray’s “Cone of Silence?” Rachel Notely? AER? The … Continue reading

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Another New Peer-Reviewed, Published Frac Health Harm Review: Harmful chemicals used in, produced by unconventional oil & gas pose serious threat to infants & children

Potential hazards of air pollutant emissions from unconventional oil and natural gas operations on the respiratory health of children and infants by Ellen Webb, Jake Hays, Larysca Dyrszka, Brian Rodriguez, Caroline Cox, Katie Huffling and Sheila Bushkin-Bedient, Published Online: May 12, … Continue reading

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Obama administration announces historic new regulations for methane emissions from oil & gas. Meanwhile back in Canada, politicians & environmental NGOs engage in fraud to con the world, enable increases in oilfield emissions & health harms

Study: Bakken oil field leaks 275,000 tons of methane yearly by James MacPherson, Associated Press, May 11, 2016 … The data, collected in two years ago by an airplane over the heart of western North Dakota’s oil patch, was the … Continue reading

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CRIME Child-sex tourism continues to rise in Canada and abroad: two year study. “In Canada, indigenous women and children are especially vulnerable and are often moved around to be exploited near oil rigs”

CRIME Child-sex tourism continues to rise in Canada and abroad: study by Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press, May 12, 2016, The Globe and Mail More children than ever are being exploited in the travel and tourism sector in Canada and around … Continue reading

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Calgary’s ‘dome’ artwork by internationally renowned artist Marianna Gartner saved! Will be preserved by new tenants, The National Bank

Art treasure will live on by Jessica Ernst, May 14, 2016, Calgary Herald Re: “Dome mural will be preserved, says new tenant of ATB building,” May 13. Many thanks to Eric Volmers for his excellent reporting on Marianna Gartner’s dome … Continue reading

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THREE NEW STUDIES: FRAC WASTE CONTAMINATES WATER AND SOIL, SOME FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS

Evidence of Unconventional Oil and Gas Wastewater Found in Surface Waters near Underground Injection Site by USGS, May 9, 2016 These are the first published studies to demonstrate water-quality impacts to a surface stream due to activities at an unconventional … Continue reading

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Alberta wildfires will leave toxic legacy, experts warn. What about the radioactive waste storage site near Ft McMurray?

General Labour Clean Up Crew – Fort Mac Rebuild by TPD, date unknown Due to the wildfires in Fort McMurray and surrounding areas, nearly 100,000 people have been displaced and many jobs have been lost. While our thoughts are with everyone … Continue reading

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Water, trust and truth. L’eau, la confiance et la vérité. Andrew Nikiforuk writes about one woman’s battle to protect her water from fracking and our lives from corporate lies. Slick Water review by Amy Reiswig

L’eau, la confiance et la vérité translation of Amy Reiswig’s review into French by Amie du Richelieu, May 7, 2016 Water, trust and truth by Amy Reiswig, May/June, 2016, Focus, Victoria’s magazine of people, culture and ideas Full Focus Magazine … Continue reading

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Australia: New Intermim Select Committe Report on unconventional gas, including CBM (CSG): Australia must ban fracking across the country.

Australia govt must ban fracking – report by Esmarie Swanepoel, Senior Deputy Editor, May 5, 2016, Mining Weekly An interim report by a Select Committee on unconventional gas mining in Australia has recommended that the federal government work with state … Continue reading

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New Texas study: UTA research demonstrates groundwater quality changes alongside increasing unconventional oil & gas development: “They discovered the presence of chlorinated solvents, alcohols and aromatic compounds exclusively after multiple unconventional oil wells had been activated within five kilometers of the sampling sites.”

The Paper: Temporal variation in groundwater quality in the Permian Basin of Texas, a region of increasing unconventional oil and gas development by Zacariah L. Hildenbrand, Doug D. Carlton Jr., Brian E. Fontenota, Jesse M. Meika, Jayme L. Waltona, Jonathan B. Thackerc, … Continue reading

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Updated: Frac Captured State, Frac Captured Regulator, Frac Captured Courts? Colorado Supreme Court Strips Constitutional Right To Enact Local Fracking Bans: “It is beyond comprehension that the Colorado Supreme Court still fails to recognize the rights of people to live in a safe and healthy environment”

2013 12 13: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Says It’s Unconstitutional For Gas Companies To Frack Wherever They Want; Act 13, Gas Industry Takeover Law thrown out by State’s Highest Court “By any responsible account,” Chief Justice Castille wrote, “the exploitation of … Continue reading

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Albertans still don’t know what toxic oilfield chemicals their children are breathing. When will companies be ordered to fully disclose all chemicals, including trade secrets, before racing toxic truck loads through school zones, by hospitals, where children play, and before injected, spilled, dumped, spread on foodlands, flared, vented, spewed from endless facilities?

Red Deer’s poor air quality report sparks government reaction by Darcy Henton, May 1, 2016, Calgary Herald Last fall’s poor air quality report for Red Deer and other parts of the province was akin to a doctor’s warning that a patient has … Continue reading

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Monday, May 2, 2016: Colorado Supreme Court to rule on industry suing Fort Collins and Longmont over the cities’ voter-approved frac bans. Longmont also sued by Colorado energy regulator and the company that wants to frac residents, TOP Operating Co.

Court to announce ruling on Fort Collins fracking moratorium by Jason Pohl, April 30, 2016, The Coloradoan The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday will announce its long-awaited decision about the legality of Fort Collins’ fracking moratorium. The announcement comes almost five months … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Pipeline corroded. Salem Twp, Pennsylvania: “It looked like you were looking down into hell.” Spectra “Natural Gas” Pipeline Explosion, One mile from one of USA’s largest underground gas storage facilities, Critically injures 26 year old James Baker, Destroys home, damages others

Mother of gas line explosion victim says son is ‘strong,’ courageous’ by WPXI, May 16, 2016 In light of a gas explosion that shook Salem Township and left one man severely burned late last month, a protest was held Monday … Continue reading

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Flooding flushes oil, frac chemicals into Texas rivers. Corporate due diligence requires planning for natural disasters (eg don’t drill, frac in water bodies or flood plains), but, regulators don’t care, don’t regulate, so companies plan only for greed. Poisoned communities/families too controlled by their own greed to work towards change

This post is for the community of Fox Creek, Alberta Flooding flushes oil, fracking chemicals into Texas rivers by Associated Press, April 30, 2016, Statesman EL PASO — Recent Texas floods have inundated oil wells and fracking sites, flushing oil and … Continue reading

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B.C. slow to enforce environmental laws; “Vancouver Public Library collects more each year in fines for overdue books than B.C. collects for environmental crimes.” Does any jurisdiction in Canada, federally or provincially, enforce environmental laws promptly, appropriately and fully?

Snap from 2006 10 Alberta Views article on Rosebud’s contaminated drinking water. Encana admitted to Alberta Views that the company fractured the aquifer (years later Encana denies it). Company data on file with the regulators prove Encana illegally fractured the … Continue reading

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Do fracking activities cause earthquakes? Seismologists and state of Oklahoma say yes, Earthquakes increasing in volume and intensity around fracking and waste disposal sites

Earthquakes, Fracking, Disposal Wells … and Litigation by Steven M. Sellars, April 29, 2016, Toxics Law Reporter A rapid rise in earthquakes in Oklahoma and other states, linked by some [Some? Is Bloomberg trying to trivialize the life threatening problem? Refer … Continue reading

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A Former PR Worker Whose Job Was To Defend Fracking Online Describes How They Mislead The Public

A Former PR Worker Whose Job Was To Defend Fracking Online Describes How They Mislead The Public by Sydney Robinson, April 25, 2016, The Ring of Fire Network With the news that a pro-Clinton SuperPAC has invested millions in paying for online … Continue reading

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New peer-reviewed published paper on unconventional natural gas development (excluding CBM/CSG) impacts: “At least 685 papers have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals that are relevant to assessing the impacts of UNGD. 84% of public health studies contain findings that indicate public health hazards, elevated risks, or adverse health outcomes; 69% of water quality studies contain findings that indicate potential, positive association, or actual incidence of water contamination; and 87% of air quality studies contain findings that indicate elevated air pollutant emissions and/or atmospheric concentrations”

84% of public health studies find hazards in fracking: research by Bruce Gorton, April 26, 2016, Times Live A new meta-study, published by the online journal PloS One, has found that 84% of public health studies between 2009 and 2015 have … Continue reading

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“This is the future of Australia, if we do not stop the fackers:” Condamine River in Queensland, Australia Explodes Into Flames From Methane Coming From Nearby Fracking Sites

2016 04 26 as of 3:35 pm Jeremy Buckingham’s clip at 4,233,138 Views 2016 04 25 as of 10:02 pm: Jeremy Buckingham’s clip at 4,000,135 Views 2016 04 25 as of 9:30 pm: Jeremy Buckingham’s clip at 3,992,739 Views 2016 04 25 as of 6:15 pm: Jeremy Buckingham’s … Continue reading

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Range Resources Fracking Exec Reportedly Admits Targeting the Poor, Because They Don’t Have ‘The Money To Fight’

Range Resources exec apologizes for remark about drilling locations by Anya Litvak, April 23, 2016, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Terry Bossert, a Range Resources Corp. executive whose remarks at an Environmental Law Form earlier this month caused a stir and raised questions about … Continue reading

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AER trying to con the world again and look like a regulator? AER to study risks of aging energy infrastructure. Who’s going to do the study? CAPP?

Alberta regulator to study risks of aging energy infrastructure by The Canadian Press, April 22, 2016, Calgary Herald Alberta’s energy regulator is studying the risks posed by the province’s aging energy hardware. “Aging infrastructure is an issue for the province,” said Jim … Continue reading

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Calgary councillors say it’s time Alberta government enforce polluter pay principle to clean up West Village, Canada Creosote Ltd toxic sites. Costs estimated at $140 Million. How much to unfrac & fix Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers? Are they even unfrac’able? Will the NDP make Encana pay for the company’s law violations & harms?

‘Incumbent’ city, province pursue polluter pay principle in West Village, say councillors by Trevor Howell, April 22, 2016, Calgary Herald City councillors say it’s time for the provincial government to enforce the polluter pay principle after a new analysis of the CalgaryNEXT proposal … Continue reading

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April 20, 2016 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize Winner: John Ibbitson’s Stephen Harper. Politics and the Pen Gala, Ottawa.

The Writers’ Trust, Politics and the Pen Gala in Ottawa April 20, 2016 Refer to Slick Water for information on Andrew Nikiforuk’s book shortlisted. 2015 Writers’ Trust of Canada Winner: John Ibbitson for Stephen Harper, published by Signal/McClelland & Stewart “With impressive … Continue reading

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Conference Board of Canada New Report: Canada ranks 14 out of 16 peer countries, gets D grade on environmental record; Alberta gets “D-minus”

How can Alberta allow good fresh water management with all those WaterSmart oilfield wastewater “revenue streams” and “business opportunities?”] 2007 11 21: PROFESSIONALS: A seasoned entrepreneur gets her feet wet anew Along with building public awareness about water issues, Alberta WaterSmart … Continue reading

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Q & A with Andrew Nikiforuk by The Hill Times: “Democracies die without uncomfortable truth-seekers like Jessica Ernst. How could you not like a story like this? It is inspiring. Everyone should take notice.”

‘Democracies die without uncomfortable truth-seekers like Jessica Ernst, how could you not like a story like this?’ Nikiforuk by Kate Malloy, March 28, 2016, The Hill Times Andrew Nikiforuk talks about his book, Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand … Continue reading

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Courageous Tyee Nominated for CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism, Recognizing Andrew Nikiforuk’s reporting on the frac industry

Tyee Nominated for CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism, Winners to be announced June 16 in Toronto by Robyn Smith, April 15, 2016, TheTyee.ca The Tyee has been named a finalist for the CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism this … Continue reading

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Promised Frac Prosperity for All? Albertans (frac’d more than anywhere else in Canada) face longer wait times for cancer surgery that rank among worst in Canada, report says

Albertans face long waiting times for cancer surgery, report says by Keith Gerein, April 13, 2016, Edmonton Journal Albertans needing surgery to treat colorectal, breast and other common forms of cancer face lengthening delays that rank among the worst in … Continue reading

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Slick Water author Andrew Nikiforuk in Vancouver, World-altering challenges explored by three authors

Books event: World-altering challenges explored by authors by The Vancouver Sun, April 8, 2016 Resource extraction, shrinking water supplies and the future of democracy — these are world altering challenges that face humanity. Writers Andrew Nikiforuk (Slick Water), Micah White (The … Continue reading

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Many Oklahomans are sick of all the shaking going on: “Five years from now, they’re probably going to wonder why 2 million Oklahomans got cancer”

Rally at State Capitol protests Oklahoma lawmakers favoring corporate interests over citizens by Marianne Rafferty, April 12, 2016, kfor.com OKLAHOMA CITY – Many Oklahomans are sick of all the shaking going on. They are making their voices heard at the … Continue reading

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Oil & gas industry angry and impatient to frac New Brunswick; How impatient and angry would industry be if they were the plaintiff in the Ernst vs Encana lawsuit, now in its ninth year?

Energy industry urging government to lift fracking moratorium by Jeremy Keefe, April 13, 2016, Global News It has been a month and a half since the New Brunswick commission on Hydraulic Fracturing gave its recommendations to the provincial government, and … Continue reading

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Ontario: Mississippi Mills residents want water answers from Health Canada, Concerns raised after National Research Council’s toxic chemicals contaminated their drinking water wells

Mississippi Mills residents want water answers from Health Canada, Health concerns raised after firefighting foam chemical found in well water by Julie Ireton, April 4, 2016, CBC News Chemicals found in Mississippi Mills, Ont., drinking water What are perfluoroalkylated substances, or PFAS? … Continue reading

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