Potential Health Impacts Related to Fracking [Subscription req’d] by Russell A. Wilke, MD, PhD (Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls) and Jerome W. Freeman, MD (Department of Neurosciences, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls) November 7, 2017, Journal American Medical … Continue reading
Category Archives: Global Frac News
Fracking is now prohibited on PEI! by Don’t Frack PEI, November 23, 2017 The Prince Edward Island Water Act, released today as a first reading in the legislature, includes a prohibition on hydraulic fracturing. We need time to study the … Continue reading
Are Oil Patch Promises Believable? Neighbors want oil & gas wells removed from Firestone explosion site, Anadarko *promised* it would happen in July. Company likely waiting for the community to forget over Christmas, Resume production without fixing a thing?
Neighbors want oil and gas wells removed from Firestone explosion site, Anadarko *promised* it would happen in July by Jennifer Kovaleski, Oct 6, 2017, The Denver Channel FIRESTONE, Colo. — Six months since the deadly home explosion in Firestone, two oil and gas … Continue reading
BC’s new NDP Energy Minister Michelle Mungall lies like Alberta’s! Agrees to Review by “Industry Likes It!” Synergy Frac Panel Called for by Ben Parfitt, Council of Canadians, Caleb Behn et al, Complete with Predetermined Outcome – No Moratorium, No Matter What the Frac Panel Concludes!
Mungall’s all in on fracking review, but not moratorium by Vaughn Palmer, November 22, 2017, Vancouver Sun VICTORIA — During a break from answering questions in the legislature about Site C this week, Energy Minister Michelle Mungall faced down a call for … Continue reading
This Saturday Morning, November 25, 2017 11:05 AM Pacific Time – 12:05 PM: Bob Hansen with CHLY 101.7 FM out of Nanaimo, BC, interviews Jessica Ernst
Bob Hansen interviews Jessica Ernst November 25, 2017 11:05 AM – 12:05 PM Pacific Time, on CHLY 101.7 FM out of Nanaimo, a campus community FM station, powered by volunteers. All shows on this station can be heard live at … Continue reading
New Study by Hildenbrand et al: Harmful bacteria thrive in water contaminated near drilling. And New Book: Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection: Environmental Issues Concerning Hydraulic Fracturing
Study: Harmful bacteria thrive in water contaminated near drilling by Mike Soraghan, November 22, 2017, E&E News Texas researchers say they’ve found harmful bacteria in contaminated groundwater near Texas shale drilling sites, saying the discovery could explain some of the more … Continue reading
How did this get past Trump, Encana, CAPP, Energy in Depth etc? The Journal of the American Medical Association Publishes Concerns about Fracking Contaminating Air and Drinking Water, and Harming Human Health!
NE BC Fracking May Be Exposing Pregnant Women to Carcinogen, Study Says; Researchers found markers suggested benzene levels 3.5 times normal levels
Interesting comments by readers and their slap downs of a few lying shills to Nikiforuk’s article, click on link to read them: ‘Red Flag’ Raised: Study Finds Possible Fracking Risk to Pregnant BC, Women, Researchers found markers suggested benzene levels … Continue reading
Study: Water use in ND Oil Patch increased almost 20-fold in seven years, Most dramatic increases for Frackin’ the Bakken where average groundwater levels in three shallow aquifers decreased
Study: Water use in ND Oil Patch increased almost 20-fold in seven years by Forum staff, Nov 15, 2017, The Dickinson Press FARGO—Water use for oil production in the Bakken oilfields increased almost 20-fold from 2008 to 2014, with water … Continue reading
Fracking study: Answers soon on sick foals of Tioga Downs owner by Tom Wilber, November 16, 2017, Press Connects Jeff Gural talks about his foals, which mysteriously fell ill but have since made a full recovery. Staff video When foals on … Continue reading
“The public has a right to know”: Fracking companies don’t have to disclose chemicals linked to health concerns
Part One Part Two: Click to listen to the audio: “The public has a right to know”: Fracking companies don’t have to disclose chemicals linked to health concerns by Scott Tong, November 15, 2017, Market Place … Secrecy lies at the heart … Continue reading
Industrial Strength: How U.S. Govt Hid Fracking’s Risks to Drinking Water, A pivotal EPA study provided rationale for exemptions that helped unleash the fracking boom. Science suppressed to protect industry interests
Industrial Strength: How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking’s Risks to Drinking Water, A pivotal EPA study provided the rationale for exemptions that helped unleash the fracking boom. The science was suppressed to protect industry interests by Neela Banerjee, November 16, 2017, Inside … Continue reading
“Unconscionable!” Diana Daunheimer on Rachel Notley’s NDP giving $50 Million from education taxes paid by Albertans to municipalities to cover oil & gas companies not paying their taxes (after years of massive profit taking)
Diana Daunheimer, frac’d mother of two living by Didsbury, FB comment: The NDP are taking money collected from taxpayers for education in the province, to pay municipalities, for defaulting oil and gas companies. This is unconscionable. Not only have our … Continue reading
Documents show EPA health concerns on frac chemicals kept secret, approved for use by companies near families & communities anyways: Intentional Environmental Racism by Regulators? Against everyone living frac’d?
Quote of the Day sent by Pennsylvania’s Bob Donnan: It is always sound business to take any obtainable net gain, at any cost and at any risk to the rest of the community. THORSTEIN VEBLEN Part 2 tomorrow: Including on … Continue reading
U of C researchers sound alarm over radon levels in Calgary homes, expanding study across Alberta. Radon in frac fields needs study first, but started decades ago, before the frac hell began
U of C researchers sound alarm over radon levels in Calgary homes by James Wood, November 14, 2017, Calgary Herald After discovering a significant health threat in many Calgary homes, University of Calgary researchers are turning their attention to the rest of … Continue reading
New Study on Pregnant Women Living Near Frac’d Natural Gas Sites in Peace River Valley, NE BC Raises Concerns: Benzene biomarker (muconic acid) in urine 3.5 times higher than in women in general Canadian population
Exposure to benzene during pregnancy: a pilot study raises concerns in British Columbia by University of Montreal, November 13, 2017, ScienceDaily Summary: New research reveals that 29 pregnant women living near natural-gas hydraulic fracturing sites had a median concentration of … Continue reading
Diana Daunheimer sums up AER’s “industry likes it” Lexin & OWA mega million dollar fraud, intentionally set up decades ago
Two comments to the article Joe L Howse Is this why klien and his cronies moved govt offices down to cowtown ? …to the …put the fox in with the hens ? …..smh…. Diana Daunheimer [Much better and more accurate … Continue reading
To Honour the Fallen on Remembrance Day: Make public AER’s secret “D79 Abandoned Well Methane Toxicity Preliminary Assessment” & Appendix 2 by Alberta Health, Admitting “Acute-Life threatening” risks & “Neurological effects”
To honour women and men fallen, and to protest Canada enabling Israel’s human rights abuses and torturing of Palestinians, Ernst stopped – years ago, buying or wearing poppies. Instead, in Remembrance, Ernst exposes harms to citizens and environment enabled by … Continue reading
In AER vs Redwater, CAPP (Canada’s large oil and gas lobby group, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers) sent correspondence to the Court supporting AER. The Court included it in the docket for AER‘s appeal. In Ernst vs AER, citizens … Continue reading
Edmonton & St Albert going to get frac’ed? Oilpatch spending to ramp up in Canada’s ‘hottest new play.’ Chevron could spend US$1 billion on Duvernay shale basin
Oilpatch spending to ramp up in Canada’s ‘hottest new play,’ led by Chevron Chevron could spend US$1 billion on the Duvernay shale basin, according to Wood Mackenzie by Geoffrey Morgan, November 7, 2017, Financial Post CALGARY – Chevron Corp. is ramping … Continue reading
UPDATED! Synergy Alberta Strikes BC! 17 groups, including BC Tap Water Alliance, join call for frac regulations! Calling for regulations gives industry social licence to frac. Has Synergy finally conquered Will Koop?
Synergy Alberta’s evil seems complicated. If you say no to the money and think about it with your greed & blinders off, you’ll get it. *** Let’s start with some Canadian frac harm study and public input history: 2002: 15 … Continue reading
Yukon, Peel Watershed: Upcoming (Lying) Supreme Court of Canada Ruling, First Nation Nacho Nyak Dun et al v. Govt of Yukon, May ‘Destroy the Faith’ in First Nations Treaties. “Canada’s legal system is flawed, because it ends up favoring resource extraction.”
Supreme Court of Canada Case Docket # 36779 Canada Legal Fight May ‘Destroy the Faith’ in First Nations Treaties by Dan Levinnov, November 5, 2017, New York Times OVER THE HART RIVER, Yukon Territory — The indigenous groups thought they … Continue reading
November 9, 2017: Lying Supreme Court of Canada to release decision whether they will hear AER’s (Orphan Well) appeal against Redwater’s money snatcher
Supreme Court of Canada’s November 6, 2017 Press Release announcing they will release on November 9 their decision on whether to grant the AER a hearing or not. Docket The Supreme Court of Canada judges took only one month to … Continue reading
PONCA NATION OF OKLAHOMA TO RECOGNIZE THE RIGHTS OF NATURE TO STOP FRACKING by Movement Rights, October 31, 2017, intercontinentalcry San Francisco, CA – After suffering for years with poisoned water and serious health issues due to fracking and injection wells on … Continue reading
Pawnee Nation’s Earthquake Case Moves Forward by Scott Poynter, October 27, 2017, Poynter Law Group Earlier this year, the Pawnee Nation brought suit in tribal court against Cummings Oil and Eagle Road Oil for about $400,000 in earthquake damages caused … Continue reading
Robin Mathews: From Harper to Trudeau, The Saga of Corruption in Canada Continues. False News. False Newsmakers. Untroubled Power. The Supreme Court of Canada publishes lies too
The Israelization of governments, militaries and security forces means the Palestinianization of most of the rest of us. Jeff Halper, Israeli anthropologist From Harper to Trudeau, The Saga of Corruption in Canada Continues False News. False Newsmakers. Untroubled … Continue reading
Now it’s oilmen who say fracking could harm groundwater. How many oilmen settle & gag when their water is contaminated or vertical wells are destroyed by frac’ing?
Now it’s oilmen who say fracking could harm groundwater by Mike Soraghan, November 1, 2017, E&E News HOLDENVILLE, Okla. — It’s no longer just environmentalists [What about the thousands of water well owners and residents in communities living with water contaminated … Continue reading
“Frack Well Bashing” is going to get expensive! Frack Hit Demolition Derby Down Below: Drill, inject, bump ‘n crack, hit ‘n smash, bash ‘n dash, while Encana lies ‘n says, “We don’t frac. We stimulate.” 2 wells, 1 patch of dirt. Who gets the oil? The biggest bully. “Fracks hitting wells several miles away.”
Whole lotta bashing going on … Jury Delivers Verdict In Oklahoma ‘Well-Bashing’ Case by Alex Cameron, September 01, 2017, News9 PIEDMONT, Oklahoma – A U.S. District Court jury delivered a verdict last month that is rippling through the state’s oil and … Continue reading
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Sues Chicago Gas Company, Peoples Gas, for underground natural-gas leak that contaminated water wells
Illinois Attorney General Sues Gas Company Over Leak, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan sues Chicago gas company over underground natural-gas leak that has affected water wells in central part of the state by US News, Oct. 25, 2017 MAHOMET, Ill. (AP) — … Continue reading
Berthoud Colorado: Old well bubbles mostly drilling mud, some oil by home driveway, down Highway. Who’s frac’ing nearby? And on how many hundreds of wells?
Oil crews stay on scene of drilling mud spill near Berthoud, Colorado officials say small amounts little oil included by Pamela Johnson, October 30, 2017, Reporter-Herald Crews remained on scene Monday at an abandoned oil well that spilled about 300 barrels of … Continue reading
To whom it may concern, In his letter to the editor, Gérard Montpetit, from La Présentation, denounces Jason Kenny’s lack of rigour and ethical analysis. For the last few weeks, Mr Kenny has been trying to boost his leadership campaign … Continue reading
Oklahoma seismologist, Mark Holland, scolded by fracked academia (the dean!) for linking earthquake swarms to powerful oil and gas industry
Okla. scientist says he was scolded for linking shaking to industry by Mike Soraghan, E&E News, October 20, 2017 Oklahoma’s former state seismologist said in a deposition that he quit because he was reprimanded by a superior at the University of … Continue reading
Canada, the world’s stupidest “petro” (fascist) state: Oil giants pay billions less tax in Canada than abroad
Revealed: oil giants pay billions less tax in Canada than abroad by Martin Lukas, October 26, 2017, The Guardian Canada taxes its oil and gas companies at a fraction of the rate they are taxed abroad, including by countries ranked among … Continue reading
Heaven Help Our Drinking Water: How many frac hit damages when Encana fracs multi-stacked, 60 wells per section?
This illustration shows how fast Encana’s drilling tech is changing by Deborah Jaremko, October 23, 2017, jwnenergy The advances in drilling technology that were cutting edge seven years ago and unlocked a massive production surge in the United States are … Continue reading
Kansas: Industry’s “natural” gas from abandoned energy wells leaking into massive underground storage field, creating public safety hazard
Gas leaking from Kansas wells amid dispute over who must fix by Associated Press, October 14, 2017, Observer Reporter WICHITA, Kan. – Natural gas is leaking through unplugged abandoned wells that have penetrated a massive underground storage field in Kansas, … Continue reading
Pennsylvania: Cabot Oil & Gas settles fracking lawsuit with Ely and Hulbert families as ordered by Judge Martin Carlson
Cabot Oil & Gas settles fracking lawsuit with Pennsylvania families by David DeKok, September 26, 2017, Reuters Cabot Oil & Gas Co. [COG.N] has settled a lawsuit filed by two families in Dimock, Pennsylvania, who alleged their homes’ drinking water became … Continue reading
As expected, Alberta Oil & Gas Industry Corruption & Synergy Enacts its Evil into Quebec: Couillard Govt quietly releases 4 bills, Enables drilling & fracking in water ways and lakes, within 150 m of homes, 60 m of parks
Did the oil and gas industry (CAPP et al) write or influence these bills, as it does in Alberta and BC? Les plans d’eau du Québec ouverts aux pétrolières by Alexandre Shields, September 21, 2017, Le Devoir Le gouvernement Couillard a … Continue reading
Whimps Extraordinaire! Ex-Encana VP (Gerard Protti) led AER taps Encana with $7,500 administrative penalty for major sour gas blowout at Fox Creek Alberta, Nothing for injecting 18 million litres of frac fluid into Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers.
Why did no media report on this puny penalty? Snap from AER Compliance Dashboard September 19, 2017 Encana pays $7500 for it: Administrative Penalty Director’s Decision by Alberta Energy Regulator Named Party: Encana Corporation BA Code: 0026 File No. 2015 – 022 … Continue reading
Oklahoma Kingfisher County: At Least 450 Vertical Oil Wells Damaged By Horizontal Fracking. “Hundreds if not thousands of wells are being destroyed by horizontal frac jobs.” How many oil & gas & drinking water wells damaged by fracking (vertical and horizontal) in Alberta?
Hundreds Of Vertical Oil Wells Damaged By Horizontal Fracking by Tsvetana Paraskova, Sep 21, 2017, Oilprice At least 450 conventional vertical wells in Oklahoma’s Kingfisher County have been damaged by horizontal fracturing, the Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance (OEPA) said in … Continue reading
Republic of Ireland, Love Leitrim to Celebrate their Frack Ban on Global Frackdown Day, Sat October 14, Rainbow Ballroom of Romance, Glenfarne
Big fracking ban hooley in Leitrim by Leitrim Observer, 21 Sept 2017 Celebrations to mark the passing into law by the Houses of the Oireachtas of the Republic of Ireland’s legal prohibition on fracking . Love Leitrim is organising a big … Continue reading