Category Archives: Other Lawsuits

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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“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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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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“Corruption … At A Gallop.” Ex-Justice Minister Peter MacKay urges: “Respect the Rule of Law” while the RCMP, Encana, AER, Alberta and Harper governments busily break it?

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Gigantic Betrayal: the Mike Duffy Trial

Gigantic Betrayal: the Mike Duffy Trial by Robin Mathews, May 2016, vivelecanada.ca A very large number of Canadians have been unable to imagine the size of (even) the visible fraud perpetrated upon them under the name of The Mike Duffy Trial. In … 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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US Supreme Court Rejects Exxon’s Challenge To $236M MTBE Jury Verdict in State of New Hampshire Groundwater Contamination Case

U.S. top court rejects Exxon appeal in groundwater contamination case by Lawrence Hurley, May 16, 2016, Reuters.com The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Exxon Mobil Corp’s (XOM.N) appeal of a $236 million judgment against the oil company in a … Continue reading

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Former B.C. Socred government abused power in water export dealings, says judge; Damages in the decades-old lawsuit to be decided at later date

What does the ruling say about water exports under NAFTA? Is it legal for provinces and the federal government to protect fresh water in Canada? The complete ruling From the ruling: VI. DAMAGES [218] I did not find either the … Continue reading

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After suffering decades, stricken South African miners get their shot at justice with landmark ruling: Mine workers accused the mining companies of deliberately delaying their case with legal obstacles – an allegation that is “cause for disquiet,” the court said.

How many class actions by workers and families harmed by fracing will there be against oil and gas companies and their enabling regulators, env NGOs, experts and politicians? Stricken South African miners get their shot at justice with landmark ruling … 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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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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Hallelujah! The Supreme Court is dismantling key parts of Steve Harper’s legacy

How the Supreme Court is dismantling one of the key parts of Stephen Harper’s legacy by Ian MacLeod, April 21, 2016, Ottawa Citizen in Calgary Herald For two years, the court has been declaring anti-crime laws created under Stephen Harper’s Conservatives … 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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2016 Goldman Environmental Prize Ceremony: Tribute to last year’s winner Berta Cáceres, Honduras indigenous & environmental leader assassinated last month; Máxima Acuña, Peruvian landowner – Goldman Environmental Prize winner this year; and more

2016 Complete Goldman Environmental Prize Ceremony 1 hour, 40 Min. by Goldman Environmental Prize, April 18, 2016 del 11:30 a 16:20 homenaje a Berta Caceres en el programa de Goldman Environmental Prize 2016 (en ingles) MUST WATCH! Máxima Acuña, 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize, … Continue reading

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More Frac Fraud: Stealing from a School District, then Gagging it. Texas Attorney General Orders Chesapeake & School District Confidential Settlement Agreement Opened

AG orders district to release settlement details over Chesapeake objections. Chesapeake faces hundreds of similar lawsuits over royalty payments by Max B. Baker with contributions by Yamil Berard, April 13, 2016, Fort Worth Star Telegram The Fort Worth school district settled its … Continue reading

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“I’m actually outraged.” With Alberta Court’s blessings, Energy giant CNRL derails full public inquiry into foreign workers’ deaths

Energy giant CNRL derails full public inquiry into foreign workers’ deaths, Company says no further investigation needed in collapse at oilsands site that killed 2, injured 5 others by Terry Reith, February 09, CBC News  Genboa Ge and Hongliang Liu died in April … Continue reading

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Justice Delayed Justice Denied? Justice WIttmann, Chief Justice of Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench: Alberta’s courts in “desperate shape”

Justice minister says she recognizes need for judges in Alberta by James Wood, April 25, 2016, Calgary Herald Justice minister recognizes urgency in judge appointments KANANASKIS VILLAGE — Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says she recognizes the “urgency” around the … Continue reading

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Hoosick, New York, told by EPA not to use water for drinking or cooking after it was contaminated by Honeywell International Inc. & Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. “People with private wells don’t want filters at all. They want a completely new source of water- just like the governor has promised”

Honeywell, Saint-Gobain Sued Over Chemical-Tainted Water By Suevon Lee, April 7, 2016, Law360 Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. and Honeywell International Inc. are the targets of a proposed class action filed Wednesday in New York federal court relating to a toxic … Continue reading

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Cabot Appeals ‘Grossly Excessive’ Damages in Dimock Contaminated Water Wells Case, Asks Court to Overturn $4.24 Million Jury Verdict, or Reduce it to $85,500.

Cabot appeals water contamination verdict by Terrie Morgan-Besecker, April 8, 2016, The Times-Tribune An attorney for Cabot Oil & Gas is asking a federal judge to overturn a $4.24 million verdict awarded to two Dimock Twp. couples or, in the alternative, … Continue reading

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Blankenship Gets 1 Year In Prison & $250,000 fine – both the maximum possible for conspiring to block safety measures before Massey Mine Blast that killed 29 workes 6 years ago

Blankenship blaming nature didn’t fly with the federal judge: Wounds reopen as ex-coal chief gets one year in prison for collapse that killed 29 killed in mine by Jonathan Mattise, The Associated Press, April 6, 2016, Calgary Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — … Continue reading

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After Massive Environmental Debacle, SoCalGas Tries to Dictate Terms for Cleanup, Also questioning whether California has legal authority to force it to do any specific mitigation

After an environmental debacle, a big gas utility tries to dictate terms for a cleanup by Michael Hiltzik, April 4, 2016, LA Times For most of the period after Oct. 23, when a massive gas leak in at a Southern California … Continue reading

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Confederated Tribes of Colville Reservation Can Seek $9.2 Million in litigation fees and costs for their claim against Canadian Mining Company Teck for dumping pollutants into Columbia River

Tribe Can Seek Cleanup Suit Fees After All, Judge Says by Andrew Westney, April 4, 2016, Law360 Law360, New York (April 1, 2016, 10:47 PM ET) — A federal judge ruled Friday that a group of tribes in Washington state can … Continue reading

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Guatamalan Women’s Lawsuit against Canadian Mining Giant Hudbay, Represented by Klippensteins, on Front Page International New York Times Weekend and National New York Times

Two days after the Front Page coverage in the New York Times: POLITICS Mining companies need stronger oversight abroad, says McKay by Ian Bickis, April 5, 2016, The Canadian Press in The Globe and Mail Liberal MP John McKay is calling for … Continue reading

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How creative will frac fraud get? Wyoming regulator hires Canadian frac patent holder Maurice Dusseault (why?), Blames nature, Copy cats Alberta regulators, gov’t, Research Council (now Alberta Innovates), Ignores red flag indicators of petroleum industry contamination, Ignores that Encana frac’d drinking water aquifers like Encana did at Rosebud

Fracking a dangerous policy by James E. Robertson, Lakeland, March 25, 2016, The Ledger Karen Finney, senior spokesperson, “Hillary for America” responded to Jake Trapper’s question, “Does Hillary support fracking?” with a question … “What can she do about it?” … Continue reading

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Wyo Supreme Court awards rancher Brett Sorenson $1.1 million for CBM clean up. Justice Michael Davis: “We view Pennaco’s attempts to relieve itself of the obligations it bargained to perform more as a game of hot potato.”

Wyo Supreme Court awards Arvada rancher $1.1 million for CBM cleanup by Benjamin Storrow, March 23, 2016, Star- Tribune Brett Sorenson, 61, looks out across what once was thick cottonwood forest Oct. 21 on his family’s ranch along the Powder River … Continue reading

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Shawnigan Lake, Vancouver Island: Victory for “people power!” Day before World Water Day, B.C. court rules for community, against contaminated soil facility risking drinking water for thousands. Pamela McCall, CFAX 1070, interviews Sonia Furstgenau in studio.

Pamela McCall interviewed Sonia Furstgenau, Shawnigan Lake Director, in studio on CFAX 1070 radio, March 21, 2016. Sonia learned of the court ruling about half an hour before going on air. All of the people’s criticism of the project was based … Continue reading

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California: Carson introduces ban on fracking, acidizing of oil wells, and similar operations

Carson introduces a ban on fracking, acidizing of oil wells by Sandy Mazza, March 16, 2016, Daily Breeze Two years after first considering a ban on aggressive oil well-stimulation methods, Carson has introduced a prohibition on fracking, acidizing and similar operations … Continue reading

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“It was [Leilani Muir-O’Malley’s] complete unwillingness to have any settlement conditional on secrecy and confidentiality that made Albertans aware of the legacy of sexual sterilization in Alberta.”

Woman who made history with lawsuit against Alberta government dies by Gwen Dambrofsky, The Canadian Press, March 14, 2016, Calgary Herald EDMONTON – A woman who made history by successfully suing the Alberta government for wrongful sterilization — eventually leading … Continue reading

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Frac ‘n Fraud Down Under: Origin Energy execs kept aquifer contamination secret for more than 1.5 years, knew CSG (CBM) wells leaking into aquifers. Are Origin Energy CSG (CBM) wells contaminating Condamine River with ‘intensifying’ methane bubbling too?

Condamine River’s mysterious bubbling ‘intensifying’ by Mark Willacy, February 14, 2016, ABC News PHOTO: Scientists are trying to identify the cause of methane gas bubbling in the Condamine River. (ABC News: Scott Kyle) [What’s taking so long? Avoidance-style study to let … Continue reading

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Chesapeake seeks to seal court documents from public, wants court to permanently seal more than 30 documents, saying they contain crucial trade secrets

Chesapeake seeks to seal court documents from public, Chesapeake Energy wants a court to permanently seal more than 30 documents, says they contain crucial trade secrets by Max B. Baker, March 11, 2016, Star Telegram It’s not exactly a secret that Chesapeake Energy … Continue reading

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Berta Cáceres: Murdered for activism in Honduras, Energy Company Under Investigation

We’re dealing with an environmental activist murder ‘epidemic’, U.N. warns by Alexandra Gerea, March 25, 2016, zmescience The killing of indigenous activists is reaching epidemic levels, the UN warns. The organization urges governments to ensure proper protection for environmentalists, especially … Continue reading

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Jury awards two Dimock Twp. families $4.24 million after Cabot offered a few thousand to Gag & Settle; Cabot plans appeal alleging ‘improper conduct’ by the families’ lawyer

List of the Harmed – an ever-growing list of the individuals and families that have been harmed by fracking (or fracked gas and oil production) in the US – is at 16,974 as of March 10, 2016, list compiled by Jenny Lisak, … Continue reading

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Civil Class Action lawsuit filed against Chesapeake, SandRidge & former SandRidge CEO Tom Ward: “This case is about cleaning up the oil patch”

Civil Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Chesapeake, SandRidge by News9, March 3, 2016 A Civil Class Action lawsuit has been filed against Chesapeake, SandRidge and former SandRidge CEO Tom Ward. The lawsuit was filed by a group of oil and gas … Continue reading

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Teck Metals fined $3.4-million for polluting B.C.’s Columbia River; Encana fined $0.0 for illegally fracing Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers

Teck Metals fined $3.4-million for polluting B.C.’s Columbia River by Mark Hume, February 29, 2016, The Globe and Mail Teck Metals Ltd. has been hit with what is being described as the largest environmental penalty in British Columbia’s history for discharging … Continue reading

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Is Alberta next? West Virginia politicians vote in law to take away frac harmed citizens’ right to sue. Judge Derek Swope: “Would I want one of these wells next to my property? I live in the country on a rural road, and the answer is ‘no.’”

Controversial suits provide window on Marcellus drilling debate by Ken Ward Jr., February 27, 2016, West Virginia Gazette On Friday, a courtroom full of lawyers gathered near downtown Charleston to try to sort a path forward in litigating a series of … Continue reading

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Oil & gas & frac companies poisoning Alberta families, injecting toxic chemicals into community air, on roads & food land & in drinking water aquifers Go Free while Edmonton dry cleaner first person in Canada to get jail sentence for using dangerous chemicals

2015 12 19 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY & MERRY CHRISTMAS! CHEMICALS ILLEGALLY INJECTED BY ENCANA IN 2004 INTO ROSEBUD’S DRINKING WATER AQUIFERS REMAIN SECRET, CONTRARY EVEN TO ALBERTA’S RULES OF COURT: Encana still has not filed with Ernst cleaned up records for their document exchange … Continue reading

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Ban Michigan Fracking calls on EPA to halt DEQ’s application for primacy over Michigan’s injection wells, sues DEQ for information on secret “mineral” well, Fracking “has become needy, sucking up a lot of resources and has taken too much control”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 17, 2016 Contact: LuAnne Kozma, president, Ban Michigan Fracking email hidden; JavaScript is required   231-547-2828 Ban Michigan Fracking calls on EPA to halt DEQ’s application for primacy over Michigan’s injection wells, sues DEQ for information on … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Pennsylvania, 7 year-long Ely v. Cabot Oil & Gas drinking water frac pollution case goes to trial February 22: Fracking Judge Explodes At Late, Disorganized exhibits: “a sad and shocking spectacle, a debacle and dilemma”

Two Pennsylvania families who say fracking fouled water take case to trial by David Dekok, February 22, 2016, Reuters Jury selection began on Monday in a federal lawsuit in which two northeastern Pennsylvania families allege that Cabot Oil & Gas … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Frack Ban: Canada Says Quebec’s No Drilling Law Is Fair In lone Pine’s $250 Million NAFTA Suit

Canada Says Its Drilling Law Is Fair In Gas Co.’s NAFTA Suit by Jack Newsham, February 11, 2016, Law360 A U.S. natural gas driller that argued that Quebec’s 2011 ban on oil and gas drilling beneath the St. Lawrence River … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania, Bradford Co: Horse race track owner files appeal with Hearing Board after DEP says water contamination not linked to fracking. High percentage foals born after fracking experiencing health problems

Racetrack Owner Wants New Look At Fracking Effects by Matthew Perlman, February 3, 2016, Law360 Jeffrey Gural, who owns the Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs racinos in New York, filed an appeal Wednesday questioning the results of water supply tests conducted by … Continue reading

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Canada Revenue Agency owes taxpayers a general legal “duty of care,” but not AER to citizens harmed by the regulator’s gross negligence, fraud and cover-up of illegal fracking? CRA not allowed to intimidate, threaten us, but AER is, including in bad faith, falsely labeling us as terrorists and violating Charter rights?

Judges affirm that Canada Revenue Agency has ‘duty of care’ to taxpayers by Julius Melnitzer, January 26, 2016, Financial Post Two appellate court rulings confirm that the Canada Revenue Agency is not at liberty to intimidate and threaten taxpayers and must take … Continue reading

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Frac Hell in Oklahoma: Endless quakes. “There’s no lack of conversation. There’s a lack of action.” Plumber blamed for gas leak in elementary school. Company says boiling oilfield waste alternative to injection wells, breathable air be damned

More quakes rattle Oklahoma but state avoids tough measures by Seth Borenstein, Kelly P. Kissel and Sean Murphy, Associated Press, January 18 at 4:32 PM, Washington Post OKLAHOMA CITY — In Oklahoma, now the country’s earthquake capital, people are talking nervously … Continue reading

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Water wins! Painted Post loses lawsuit over water sales for fracking. Mayor says town can’t finance appeal, leaving it up to Shell’s subsidiary to decide if it wants to bankroll an appeal

Painted Post loses case over water sales for fracking by Jeff Murray, January 5, 2016, Elmira Star-Gazette A state appellate court has upheld a lower court ruling that voids agreements the Village of Painted Post had with a hydraulic fracturing company … Continue reading

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Despite Federal Court of Canada judgment, Essential Energy vows to continue fracking patent fight

Despite judgment, Essential Energy vows to continue fracking patent fight by Dan Healing, January 5, 2016, Calgary Herald A legal showdown over who owns a well completion technology helping fuel the shale oil and gas boom in North America will … Continue reading

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“My Kids Aren’t Guinea Pigs,” Says Parent Affected by Massive Porter Ranch Gas Leak. German firm sues Baker Hughes over defective safety valves, steel in massive underground gas storage field under Etzel, Germany. Is Canada next, or already there?

California-style massive gas leak could happen in Canada too, experts say by Charles Mandel, January 4th 2016, National Observer A view of the Aliso Canyon gas facility. Photo courtesy Earthworks It is possible that Canada could experience a California-like methane … Continue reading

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Regulatory Failure, Corporate Failure, Inspection Failure, Integrity Failure, Casing Failure, Safety Failure, Greed Trumps All: Regulator & SoCalGas Co. knew casing was corroding, failing with major leakage problems at Porter Ranch gas storage facility more than a year before catastrophic leak

SoCalGas knew of corrosion at Porter Ranch gas facility, doc shows by Mike Reicher, December 30, 2015, Los Angeles Daily News Southern California Gas Co. knew its pipes were corroding and failing at a worsening pace more than a year before … Continue reading

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Another Court Ruling: France will remain frac free

RULING: FRANCE WILL REMAIN FRACKING FREE by Kevin Bonnaud, December 29, 2015, Natural Gas Europe This past week, American firm Schuepbach lost its legal action against the French state to be allowed to frack for shale in Southern France. The Texas-based … Continue reading

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The implied undertaking does not preclude production of records provided to a regulator

The implied undertaking does not preclude production of records provided to a regulator by by Michael A. Marion and Daniel B.R. Johnson, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Canada December 14 2015 In a previous post…on The Resource, BLG commented on Imperial Oil v Jacques, … Continue reading

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