Author Archives: Jessica Ernst

More settle ‘n gags to keep polluting us?

DuPont, Chemours Reach Agreement Over Chemicals Jan 24, 2021, The Intelligencer DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Dupont Co. and its spinoff business Chemours have agreed to resolve legal disputes over environmental liabilities for pollution related to man-made chemicals associated with … Continue reading

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Down with soon-to-be frac’er Elon Musk! To think I used to admire his imagination and critical thinking.

Elon Musk to Start Fracking? When did you ever think you would see “Elon Musk” and “fracking” in the same sentence? by bobscaping, Jan 24, 2021 … Let’s try to get this straight… To be self-sufficient by providing his own super-chilled … Continue reading

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Colorado: Grand Valley Citizens Alliance chairperson Leslie Robinson: “We’re not going to be fossil fuel driven in the future. I don’t understand why Garfield county continues to support an industry that is dying essentially.”

Terra Energy to cease oil, gas production in Battlement Mesa area by Ray K. Erku, Jan 22, 2021, Post Independent Natural gas production in Battlement Mesa hit a new milestone this week. Garfield County Oil and Gas Liaison Kirby Wynn … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania; Briggs v. Southwestern Production Company: Rule of Capture still bars subsurface trespass claim, including by hydraulic fracturing, but appears after much judicial scrutiny, nothing has been resolved except judges change the rules to suit whatever feeds the industrial-political demands of the day. Judges will change the rules next time too, no matter how specific pleadings are, eg will complain the pleadings are too long and demand they are shortened, as they did to me.

Pennsylvania Rule of Capture Still Bars Subsurface Trespass Claim by Gary Reed, Jan 20, 2021, JD Supra After a trial court order, two appellate opinions, a dissent, and another appellate opinion, the tension between a well operator and an adjacent … Continue reading

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Is it possible to undo the damage done by Citizens United? “I will believe corporations are humans in law when Texas executes one by electric chair, a bullet to the ‘head’, a public hanging.”

Some juicy comments (nice to see that I’m not the only human who sees the dirt our corporate financed and controlled politicos appoint to the bench to give the rich and powerful, eg industry and pedophile churches – notably catholic … Continue reading

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When will frac’ers and their enablers (regulators and courts) face the International Criminal Court in The Hague, for their crimes against humanity, notably aquifer-frac’er Encana-Ovintiv?

Past Mountain View Councillor Paddy Munro termed Encana’s aquifer fracs at Rosebud, “crimes against humanity” in his presentation on hydraulic fracturing to the public and council in 2012. Above ad in Mountain View Gazette NEBC: Rosebud, Alberta. Encana frac’d many … Continue reading

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Frac’ing insanity in the Yukon. Chance Oil & Gas (was Northern Cross Ltd) wants $2.2 billion in damages (even though frac’ing is a major money loser and Chance says they don’t need to frac) because of frac moratorium.

One of the comments: Tim fordyce: I may be ignorant of many things including environmental regulations pertaining to drilling exploration but for a commercial venture to think it can get exemption from fracking bans. Lawyers will try anything to justify … Continue reading

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Frac’d Satan, Alberta: City of Lacombe enables mega fracquaker Vesta Energy Ltd. for a few puny bucks. Unforgivable idiotic greed.

Energy company to use former Lacombe sewage lagoons to store water for fracking, Vesta Energy Ltd. will pay Lacombe more than $100,000 a year in 20-year deal by Red Deer Advocate Staff, Jan. 18, 2021, Ponoka News A Calgary energy … Continue reading

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Ohio: Erie Co Riseberg Pipeline delivers legal evil. Hits families that granted rights-of-way with mechanic liens of $18,946,185.00. Moral of the horrendous story: Never say yes to oil and gas.

Rob Schwartz comment on ASRG FB Page: This is American information but similar situations can and do happen in Canada. ie; Around 10 years ago Alberta surface landowners started receiving demand letters from electricity suppliers to suspended oil well lease … Continue reading

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The Last Breath of the Black Snake. Elder Casey Camp Horinek: “In my small Ponca tribe, we hold a funeral nearly every week from fossil fuel-related illnesses. All our families have multiple cases of asthma, cardiovascular disease and industry-specific cancers. **Our wells are so polluted our tribe must now buy water.** Our land is so toxic, organic food can’t be grown within 16 miles. They call it economic progress. We call it environmental genocide.”

Dear President Biden, An Indigenous Perspective on Your Inauguration Post by Shannon Biggs, January 20, 2021, movement rights Banner image: “The Last Breath of the Black Snake” painted by Ledger Artist Michael Horse to commemorate the Cowboy and Indian Alliance … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News | Comments Off on The Last Breath of the Black Snake. Elder Casey Camp Horinek: “In my small Ponca tribe, we hold a funeral nearly every week from fossil fuel-related illnesses. All our families have multiple cases of asthma, cardiovascular disease and industry-specific cancers. **Our wells are so polluted our tribe must now buy water.** Our land is so toxic, organic food can’t be grown within 16 miles. They call it economic progress. We call it environmental genocide.”

Turn toxic radioactive frac waste into bathing water to burn your babies’ skin off? To ingest, breath and live with? “It’s economically prohibitive to clean the water.” What do oil & gas companies hate more than anything? Spending money to clean up their deadly pollution, on the environment or to protect public health and our drinking water. Terrifying: Water management market for oil and gas production in the U.S. was worth $33.6 **billion** in 2018 (for their use, not ours!)

A tiny taste of toxic frac history: 2016: IMPERILED AQUIFERS: Texas flouted federal aquifer rules for 34 years, Failed to get federal approval to inject oil, drilling waste into groundwater, Promised 34 Years Ago to Track Waste into Aquifers. It … Continue reading

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Canada underestimated methane emissions from abandoned wells by as much as 150 per cent; Texas and Alberta have highest percentage of wells but no prior pollution measurement. Of course not, Alberta is Hell where regulators help Encana/Ovintiv illegally frac community drinking water aquifers. Kassie Siegel, director Climate Law Institute: “Big Oil is getting rich. For individual, ordinary people, it’s all risk and no reward.”

“Methane Emissions from abandoned oil and gas wells in Canada and the US” by James P. Williams, Amara Regehr and Mary Kang in Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c04265 Methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas wells underestimated, Uncertainty about … Continue reading

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Oil patch polluted judicial industry: Trump’s extreme right Pedophile Church (aka catholic) Supreme Court Judge, Amy Coney Barrett, hears climate case against her father’s ex-employer Shell; Barrett participated even though as a lower court judge she recused herself from hearing cases involving Shell.

Amy Coney Barrett is a Shell of a Justice: Barrett hears climate case against her father’s ex-employer Shell by Rachel Frazin and John Kruzel, Jan 19, 2021, The Hill Amy Coney Barrett was among the justices who presided over a … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania’s Josh Shapiro, Courageous Attorney General who took on The Predator Pedophile Church (catholic), frac’ers and more, sworn into 2nd term: “Justice requires us to have one rule of law — not different rules for different people. Not competing realities.”

Josh Shapiro sworn into 2nd term as Pa. attorney general by Paula Reed Ward, January 19, 2021, Triblive Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro promised to continue working toward justice for all residents on Tuesday as he was officially sworn into … Continue reading

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Mayor High River, Craig Snodgrass: “I didn’t vote for Jason Kenney because he’s full of shit.” Keep raging Albertans! I love it. The most powerful Court in the world is that of Public Opinion, and it won’t *bankrupt* you with legal and court costs.

One hot interview! Powerful and fun. Nice to see Albertans finding their courage and voicing their outrage. “‘I didn’t vote for @jkenney because he’s full of shit.‘ High River @mayorsnod ain’t tipsy-toeing in the tulips on this morning’s #RealTalkRJ! … … Continue reading

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Jan 19, 2021, Webinar 1: Crimes against Nature through the lens of Indigenous Sovereignty. Jan 23, 2021: Green Criminology Master Class. Feb 16, 2021, Webinar 2: From Grassroots to the Courts

The purpose of this webinar series is to educate and raise awareness on using international law, and specifically a crime of ecocide, to reinforce Indigenous rights and environmental protection. Webinar one: Crimes against Nature through the lens of Indigenous Sovereignty by Stop … Continue reading

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Alberta teachers, unions “across-the-board livid” about KKKenney’s UCP stealing control of their pensions via mega-money losing AIMCo.

Alberta teachers, unions ‘livid’ after province issues ministerial orders changing terms of public sector pensions, “The finance minister and premier might call this administrative reform. We call it theft,” said Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) president Gil McGowan by Lisa … Continue reading

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1982 Alberta: Sour gas and sickness; Smelly smelly run-around. Regulators/Health authorities, then and now, lie to the harmed, coddle the polluters. Alberta’s Pollution Solution: Discredit the poisoned; call them crazy.

As usual, after pointing out and or making damning documents showing health harm by the oil and gas industry public, authorities remove them from public access (some of these sour gas links no longer work). Sour Gas damages the brain, … Continue reading

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“Rule of law” is a fart when it comes to oil & gas. Calgary-based dilbit polluter Enbridge tells Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to stuff her attempt to protect water and the public interest.

In my community, Encana/Ovintiv intentionally violated every “rule” and law in place to protect groundwater and my community’s drinking water (the company’s own hydrogeological investigation report – which I legally obtained via FOIP – and filings with Alberta’s groundwater data … Continue reading

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Pregnant women must avoid frac pollution to protect their health and that of their babies. How, when living surrounded by frac’ing?

NE BC Fracking May Be Exposing Pregnant Women to Carcinogen, Study Says; Researchers found markers suggested benzene levels 3.5 times normal levels Encana’s Vexatious Sour Gas Frack Flaring near Grand Prairie, Alberta; After clip posted, Encana/Ovintiv pulls a scrubby dubby … Continue reading

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Save Shell’s Day with anti-science “corporate bootlicker” justice. Jan 19, 2021: Trump’s new Supreme Court justice, Amy Coney Barrett, set to hear case against Shell, her Dad’s employer for 29 Years, has not recused herself

A few of the comments: Sean Murphy She’s not the only one. Any justice on this court that believes the earth is 6000 years old, and the sun was created on the third day, has absolutely zero place presiding over … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers sue over Delaware River drilling ban, Two Republicans claim Delaware River Basin Commission overstepped its authority and usurped the Legislature with its moratorium on natural gas development

Penn. state senators sue over natural gas ‘moratorium’ by river commission by Sebastien Malo, Jan 11, 2021, Reuters, Westlaw News Two Pennsylvania state senators filed a lawsuit Monday against the Delaware River Basin Commission in federal court claiming it has … Continue reading

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RCMP: Oil & Gas Industry’s mafia

Comments: JuHoansi If you have a dispute with a company, they can call the police and sick cops on you right away. Then if you have a dispute with the cops, they can do an internal investigation with no time … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania: Delmont-based Penneco Environmental Solutions’ frac waste injection rears secretive toxic radioactive head. Dr. Ned Ketyer: “Fracking has a toxic and radioactive waste problem that has never been adequately addressed and solved.”

Governor asked to intervene on Plum wastewater injection well by Don Hopey, Jan 14, 2021, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette email hidden; JavaScript is required Community and environmental organizations have asked Gov. Tom Wolf to revoke a state issued permit for a shale … Continue reading

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Big $ Anti-tax Club for Growth gave $20 Million to Trump Klan to overthrow the US election. And we the citizenry, many starving, are directed to call politicians “Honourable?”

No wonder judges serve bankrupt frac’ers to magically make $7 Billion in debt vanish and dirty politicos steal pensions of hard working Albertans to launder into AIMCo to also give big money to bankrupt frac’ers. Billionaires backed Republicans who sought … Continue reading

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US “watchdog” (more like kitten) bends over for orange mad man and his mad Repuglicans (not a typo): Starting April 1, 2021, Big US banks forced to loan to oil & gas. Greg Baer, president, CEO of Bank Policy Institute: “The rule lacks both logic and legal basis, it ignores basic facts about how banking works, and it will undermine the safety and soundness of the banks to which it applies.” Big Oil no longer equates to Big Jobs.

Watch KopyKat Jason Kenney try to copy this. U.S. Watchdog: Large U.S. Banks Can No Longer Deny Funding To Oil & Gas by Charles Kennedy, Jan 14, 2021, Oil Price Days before the end of the current Administration, a U.S. … Continue reading

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Courageous feisty and wise Ireland! “Cork LNG is scrapped!” “Fracking and all of its effects has no place…. Not here, not anywhere.”

The Port of Cork has cut ties with a US firm which could have led to fracked gas being imported through, and stored in, Cork Harbour by Eoin English, January 14, 2021, The Irish Examiner The site in the lower … Continue reading

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Lawyer Jay Michi: “It is high time BC abandon the archaic “My Lord and My Lady” vernacular” for judges. Alberta too! It’s belittling to the citizenry that pays their way.

Tweets by Lawyer Robert Janes@rjmjanes: Canada is a modern democracy where we are slowly learning to recognize the rights of all people to be equal and to be represented in our institutions. As part of that we need to abolish … Continue reading

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Judge lets nasty frac’er escape bankruptcy, rules Chesapeake is worth $1 Billion more than the company does, sets free $7 Billion in debt, gives “big payday” to some, says to CEO Robert Lawler: “To remember that a lot of people have suffered a lot of pain for Chesapeake to have a second chance….”

Fracking Pioneer Chesapeake Energy Cleared to Exit Bankruptcy, The Oklahoma City-based oil-and-gas producer is authorized for a restructuring that cuts about $7 billion in debt and includes a $600 million equity offering by Jonathan Randles, Jan. 13, 2021, Wall Street … Continue reading

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Florida: Bill filed to ban frac’ing and matrix acidization, “Because fracking is bad, actually.”

Florida lawmaker will once again attempt to ban fracking, Because fracking is bad, actually by News Service of Florida, Jan 13, 2021 After the issue made little progress last year, Senate Minority Leader Gary Farmer, D-Lighthouse Point, began a renewed … Continue reading

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Mad mad greed in Ohio: Akron city council pushing to frack under 475 acres of watershed, upstream of the drinking water supply, for a few puny bucks

Akron wants to sell mineral rights for the fracking of 475 acres of water shed land by Doug Livingston, Jan 12, 2020, Akron Beacon Journal Akron City Council has given initial approval of a deal to allow horizontal drilling and … Continue reading

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Martin Co, Florida: US Supreme Court declines to hear Maggy Hurchalla’s appeal of $4.4 million “malice” verdict (Lake Point Phase I LLC and Phase II LLC limestone mining and water treatment project).

Justices Let ‘Malice’ Verdict Stand Against Environmentalist by Nathan Hale, Jan 11, 2020, Law360 A prominent Florida environmentalist is on the hook for a $4.4 million verdict after the U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear her appeal in a lawsuit stemming … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court turns down petition by Minnesota Sands LLC seeking to overturn Winona county’s ordinance banning the mining of frac sand.

U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Review of Minnesota County Fracture Sand Ban by Carolyn Davis, January 11, 2021, Natural Gas Intel The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition that sought to overturn a Minnesota county ordinance banning the mining … Continue reading

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RCMP told Ernst they “don’t do surveillance” when she refused them entry into her home without a warrant while trespassing on her land, lying and trying to terrify her silent after she served legal papers on Encana/Ovintiv, AER & Alberta gov’t.

Harper’s anti-terrorist RCMP squad trespassed, without a warrant, on my private property after the Alberta gov’t, Encana/Ovintiv and AER were served with my legal papers. I was in my own home, not attending any protest (contrary to what media and … Continue reading

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Excellent summary on water by Gail Tverberg, actuary

2020: The Year Things Started Going Badly Wrong by Gail Tverberg, Dec 23, 2020, Our Finite World How today’s energy problem is different from peak oil Many people believe that the economy will start going badly wrong when we “run … Continue reading

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Holy Frac’ing Attorney General Shit Show! New low for lawyers? Republican AGs group sent robocalls urging march to Capitol

Tweet by Law Prof Amir Attaran@profamirattaran Jan 8, 2021: White privilege = being able to attack police without being killed. Law Prof Amir Attaran@profamirattaran Tweet Jan 9, 2021: This is going to be messy, because now it’s a criminal conspiracy … Continue reading

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Years too late: Jan 8, 2021, Twitter *finally* permanently bans Trump. Ben & Jerry’s: “Yesterday was not a protest—it was a riot to uphold white supremacy.”

Racism (and misogyny) seethes in “nice” Canada too, notably in our politicians, courts, police/RCMP, law firms, law societies (lawyer “regulators” regulated by – you guessed it – lawyers), all agencies with power (eg AER – 100% industry-funded “regulator” that regulates … Continue reading

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Wisconsin: Judge denies frac sand mine permit; Rules regulator broke the law (as oil patch regulators do regularly, everywhere) when it granted Meteor Timber permit to fill 16 acres of wetlands

Judge denies key permit for Monroe County sand project; Meteor Timber sought to fill rare wetlands by Chris Hubbuch, Sep 22, 2020, Wisconsin State Journal A judge has declined to reinstate a key permit for a Georgia company seeking to … Continue reading

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Ardith Walkem, leading First Nations law expert, named to B.C. Supreme Court. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip: A “tremendous achievement, recognizing that her appointment makes her the first First Nations woman in this role in British Columbia.”

An excellent overview of Canadian “rule of law” by Robert Janes, lawyer, QC: Robert Janes@rjmjanes Dec 29, 2020 Canada has to have a discussion about how injunctions, contempt of court and a Bleak House court system makes a mockery of … Continue reading

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Lawyer Jordan Furlong: “No profession devours its young quite like the law.” 1,163 BC lawyers vote *against* bare minimum standards for articling students. No wonder so many in the legal industry treat their paying clients like shit.

The legal industry claims it serves the public interest? Any stats on how many lawyers violate regulator rules, abuse their paying clients (that are serving the public interest), quit with no notice, lie, refuse to release fully paid for case … Continue reading

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Most apt legal quote of 2020. Law Prof Emmett Macfarlane on Canada’s top court: “The Supreme Court is a political institution.”

It’s a breath of fresh air to read frankness from a Canadian lawyer about our top court, which pissed on our Charter and intentionally published (and distributed to media) fabricated facts (lied) to enable public health-harming frac’ing and let Alberta’s … Continue reading

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Canada’s UNDRIP Bill C-15, “Shit Some More on Indigenous Peoples” bill to keep rape & pillage by white rich going strong. Rosemary Baxter: “I’m sick to death of our Canadian racism and discrimination…mostly against our Indigenous people. God.”

For Lucie Jermy, 1926-2020. Dear friend, I love you. EXCELLENT WATCH! Messiah/Complex 1 hr 18 Min., Premiered Dec 13, 2020 Against the Grain Theatre’s daring new interpretation of Handel’s Messiah is a truly cross-Canada performance — in Arabic, Dene, English, … Continue reading

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Think 2021 will be better than 2020? Dylan Morris on COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.7: “Exponentials are so cruel that nobody wants to look them in the eye”

The Mutated Virus Is a Ticking Time Bomb, There is much we don’t know about the new COVID-19 variant—but everything we know so far suggests a huge danger by Zeynep Tufekci, Dec 31, 2020, The Atlantic A new variant of … Continue reading

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Illinois: Lodene Clark lives on top of NA’s largest underground gas storage leaking so badly: “The air explodes around her home”

The air explodes around her home by Chilliwack Progress, Feb 2, 1991 The air is known to explode on occasion around Lodene Clark’s property in Livingston County, Illinois. Safety hazards, bad water and other concerns prompted the 62-year-old grandmother to … Continue reading

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Vile: Job killers Ovintiv (American, previously Encana) and Cenovus (previously Encana) get pandemic relief, Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (and help spread COVID-19 from frac fields to communities?)

Canada Revenue Agency names companies that received federal emergency wage subsidy by Bill Curry and Patrick Brethour, December 21, 2020, The Globe and Mail The Canada Revenue Agency released the names of all companies that received the Canada Emergency Wage … Continue reading

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Gas Patch Lie-Ability

Gas Firm notes water liability by Bob Spring, Manager Fraser Valley Gas Project, January 23, 1991, Langley Times … Mr. Ferguson is understandably concerned about protection of his groundwater supply. This is an issue which has received a great deal … Continue reading

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2020 Shale & Public Health Conference presentations now available

2020 Shale & Public Health Conference Presentations at link. The eighth annual Shale & Public Health Conference was held as an online conference over two days Tuesday, November 17 & Wednesday, November 18 Featuring new research presented by national experts … Continue reading

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New 8-Year Study: “Significantly increased odds of hospitalization among heart failure subjects in relation to increasing” frac’ing activity near them; 12,000 patients analyzed. Lead author, Tara McAlexander: “These activities — unconventional natural gas development and fracking specifically — are having negative impacts on the health of populations living nearby,” thinks frac’ing needs to be banned. “We know enough to know that we shouldn’t be doing this”

Complete study: Unconventional Natural Gas Development and Hospitalization for Heart Failure in Pennsylvania by Tara P. McAlexander , Karen Bandeen-Roche , Jessie P. Buckley , Jonathan Pollak , Erin D. Michos , John William McEvoy , and Brian S. Schwartz, … Continue reading

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Monumental Abuse & Deception; Symbolic Destruction: Largest coal plant in USA’s west demolished, brings end to painful era of poisoning suffered by Navajo and Hopi. Is frac’ing next?

Navajo Generating Station Demolished 1:41 Min. by Ecoflight, Dec 18, 2020 Navajo and Hopi Statements on the demolition of smokestacks at largest coal plant in the West, Razing brings an end to the painful era of coal for tribes; opens … Continue reading

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Steve Harper’s side flake, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, makes “worst people” of 2020 list. “Oil is over” and they know it but keep giving the industry billions of our dollars while enabling a viral murder spree with “Health” Minister Tyler Shandro in their lust to destroy public health care.

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Bravo Northern Ireland! Seán Lynch launches Assembly Bill to ban fracking

Seán Lynch launches Assembly Bill to ban fracking by Victoria Johnston, Dec 14, 2020, Impartial Reporter A FERMANAGH South Tyrone MLA has launched an Assembly Bill to ban fracking in Northern Ireland. Seán Lynch launched his bill at the beginning … Continue reading

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1971: Demise of humanity begins: Alberta gov’t creates the ERCB to guard the ‘Oil patch Mafia’

The ERCB then became the EUB after some big pollution problems. Next, after EUB got caught with its deregulatory pants down, lying and spying on innocent citizens, the gov’t turned it unimaginatively back into the ERCB. After Ernst vs Encana/AER/Alberta … Continue reading

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A decade of science on frac harms – Compendium 7 released: “The data continue to reveal a plethora of recurring problems that cannot be sufficiently averted through regulatory frameworks” while regulators in Canada continue to DEregulate to enable the endless **known** harms. Canadian frac-harmed Vicky Simlik: “Because there is no such thing as a kind & gentle frac’ it needs to be banned period.”

Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (Unconventional Gas and Oil Extraction) Seventh Edition Press Release by Concerned Health Professionals of NY, December 14, 2020 The Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks … Continue reading

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Scientific Truth: “Fracking has been an unmitigated disaster for the planet’s climate system.”

Scientific truth by Ned Ketyer, Dec 3, 2020, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette In the Nov. 16 editorial “Goodbye, Paris,” the editorial board continues its climate-denying disinformation campaign regarding shale gas development and climate change by repeating an easily debunked industry-sponsored myth. The … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports: Frac’ing contaminates drinking water. So why is Consumer Reports pimping synergy to enable frac’ing?

How Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water; The oil and gas extraction technique threatens water in North Dakota and elsewhere, but activists are fighting back by Elena Bruess December 03, 2020, Consumer Reports This article was co-published with Ensia, a solutions-focused nonprofit media … Continue reading

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Nakoda Nation, Alberta: 1988, Engineer reported hundreds of drinking water wells contaminated with sour gas on Stoney Reserve west of Calgary. H2S is deadly, damages the brain even at low levels. AER blamed nature and if not nature, then bacteria. Same blame game polka after frac’ing contaminated drinking water wells with gas at Ponoka, Wetaskiwin, Spirit River, Rockyford, Rosebud, Redland, etc.

Nasty! In 1988, Alberta’s energy regulator, then ERCB (later became EUB; back to ERCB after EUB was caught breaking the law, lying and spying on innocent Albertans; now AER) and reporter Mark Lowey did not publicly report that Stoney is … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada rules Charter does not protect corporations from “cruel and unusual punishment.” When will the court apologize for intentionally publishing lies in their ruling in Ernst vs AER (100% corporate-funded Charter violator) and damaging Charter rights for *non* corporate, non criminal Canadians?

Supreme Court dismisses company’s cruel and unusual punishment claim by Jennifer Quaid, November 24, 2020, The Conversation In January 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada heard a case that made headlines because it raised a provocative question: Can corporations be subject … Continue reading

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Excellent choice! Congratulations Lorne Sossin! Canada needs a lot more appointments like this, to balance the many sleazy ones by Klan Herr Harper

A few tweets in response: Peter Sankoff@petersankoff, Nov 26 No surprise – and yet a pleasant surprise. In addition to being a great legal mind, Lorne is one of the true good guys in the profession. I was lucky enough … Continue reading

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California: Suspected methane leak destroys home in explosion, injures two people inside, seriously damages house next door; Gas levels too high to safely investigate, source unknown: “The methane could be from abandoned oil wells under the home or nearby oil fields”

Investigators suspect methane leak in Signal Hill house explosion, fire official says by Valerie Osier, November 20, 2020, Long Beach Post News Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the explosion that destroyed an Ohio Avenue home in … Continue reading

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Josh Shapiro wins re-election as PA Attorney General; One of his most important accomplishments so far? “Exposing the corruption in the Roman Catholic Church. That led to hundreds of predator priests abusing thousands of children in a conspiracy and cover-up that went from the Pennsylvania diocese all the way to the Vatican.”

How many hundreds of lawyers helped enable and cover-up the catholic church’s crimes (and those by other churches enabling rape/pedophilia) over the decades and for how much money? How many of theses lawyers were/are pedophiles/rapists? Have any been disbarred? And … Continue reading

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