Author Archives: Jessica Ernst
Carlsbad, New Mexico: Oil patch produced water line bursts, sprays family, animals, home and road with potentially radioactive toxic fluids
Water pipeline explosion from oil, gas operation leaves Carlsbad family seeking answers, Produced water leak reported in Carlsbad by Adrian Hedden, Jan 21, 2020, Carlsbad Current-Argus Carl George said he awoke to an explosion just feet from his house at … Continue reading
Smart Business Minister! UK Frac ban stays: “The only way it can be resumed is by compelling evidence which so far is not forthcoming.”
Business minister Kwasi Kwarteng has said fracking “for the time being is over” in the UK. by Tim Gavell, Jan 21, 2020, The Blackpool Gazette In November, amid the general election campaign, the Government called a halt to fracking after … Continue reading
The anatomy of a protest: Marie-Hélène Eddie, Moncton sociologist, researches New Brunswick frac protests for thesis at University of Ottawa
The anatomy of a protest: Moncton sociologist digs into Rexton shale gas protests, Moncton woman probes anti-shale gas activities in Kent County for sociology thesis in Ottawa by Jennifer Sweet, CBC News, Jan 18, 2020 55 comments It’s not often … Continue reading
Two workers, aged 23 & 26, hospitalized with head injuries after being struck by high pressure water line that blew off truck at West Virgina, Marshall County well pad
Two injured after industrial incident in Marshall County by Jaime Baker, January 22nd 2020, wtov9.com MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. — Two men are hospitalized after an industrial accident at a Marshall County well pad on Wednesday. The 911 call came in right before … Continue reading
Contamination of US drinking water with manmade “forever chemicals” far worse than previously estimated reports EWG; White House and EPA tried to stop the report from being published.
US drinking water contamination with ‘forever chemicals’ far worse than scientists thought, Highest levels of PFAS in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, report by environmental watchdog finds by Reuters, Jan 22, 2020, The Guardian The contamination of US drinking water … Continue reading
Edmonton-based research group Progress Alberta to Kenney’s Witch Hunt: Shut down your inquiry or the courts will shut it down for you.
Some juicy comments: !? One wonders how long Alberta’s farmers & ranchers are going to endure the onslaught of climate change before turning on their oil soaked brethren. ALAN If one wishes to sing in the Alberta UCP choir, then; … Continue reading
Another cowardly North American judicial pass the buck? Federal appeals court throws out Juliana v. United States climate lawsuit in 2 to 1 ruling. In her blistering dissent: Judge Josephine Staton criticized the notion that courts have no role to play, saying govt itself acknowledged “the United States has reached a tipping point crying out for a concerted response – yet presses ahead toward calamity.”
An appeals court tosses the landmark youth climate lawsuit against the U.S. government by Brady Dennis, Jan 19, 2020, The Washington Post in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a 2015 lawsuit by nearly two dozen … Continue reading
To deflect from The Fifth Estate’s recent courageous brilliant reporting on Alberta “Justice” knowingly jailing innocent citizens? Water coolers & tissues removed from courtrooms to save $50,000. Killing Kenney’s stupid, ego-loaded War Room for one year would finance water in our courtrooms for 600 years!
Comment from an Albertan: No Kleenex?? Okay, people should just snort their snot on the floor. Almost makes you want to be in court. *** Smells like this has nothing to do with saving money, what might be saved is … Continue reading
Any AIMCo body parts in this? Bonavista Announces Synergistic Asset Acquisition Accretive to its Debt Leverage.
Bonavista Announces Synergistic Asset Acquisition of Paramount by BOE Report, December 5, 2019 Calgary, Alberta – Bonavista Energy Corporation (TSX: BNP) (“Bonavista” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of certain oil and liquids rich natural gas weighted … Continue reading
Wilma Subra: An unstoppable pioneer in environmental chemistry and community advocacy, brings the harmed “effective tools to take on the toxic Goliaths as well the regulatory agencies and elected officials who try to look the other way.”
Wilma Subra: An unstoppable pioneer in environmental chemistry and community advocacy, Venerated in industrial fence-line communities, Wilma Subra covers the nation from New Iberia, Louisiana by Rick Mullin, Jan 17, 2020, Chemical & Engineering News Credit: Rick Mullin/C&ENWilma Subra presents data … Continue reading
America’s Radioactive Secret: Oil & gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year in America. It could be making workers sick and contaminating communities (in Canada too). “Us bringing this stuff to the surface is like letting out the devil … It is just madness.”
Holy shit, that’s hair-raising reading. Appalling! Horrifying! Slowly kill unsuspecting workers and residents, “generously” donate old pipes for kids’ playgrounds, irreparably pollute waterways, … all to maximize profits. Money trumps people, every single time. The CEOs and top administrators of … Continue reading
Alberta: AGS confirms frac’ing caused 4.18M earthquake that rattled many homes from Sylvan Lake to Red Deer last March, knocked out power to 4,600 customers, and caused subsequent 3.13M and smaller cluster of quakes. “Complaints of damage from the event were received.” And a water well was damaged by frac’ing near Sylvan.
At the time of the frac quake, Geological Survey of Canada said frac’ing didn’t do it. Vesta Energy Ltd update on 4.6M fracquake near Red Deer March 4, 2019 that knocked out power to 4,600 Fortis Alberta customers, some reports … Continue reading
Landowner Vicky Simlik: Living frac’d in Farmington, NE BC. They frac you again, and again, and again, and again. The frac quakes harm you & your home again, and again, and again.
This is heart breaking anguish to read and post. I cannot stop thinking of the frac quake damages underground (of course not visible) and how much gas is migrating to surface, into and around the Simlik home. Is the gas … Continue reading
Why Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) Is Just a Big Disappointment by Karen Thomas, MSc, CFA, June 13, 2019, The Motely Fool Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) has taken many forms and variations in its decades long history. Many of these forms have been … Continue reading
AER laid five environmental and conservation-related charges against Tourmaline Oil and spinoff Topaz Energy Corp., and three charges against CWC Energy Services for knowingly leaking sour gas (H2S) “that impacted human health” in 2018 near Spirit River, Alberta. Court hearing Feb 19, 2020 in Grand Prairie.
AER refusing to release any details is just another disgraceful petrostate cover-up. Why charges in this case, but not against Encana for putting the residents of Rosebud at risk with life-threatening concentrations of methane, other hydrocarbons and undisclosed chemical additives … Continue reading
In Texas, energy companies cut nearly 6,000 jobs over past four months. In western Canada, Husky cutting hundreds of jobs, most cuts in Calgary. Kenney’s $4.5 billion in corporate tax cuts obviously not enough to feed the greed. Apache, 2 … Continue reading
Unpaid taxes from oil & gas companies “refusing” to pay their bills in Alberta doubles. $173M in property taxes currently owed to rural municipalities, a $92M increase from last March.
Rural Alberta claims oil and gas companies owe $173 million in unpaid taxes by Dustin Cook, Jan 20, 2020, Calgary Herald Unpaid property taxes from oil and gas companies spiked by 114 per cent within the last year, claims the … Continue reading
New Study: Air pollution from oil and gas production sites visible from space; US and European satellites help scientists measure nitrogen dioxide, a lung-irritating air pollutant, from drilling, production and flaring.
Air pollution from oil and gas production sites visible from space by Science Daily, January 15, 2020 Summary: US and European satellites help scientists measure nitrogen dioxide from drilling, production and flaring. Oil and gas production has doubled in some … Continue reading
Meet “NoHIT.” More toxic brew to be intentionally injected into our environment to feed the “brute force and ignorant” frac experiment? Chemical company, TenEx Technologies, has scary idea to inject aluminum and who knows what else to prevent ‘frac hits’
Frac hits are also called “communication events.” Chemical company offers solution to ‘frac hits’ by Mella McEwen, Jan 16, 2020, Reporter-Telegram It’s an issue Permian Basin oil and gas operators have been grappling with as they drill wells in tighter … Continue reading
Is LNG safe? Three injured, hospitalized, one with critical burns in massive LNG explosion in Westmoreland Co, Pa.
Officials: Three injured in massive explosion are improving by Rich Lord, Jan 18, 2020, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Three people injured in a massive tanker truck explosion at a Westmoreland County commercial garage appeared to be out of immediate danger by Saturday … Continue reading
Exxon Mobil Lawsuits: Is there access to “justice” in North America for humanity when it comes to harms by the oil & gas industry? Or is “justice” reserved for the polluters? “Clearly the government is defending against the best interest of the public by cozying up to the industry.”
If “justice” is this dirty in America relating to harms to the public done by the oil and gas industry, how dirty is it in Canada? Whose idea was it for Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella to defame … Continue reading
Schlumberger posts $10.1 billion loss in 2019 compared with $2.2 billion profit in 2018; even with revenue of $32.9 billion compared with $32.8 billion in 2018, an increase of 0.3 percent.
Schlumberger posts $10.1 billion loss in 2019 by Sergio Chapa, Jan. 17, 2020, Houston Chronicle Schlumberger, the largest oil-field services company, is responding to the ongoing shale slump by selling underperforming businesses, stacking frac fleets, closing locations and laying off … Continue reading
Jan 25, 2020, Youngstown Ohio: “Big Oil’s Dangerous Secret.” Rolling Stone Magazine Science Journalist Justin Nobel and City Senior Battalion Chief Sil Caggiano to Present Crucial Information on Harms of Radioactive Oil & Gas Waste
Rolling Stone Magazine Journalist Justin Nobel and Youngstown City Senior Battalion Chief Sil Caggiano to Expose Harms of Radioactive Oil/Gas Waste Press Release by Ohio Community Rights Network, January 15, 2020 CONTACT: Ohio Community Rights NetworkTish O’Dell, OHCRN Board email … Continue reading
Must watch, both parts! The Fifth Estate’s “The Autopsy Part 2: What did Alberta “Justice” cover up?”
“Alberta Justice” needs to be renamed to “Alberta C0rruption Services.” The Autopsy — Part 2: What did justice cover up? by The Fifth Estate, Jan 19, 2020. 28:30 Min. Eight years ago, a review of autopsies signalled to Alberta’s Ministry … Continue reading
Excellent letter by John Scull: “How can fracking be part of the “Clean BC” plan? How can police action against First Nations be consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People?”
NDP support of fracking/LNG industry a shame, Many people are turning their backs on yesterday’s destructive technology by John Scull, Duncan, Jan. 17, 2020, Cowichan Valley Citizen The BC NDP government has mimicked the policies of their BC Liberal opponents … Continue reading
BC Hydro safety expert repeatedly warned bosses about frac risk to dams, FOI documents show, Utility says concerns are overblown, despite warnings from its own specialist
Think the higher ups at BC Hydro give a damn (pun intended) about harms to the public from frac quakes impacting Site C dam? Even the feds are in on the frac quake cover-up! What the Frac Hell is going … Continue reading
If only the porn hackers had targeted Kenney’s war room or AER instead; they wouldn’t have had to change anything, since their work is obscene anyway!
Alberta government website domain hijacked by porn hacker by Bill Kaufmann, Jan 15, 2020, Calgary Herald Online porn-seekers might have been surprised to find their efforts hooking them up with an Alberta government website domain, say provincial officials. [funnyyyyy!!!!] They … Continue reading
The insanely polluting leaking oil & gas industry! New paper on methane leak detection & repair: More than 1,600 leaks & vents at only 36 sites in NW Alberta. Think of the cumulative pollution, community poisoning and public health harms, notably as more and more companies, enabled by politicians (industry’s maids), regulators and courts, use bankruptcy to avoid clean up.
How many decades have companies, their lobby groups like CAPP, synergized NGOs, regulators and politicians lied to the public, pimping natural gas as a clean and green “bridge fuel” while downplaying the leaks, dangers, and public health harms? All surveys … Continue reading
Too funny! Too accurate! Too brilliant! Too perfect! Thank you, Mr. Mayes! Cease Fire Cartoon by Malcolm Mayes, Edmonton Journal, January 2020
Invasion: In an Era of Reconciliation, Indigenous Land is Being Taken at Gunpoint (2019). Jim Miles: “Powerful video – should be viewed widely. The British imperial colonial-settler policies live on through our courts and our para-militarized police.”
Freda Huson: “I’m pissed!” “Your law can bend the rules to let somebody come in and destroy our land and get you guys [RCMP] to help them. If it was your house, you’d feel the same if the same vandals … Continue reading
I don’t want Kenney taking my CPP either. It will most likely end up going to AIMCo to invest in bankrupt frac companies poisoning communities and our environment. Subject: What’s This Kenney Government Costing Us In Honoriums ?? Date: Wed, … Continue reading
Queensland, Australia: Town of Stanthorpe runs out of water but frac’ers keep frac’ing; Trucked water costing $800,000 a month, 14 vehicles haul 42 truckloads, 130-km round trip. Ernst’s roundtrip to haul water is 100 km, which Alberta and Wheatland County make her pay herself, after the authorities enabled Encana’s illegal fresh water aquifer fracs
A lot of industry’s frac’d gas wells are leaking flammable methane in Australia (everywhere the industry operates actually). How much is the oil and gas industry directly causing/contributing to wildfires in BC, Alberta, California, Australia, etc, because of spills; leaks … Continue reading
BlackRock, world’s largest fund manager with nearly $7 trillion in investments, plans to offer new funds that shun fossil fuel-oriented stocks, could put pressure on other large money managers to follow suit. It’s strictly business.
No wonder: World’s Biggest Fund Manager, BlackRock, lost $90 Billion investing in fossil fuel companies over last decade BlackRock C.E.O. Larry Fink: Climate Crisis Will Reshape Finance, In his influential annual letter to chief executives, Mr. Fink said his firm … Continue reading
Why isn’t Kenney’s War Room & Witch Hunt investigating & harassing Encana, 80 per cent foreign-funded, illegal aquifer frac’er?
Encana gets shareholders’ approval to move base to United States by Kevin Orland, Jan 14, 2020, Bloomberg in Calgary Herald Calgary-based Encana Corp. won investors’ approval to relocate to the U.S. and change its name to Ovintiv, a plan that … Continue reading
Just how corrupt is Alberta Justice? Infuriating! Sickening! Welcome to Alberta’s “Rule of Law.” The Fifth Estate: The autopsy (part 1): What if justice got it wrong? “I did not kill my son. It was an accident.”
If there is this much corruption in Alberta Justice when people die, imagine trying to access “justice” if an oil company illegally frac’s your community’s drinking water supply, violates the regulator’s consultation, noise directives and more, violates Transport Canada acts … Continue reading
Oil & gas lobbyists feel the heat on the industry’s pollution-caused global warming, but remain committed to misleading the public. Wow, just wow.
Cenovus embraces net-zero emissions goal as carbon becomes competitive yardstick Cenovus Sets Bold Sustainability Targets Well cleanup in the cards after Alberta energy company announces plans Cenovus aims for ‘net zero’ GHG emissions by 2050 Way too late, even if it were possible. Oil’s … Continue reading
UCP set to overhaul oilpatch liability rules for law-violating, lying AER to ignore, as usual, obeying Big Daddy CAPP that ex-Encana VP, ex-AER Chair Gerard Protti created.
Never mind the known hundreds of billions of dollars in oil patch liabilities, who is going to pay to repair the many frac’d aquifers, poisoned water wells, lakes and rivers, remove the toxic waste companies have been happily and greedily … Continue reading
Some of the many Wet’suwet’en suppporters on January 10, 2020: Calgary, Trans Canada Tower Ottawa: Vancouver: For the Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan peoples, justice has been denied. What else is new? by Stephen O’Neill, Jan 9, 2020, The Globe and Mail … Continue reading
USA: Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Vacates Permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline Compressor Station in Union Hill: “Environmental justice is not merely a box to be checked, and the Board’s failure to consider the disproportionate impact on those closest…resulted in a flawed analysis”
Rosebud and many other frac’d communities in Alberta and BC are surrounded by dozens of frac’d gas compressor stations, many of them Encana’s: polluting, invading, weedy, disrespectful, ugly pieces of shit noise-makers. For an excellent article on Encana’s nasty compressor … Continue reading
A few excellent comments to the Herald article below: Steve English What a laugh – to suggest that we are lily white and that our oil and gas industry is somehow better, that we listen to all voices more, than … Continue reading