Author Archives: Jessica Ernst
Ontario 2 years ago: In Norfolk, leaking abandoned industry *sour* gas wells forces exclusion zone for vehicles, vessels, and evacuation of 22 homes. In nearby Town of Jarvis (population 2,300), unusually high methane readings, firefighters test gas levels at every home. Compare to grossly negligent, “No Duty of Care,” Charter-violating, lying, spying, heinous AER covering-up industry’s deadly gas leaks.
Sour Gas damages the brain, even at very low levels: 1. Exposure to levels below 10 ppm permanently damage the human brain 2. Harm from levels below 10 ppm by Worksafe Alberta 3. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) LOW LEVEL HEALTH HARM … Continue reading
Watch the leak clip at link: U.S. energy companies are scrambling to reduce methane emissions—both unintended and deliberate—that equate to exhaust from 69 million cars a year and contribute to global warming by Rebecca Elliot, August 8, 2019, Wall Street … Continue reading
How is settle and gag a “big win” for anyone but the human rights violating company eager to reopen their mine?
Big win for foreign plaintiffs as Pan American settles Guatemala mine case, The cost of litigating these cases can make them prohibitively expensive to bring, so there’s unlikely to be a flood of similar litigation in the future by Gabriel … Continue reading
Another frac ‘n gag to cover up frac damages? Cuadrilla signs non-disclosure agreement with UK’s national earthquake monitoring agency, British Geological Survey, to ‘destroy confidential documents’ and release operational data only at company’s request
Fracking firm Cuadrilla signs secret deal with geological agency to ‘destroy confidential documents’, Exclusive: Campaigners say non-disclosure deal lacks transparency by Dean Kirby, ugust 23rd 2019, inews.co.uk The UK’s national earthquake monitoring agency has a secret deal with fracking company … Continue reading
What are you showering, bathing in, drinking, breathing venting from your water taps? PA District Attorneys get court order to bar landfill, owned by Canadian company Tervita (as of June 1), from taking frac waste & drill cuttings to protect public drinking water. Officials determined the landfill was sending them 100,000 to 300,000 gallons of contaminated water a day – two to six times the amount the authority was allowed to take.
Dumping toxic waste on foodland and roads or piled in communities or dumped in unlined pits near homes and communities is how Alberta’s “best-in-class” “world-class” Charter violating, lying spying AER lets it happen: 2011 Encana waste dumping just east of … Continue reading
Fabulous! Campaign for an inclusive legal profession in Ontario starts at www.demandinclusion.ca. “Because white supremacy will not roll over and die.” – Kris @GPLLP
Access the campaign at https://twitter.com/DemandInclusion Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/demandinclusion/ … Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/demandinclusion/ … Website: https://demandinclusion.wordpress.com/ (Public Education page in progress to provide facts and refute the position of the STOP SOP slate.) What is happening in the legal profession? In 2016, the Law Society … Continue reading
Truck going too fast to make the turn? 4,800 gallons unknown substance spilled into Yough River when “brine” tractor-trailer flips. How many hundreds similar spills into water ways not caught or reported?
4,800 gallons of ‘unknown substance’ spills into Yough River when tractor-trailer flips over by WPXI, Aug 23, 2019 ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Nearly 4,800 gallons of an unknown substance spilled into the Yough River after a tractor-trailer overturned. Emergency crews … Continue reading
Frac Fraud on the Rise: Sixth man admits role in altering emission control devices on trucks used in Marcellus Shale gas fields
Sixth man admits role in altering emission control devices on trucks used in Marcellus Shale gas fields by John Beauge, Aug 21, 2019, Pennlive WILLIAMSPORT – An inventory and logistics analyst has become the sixth individual to admit participating in … Continue reading
Lancashire frac’ing: 1.6M earthquake stops Cuadrilla’s work “This is a serious issue and we know that seismic activity at similar levels deformed the well bore at Preese Hall, which Cuadrilla failed to report to the relevant authorities for six months.”
A little frac quake refresher: B.C. ‘enhances’ earthquake monitoring at oil & gas wells after last year’s fracking shake, 4.6M quake last year largest on record in B.C.; 4.8M on day of Ernst vs AER hearing at Supreme Court of … Continue reading
Ewing’s sarcoma takes another child in a frac field: “It’s the price you pay for deep love. It hurts.” Randy Stephen’s last wishes are being fulfilled: that his family help other families going through battles with childhood cancer.
Randy’s Last Wishes Are Being Fulfilled by Heather Ziegler, August 11, 2019, The Intelligencer, Wheeling News-Register Grief ought to be a four-letter word. It’s just as obscene as any curse word. Ask any parent who has lost a child, especially … Continue reading
Quintana Energy Services Inc., oil field services company (went public in Feb 2018) cuts over 130 jobs, assets, C-level position to reduce costs; many companies dealing with “shifting investor expectations” and “crushing” debt
Houston-based oil field services co. cuts C-level position, jobs, assets to reduce costs by Olivia Pulsinelli, Houston Business Journal, Aug 20, 2019 Houston-based Quintana Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: QES), an oil field services company that went public in February 2018, is making … Continue reading
Victoria state Court of Appeal in 2-1 ruling rejected Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of unanimous jury verdict finding him guilty of sexually abusing children
Australian court upholds sex abuse convictions of Cardinal George Pell, Pell is most senior Catholic to have been found guilty of sexually abusing children by The Associated Press with files from Reuters, Aug 20, 2019, CBC News An Australian court … Continue reading
Frac jobs keep getting frac’d: CNX lays off about 50 workers, “This is part of our normal course as we’re always looking…to get better.”
Frac jobs getting frac’d Where did all those promises of endless frac riches & jobs go? Two of Canada’s biggest frac companies report double-digit percentage revenue declines: Calgary-based Trican (36 per cent fall) and Calfrac (21 per cent fall) CNX … Continue reading
California regulators still allowing industry to inject toxic oilfield waste into drinking water aquifers, violating Safe Drinking Water Act; Companies will sue if ordered to stop. Alberta regulators break the law too, letting industry frac into drinking water aquifers, AER’s law violations even enabled by Canada’s top court
Compare to: EUB/ERCB/AER: ‘Men Without Chests,’ ‘No Plan, No Policy, No Heart’ Encana frac’d about 200 gas wells into fresh water zones at Rosebud (before April 2006), of which about 60 were more shallow than 200 metres bgs, including intentionally into the community’s drinking … Continue reading
California: Chevron’s steam injection disaster, oil & wastewater gushing to surface grows more than 500,000 gallons to 1.3 million gallons. “Permits in these legacy oil fields are often given with a wink and a nod.”
The Chevron Frac Guarantee: Our well won’t explode…or your pizza is free! California now says 2,500 wells dumping frac waste into protected aquifers, up from 532 in February. Regulators order oil drillers including Chevron Corp. and Linn Energy LLC to … Continue reading
Bonterra Energy Corp pipeline spills 40,000 litres (~250 barrels) oil into Washout Creek, which flows into North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton’s drinking water supply
40,000-litre crude oil spill being cleaned up by Drayton Valley by Edmonton CTV News, August 18, 2019 Snap below from AER’s compliance dashboard: Pipeline rupture sends 40,000 litres of oil into Alberta creek by The Canadian Press, Aug 18, 2019, … Continue reading
“Justice” system loves a good cover-up? Parents of Rocky View public school district student strangled by non-breakaway lanyard (donated by a corporation), settle lawsuit, keep dollar amount secret. Media seeks gag opened; Alberta court slams the door shut to ensure others filing lawsuits settle ‘n gag too, knowingly keeping the public (and our children) in harms away.
Refer first to: Confidentiality Agreements, The Problem: Confidentiality agreements in lawsuit settlements can be harmful, even deadly, to the public The prevalence of confidentiality or secrecy agreements is perhaps one of the least discussed and most fundamental problems with our … Continue reading
Alberta academia was frac’d years ago. UCP government’s university appointments draw cronyism accusations
A small example of oil-patch-$$$$$$$-tainted Alberta academia (after these posts, Ernst no longer had time to diligently find & follow the bribes): Cenovus, Syncrude and Suncor and other oil and gas companies “helping draft” curriculum for students from kindergarten to … Continue reading
Texas & Oklahoma: Deregulating to redefine toxic frac waste water as “industrial water” so as to let the oil and gas industry increase profits and dump their toxic waste into waterways?
Refer first to: The Most Horrific Frac Deregulation Yet? EPA’s proposed “protective regulation” to allow dramatically higher levels of radioactivity in drinking water “What will they do with all the frac waste?” people asked Ernst on her speaking tours.”They will … Continue reading
4.1M earthquake hits near Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, “rattling homes.” Power out for Esterhazy, Whitewood, Moosomin, Rockanville, Wapella, Tantallon for 2.5 hours. “My mother’s rocking chair started rocking.” Children screamed and cried, “It was scary.” Earthquakes Canada reports it “lightly felt.” Numerous new “undefined” directional wells drilled in area.
Numerous “undefined” directional wells (licenced July 30, 2018) were recently drilled in the area of the 4.1M earthquake. Refer to the yellow dots in the follow maps: Catastrophic Failures of Underground Evaporite Mines by Jeff Whyatt, Mining Engineer, Floyd Varley, … Continue reading
Is this why Paramount bought Apache Corp’s Fox Creek assets? Koch Industries sells its tarsands properties to Paramount. Paramount/Trilogy next to declare bankruptcy, walk from clean up, with AER’s blessings?
Watch to understand what Paramount bought from Apache at Fox Creek, 16 Min. well spent: Broken Sprocket in the Fox Creek Hub? Alberta’s “Ignorant and Brute Force” Frack Experiments Koch Industries sells its oil-sands properties to Paramount by Jeffrey Jones, … Continue reading
New study: Frac’ing in U.S. & Canada linked to worldwide atmospheric methane spike. “This recent increase in methane is massive,” Howarth said. “It’s globally significant.”
Ideas and perspectives: is shale gas a major driver of recent increase in global atmospheric methane? by Robert W. Howarth, Dept Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA Received: 10 Apr 2019 – Discussion started: 23 Apr 2019 … Continue reading
“Unconscionably Unjust!” “Beyond the Pale!” Legal gag at it’s most vile: Protecting known multimillionaire pedophile Epstein and entire network, aided & abetted by? Lawyers! “Non-prosecution deal” gave Epstein and his pedophile ring immunity from all federal charges. How many churches & law societies? Will lawyers & judges hammer out another humdinger of a gag to make sure the world never finds out?
Jeffrey Epstein’s death: 4 unanswered questions, From the sex trafficking investigation to victims’ compensation, the story is far from over by Steven D’Souza with files from Associated Press, August 13, 2019, CBC News Jeffrey Epstein’s death may close the book … Continue reading
In “clean” Canada you say? Teck’s new profit-sucking, “let it dry,” wait for rain – lots of it, dust suppression toxic waste dumping technique?
Acid spills in Trail, B.C., began years earlier than first believed, FOI documents reveal, 700 vehicles believed to have been written off because of acid damage by Bob Keating, August 6, 2019, CBC News Freedom of Information documents reveal sulphuric … Continue reading
Nasty! Canadian courts describing “individuals as exhibiting ‘vexatious-style’ behavior without formally designating them as a vexatious litigant.” Is that how Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella gets away with ruling AER found Ernst to be “vexatious litigant” when evidence proves AER found Ernst to be a “criminal,” 7 years later, a terrorist – all without charges, evidence, trial or due process? With AG Jody Wilson-Raybould saying & doing nothing about Canada’s top judicial farce?
Labels given to Ernst by authorities/NGOs since she began speaking out about Encana’s, AER’s and Alberta Environment’s contaminated water cover-up and law violations: That “crazy lady” at Rosebud (by Encana’s licenced land agents, media, politicians and the regulators); Judged a … Continue reading
Abuse of Faith, 20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms; ‘Awful, awful trauma’ – Southern Baptist church members, leaders react to sexual abuse findings
Survivors of clergy sex abuse said Monday that the cover-ups were “just as bad, if not worse” than the crimes themselves, as the Vatican prepares for a conference on sex abuse. Watch clip at link Abuse of Faith, 20 years, … Continue reading
All the world’s not a stage, it’s a pedophile ring! Is Rod MacLeod’s ungagged legal victory against basilian pedophile priest why catholic/extreme right white lawyers took over Ontario’s law society a year later? To keep vatican’s Pedophile Ring & “Silent Shuffle” busy? Jury was blunt: “Put children in harm’s way – grossly negligent. … Betrayal of trust with the community.” Meanwhile in Australia, the ultimate court-ordered gag order betrays the public’s trust
When will AER be punished for its relentless, Charter-violating abuses to Albertans harmed by the oil and gas industry, and worse, for AER teaching their abusive techniques to regulators globally? How a sexual assault victim’s lawsuit set a precedent that … Continue reading
Lancashire UK: More frac failures plague Cuadrilla, company tries but fails to seal the well and caused 57 earthquakes. How much methane is migrating into aquifers and homes? “We have little confidence in Cuadrilla’s technical abilities….”
A bunch of fracking failures by Peter Lazenby, August 11, 2019, Morning Star CONTROVERSIAL fracking operations at a site in Lancashire have been hit by another technical problem — the latest in a series of failures to safely and successfully … Continue reading
New video by Will Koop, with extraordinary drone footage! Broken Sprocket in the Fox Creek Hub? Alberta’s “Ignorant and Brute Force” Frack Experiments
15:51 Min. Play at 0.75 speed if more time needed to read the volumes of information researched by Mr. Koop and added to some slides in the clip. Intro in French by Johanne Dion on her FB page posting of … Continue reading
“Klippenstein, admittedly, ‘would not be the person’ he is ‘without freedom of thought and expression,’ so where’s his outrage at the legal suppressing of those freedoms – aka gag orders? And who would he be then, with his mouth legally taped shut?” Comment to Andrew Nikiforuk’s article in The Tyee on Klippenstein & Wanless quitting
Is a client’s right to freedom of thought and expression (eg posting articles, comments about a legal system inaccessible for nearly all civil Canadians, bad behaviour by judges and lawyers, etc) a valid reason for lawyers to quit a lawsuit? … Continue reading
“Law Society of Ontario taken over by ‘right-wing, fundamentalist religious zealots?'” Do white privileged people think loading up on religious self-righteousness will hide the law society’s pedophilia? It’s not working.
Despicable! Law Society of Ontario *knowingly* licences convicted pedophiles, knowingly gives pedophiles protected easy access to children Sept 11, 2019: Law Society of Ontario to resume human decency/inclusion (Statement of Principles, SOP) vs white supremacy (StopSOP) debate and hold ‘extraordinary … Continue reading
Pollution could be damaging your brain, even leading to dementia but Health Canada still not making public their 2012 damning report admitting significant health hazards and risks to groundwater and air caused by frac’ing!
Why was a 2012 Health Canada Report, admitting significant health hazards and risks to groundwater and air from hydraulic fracturing, kept from the public? Why is the federal government keeping this important and damning report from the air breathing public? … Continue reading
Pennsylvania regulator allowing radioactive frac waste discharged into rivers as landfill leachate, Impacting Chesapeake Bay & Ohio River Watersheds
Pennsylvania is Discharging Radioactive Fracking Waste Into Rivers As Landfill Leachate, Impacting The Chesapeake Bay & Ohio River Watersheds by Joshua B. Pribanic and Talia Wiener, August 7, 2019, Public Herald Project: Smoking Gun | Podcast: newsCOUP … But what … Continue reading
PA: More Drilling May Jeopardize Drinking Water for 130,000; CNX had a “catastrophic loss of containment” forced dangerously high-pressured gas into 9 shallow wells and propelled methane, other gases into private water wells.
More Drilling May Jeopardize Drinking Water for 130,000 by Jena Shaffer on Aug 5, 2019, mtwatershed.com Since 2011, 52 wells have been drilled by CNX Resources Corporation, CONSOL’s gas division, within the immediate vicinity to Beaver Run Reservoir, the drinking water source … Continue reading
Watch your money Argentina! Frackers have spilled billions of dollars in red ink. Fracked oil & natural gas have been financial disasters. “Cash flows from fracking-focused oil and gas companies across the US have been negative for decades — even when oil and gas prices were higher than they are now.”
Stranded shale assets send a warning to Argentina and others by Kathy Hipple, New York, NY, US, August 7, 2019, Financial Times Your article on Argentina and shale gas (August 7) rests on a faulty premise. The shale revolution is … Continue reading
400,000 gallons frac sand mine sludge spews into Class II trout stream in Wisconsin; Regulator knee high boots caked in yellowish muck, waits 3 days to take samples. Intentional waste management via dumping?
Frac Sand Sentinel #288 8-9-2019 “The delay in spill reporting by WP and the delay in water testing by DNR create questions that need answering. Both of these delays are completely inappropriate and presumably contrary to law. The pump capacity was 1500 … Continue reading
Law Society of Ontario a Pedophile Ring? Racism, misogyny *and* enabling sexual abuse of children? Ottawa lawyer, John David Coon, in custody for sex crimes against four-year old daughter of one of his clients. Law Society documents reveal they gave Coon licence to practise law despite knowing of his prior criminal conviction for sexually assaulting another child.
It gets more vile and demented. There’s another known convicted child sex offender the law society gave licence to: 2017: Once-imprisoned lawyer (for child pornography), Ronald Davidovic, one step closer to getting his licence to practise law in Ontario, Law … Continue reading
Permian fracking activity sets new records with fewer people by Jordan Blum, Aug. 7, 2019, Houston Chronicle More Permian Basin wells are being hydraulically fractured and completed than ever before, and the work is being done with far fewer workers … Continue reading
New laws could pump billions of dollars into Permian Basin’s rapidly growing water recycling industry by Sergio Chapa, Aug. 2, 2019, Houston Chronicle Whether by pipeline tanker, truck or hose, more water is moving around the arid Permian Basin than … Continue reading
“The research is in: Stop fracking ASAP.” And, stop asking for regulations, responsible energy development, more study and fake, industry-controlled reviews. Asking for such enables more abuses. Time to say, “No, we are opposed!”
A July 28, 2019 email from Ernst to industry harmed Albertans asking for responsible energy development: Good morning Gentlemen, It appears you are not understanding how successfully synergy brainwashes people into running around in circles creating group after group after … Continue reading