Author Archives: Jessica Ernst

Frac’ing busts air, water, land, caprock, communities, families, and Pennsylvania school district finances; Despite promises of frac prosperity, many school districts continue to struggle financially, a struggle that appears worsened by frac’ing.

Fracking has led to a ‘bust’ for Pennsylvania school district finances by Matthew Gardner Kelly and Kai A. Schafft, Feb 1, 2020, Pennsylvania Capital-Staremail hidden; JavaScript is required … Several Democratic presidential candidates have called for new limitations on the practice because … Continue reading

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Why the Guardian will no longer accept fossil fuel advertising. Bravo! Brava!

The human species is incredibly creative and intelligent, when it wants to be. There is no need to fear the demise of fossil fuels, not even for the jobs the companies promise but have become too greedy to maintain, not … Continue reading

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Ovintiv/Encana, Chevron, Exxon et al deeply deserve this! CNBC’s Jim Cramer: “I’m done with fossil fuels … they’re just done. We’re starting to see divestment all over the world. … It’s going to be a parade that says, ‘Look, these are tobacco and we’re not going to own them.’ … Younger people don’t want to own them. The dividends are great…but you can tell that the world’s turned on them. It’s actually happening really quickly.”

2012 11 28: Power of Attorney Calgary managing partner for Osler Hoskin Harcourt, Maureen Killoran, lawyer representing Encana in the Ernst vs Encana lawsuit: And, to be perfectly frank, when you do energy law, as I do, or corporate litigation, you’re … Continue reading

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2020 02 13: West Central Stakeholders: Alberta Synergy abuse by regulators, Farmers’ Advocate & CAPP (industry) continues: “An Afternoon on Reclamation. ‘What Can I Expect?'” Lots of shit, lies, promises and propaganda with bribes to get you there

Posted in Global Frac News | Comments Off on 2020 02 13: West Central Stakeholders: Alberta Synergy abuse by regulators, Farmers’ Advocate & CAPP (industry) continues: “An Afternoon on Reclamation. ‘What Can I Expect?'” Lots of shit, lies, promises and propaganda with bribes to get you there

US Senator Bernie Sanders introduces bill to ban frac’ing

Sanders introduces bill to ban fracking by Rachel Frazin, Jan 30, 2020, The Hill Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) this week introduced a bill that aims to ban hydraulic fracking.  The bill was introduced on Tuesday and is titled “a bill to ban the … Continue reading

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Here’s how synergy spin by CAPE is used: Get media to wrongly define hydraulic fracturing to keep industry happy & frac’ing, just like Sierra Club and Council of Canadians do. Straight reports: “Canadian doctors link” frac’d gas to health harms, but not one doctor wrote the report; the lead author is not even part of the doctors’ association

A PR policy synergy person, not even part of CAPE, was lead author. Canadian doctors did not link frac’ing to these health harms, others did. Their report is a review, an industry-enabling significantly incomplete review of health and environmental harms … Continue reading

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How low can a Minister of “justice” go and how thick grows rot in lawfirms?

Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer failed to disclose donation from inquiry commissioner Personal emails show Steve Allan helped finance Schweitzer campaign event by Charles Rusnell, Jennie Russell, CBC News, Jan 29, 2020 Alberta’s chief electoral officer will review an undisclosed donation to … Continue reading

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Poor Encana Investors: “Shares are in the ‘penalty box.'” Newly name-changed, Bull-in-the-China-Shop Ovintiv started trading in US with new symbol OVV, shares drop (another) 9% over two days.

Why Encana Corp. Is Just a Big Disappointment; Stock price tanked 80% in the last 10 years “Canada” becoming a dirty word or has “Encana” been a dirty word for years? Name change to Ovintiv brings investors 9.3% drop, biggest … Continue reading

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Synergy Strikes Again! CAPE releases new report on frac’ing with great comment by Executive Director, lawyer Robin Edger: “Fracking threatens our health…. The only responsible step for government is to ban it outright.” But, his quote is not included in the report, which is drek (“peer” review by Encana-AER-OGC enabler Pembina Institute).

Shame on CAPE! CAPE = Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment Ronald Macfarlane, lead author of the report, is not a medical doctor (nor it appears is his co-author), and not part of CAPE. Nowhere on CAPE is it … Continue reading

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Texas, Burleson County: Chesapeake Energy Corp Contractor killed,three people severely burned after oil rig explosion. Will there ever be mercy for oil and gas industry workers and their families? For the killed, burned, blown up, steamed to death, fumed to death, dying tortuously by exposure to toxic secret chemicals and or radioactivity, suffering hideous cancers?

News clip at link: Contractor dies, 3 others injured following oil well blowout in Burleson County by Rusty Surette, Michael Oder, and Karla Castillo, Jan 29, 2020, KBTX DEANVILLE, Tex. (KBTX) – One contractor has died and three others have … Continue reading

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Condolences from Alberta to PA. Erica Tarr: “I can’t bathe my daughter, wash my hands or do a load of laundry, it’s like living in constant crisis. … Living without water for so long is a nightmare. It’s like we’ve been thrown to the wolves…. We can’t keep living like this.” Rosemary Fuller: “I feel so unsure about the present and the future that I just want rid of my home.”

Brothers in Arms by Marc Knopfler These mist covered mountainsAre a home now for meBut my home is the lowlandsAnd always will beSomeday you’ll return toYour valleys and your farmsAnd you’ll no longer burn to beBrothers in armsThrough these fields of … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News | Comments Off on Condolences from Alberta to PA. Erica Tarr: “I can’t bathe my daughter, wash my hands or do a load of laundry, it’s like living in constant crisis. … Living without water for so long is a nightmare. It’s like we’ve been thrown to the wolves…. We can’t keep living like this.” Rosemary Fuller: “I feel so unsure about the present and the future that I just want rid of my home.”

Frac’in’ farce ‘n shit show! AER tells landowners (ripped off by oil and gas companies) to reach out to Alberta Surface Rights Board and the gov’t even though AER knows full well that ASRB and Kenney/UCP only further harm Albertans harmed by oil and gas, and never come to our aid.

Is Action Surface Rights Association smoozing it up with AER again? Just another romantic dance between AER and the synergy group to prop up the corrupt AER, enabled by the War Room & Canadian Press? 2020 01 24: “Holy fracking … Continue reading

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Oil & gas industry frac chemical or waste water mix up? As done to Ponoka landowner, Ann Craft? Water cut off for Janvier & Chipewyan Prairie First Nation after chemical “transfer” into water plant. “Emergency services’ Dangerous Goods personnel and equipment” on site. That’s some toxic mix-up.

Two days after this post (Jan 26), the chemical is identified. Why wait so long? It’s sad that one cannot believe a word out of any authority in Alberta, not even in the dirty “justice” ministry. Northern Alberta hamlet evacuating … Continue reading

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“When judges don’t know the meaning of rape, there is little hope of justice” never mind that some (one is too many) are racist misogynistic bigoted troglodytes in society’s “Upside Down of Patriarchy.”

The Upside Down of Patriarchy by Dana Vitalosova, Sep 21, 2016, medium.com … And, how did patriarchy come into being? Lerner argues it started by the realization, that incest has weird consequences. To prevent close relatives having children, neighboring tribes … Continue reading

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“Holy fracking hell, what a shit show.” RCMP might arrest you if you heed this – even on leases with unpaid rent on your own land. RCMP unjustly and grossly work for oil & gas companies, not Canadians harmed by those companies. NEB (now CER), AER, ASRB, Kenney’s War Room and Witch Hunt also serve the companies violating our contracts, our rights, our health, our loved ones and homes, our air, land and water, not us.

I do not recommend what this Synergy Alberta group (Action Surface Rights Association) is urging. It smells like an AER (devil) idea, and I am shocked the media reported it. Does the media know they are directing farmers to break … Continue reading

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Terrible court ruling for families and the environment; Good news for frac’ers: Pa. Supreme Court Says Rule of Capture Applies to Fracking

It appears like 99% of North American judges are dirty when it comes to the oil and gas and frac industry. Are they worried about losing their pensions, savings and investments in frac’ing’s uneconomical, massive debt-laden deceptions, so they have … Continue reading

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How stupid can you get PA DEP? Withdraws record $8.9 Million fine in settlement exchange with Range Resources to fix the company’s drinking water and stream polluting, vegetation killing methane leaker, which of course, Range refuses to do.

Never mind DEP, Alberta’s filthy corrupt 100% industry-funded AER has not yet ordered Encana to repair the community drinking water aquifers the company illegally frac’d in 2004, contaminating many water wells with life-threatening concentrations of methane, and also with thermogenic … Continue reading

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Alberta’s multibillion-$ orphan well problem prompts AG probe but does he have the power, integrity, ethics, diligence and courage to dig deeply in, or will he just tickle dust on CAPP ‘n AER’s nose? Besides, AG is decades too late, the problem has been years in intentional making

From ASRG FB Page: Emmanuel Logos: Well, this story is most certainly causing a stir. Even in South Africa for some reason. Just got a call from a South African reporter wanting more information on the story. Says this story … Continue reading

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Alberta resident: “Didn’t think it could get any worse than ex-Alberta ‘Justice’ Minister Jonathan Denis but appears our new Minister operates believing the Criminal Code of Canada and Charter of Rights are subservient to the Book of Mormon.” Democracy Watch urges ethics commission to investigate Alberta Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer for clearly violating conflict-of-interest law. Authorities shattering the ball, as usual.

“Justice” Minister Schweitzer and the rest in Alberta’s sleazy “justice” department also need to be fully investigated for their part in passing the buck repeatedly to no one in regards to the department and Alberta judges knowingly jailing innocent Albertans … Continue reading

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Scrubbadubbadub! Happy Frac’ing Holidays! Two earthquakes west of Alberta’s Fox Creek Frac Hub: 4.0M on Dec 25; 4.1M on Dec 30. Like a coronavirus, it spreads. Earthquakes Canada already scrubbed the 4.1M; nothing reported in the media or by AER, again. Too busy farting in Post Media’s War Room.

Comment from an Albertan: I guess one could say they are washing their hands, coughing into a sleeve and stifling the “sneezing.” Alberta’s Fox Creek Frac Hub is shown by the endless blue blobs (earthquakes) spreading like a coronavirus. Yellow … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News | Comments Off on Scrubbadubbadub! Happy Frac’ing Holidays! Two earthquakes west of Alberta’s Fox Creek Frac Hub: 4.0M on Dec 25; 4.1M on Dec 30. Like a coronavirus, it spreads. Earthquakes Canada already scrubbed the 4.1M; nothing reported in the media or by AER, again. Too busy farting in Post Media’s War Room.

Poisoned water & corporate greed: Attorney Robert Bilott on his 20-year battle against Dupont that inspired the film Dark Waters. Imagine if Ernst had strong ethical courageous moral steadfast lawyers like Mr. Bilott instead of weak betrayers Murray Klippenstein & Cory Wanless.

Comment from a citizen in BC: Sounds like your experience. But, with caring lawyer.Not one candidate in last election knew of you or the madness of dissent you received from Supreme Cromwell and Rosa. [Or, perhaps they knew, but have … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Why Encana Corp. Is Just a Big Disappointment; Stock price tanked 80% in the last 10 years

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

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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. Why no charges against Encana, now Ovintiv, for its illegal sour gas venting near Rosebud and illegally operating a sour gas facility and wells as sweet?

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

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Greed greed greed: Another 600 jobs cut in Houston oil patch

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Kenney’s Energy War Room: “Cease Fire!”

Too funny! Too accurate! Too brilliant! Too perfect! Thank you, Mr. Mayes! Cease Fire Cartoon by Malcolm Mayes, Edmonton Journal, January 2020

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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

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Alberta senior to Jason Kenney: “Keep your criminal little fingers off my CPP pension!!”

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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MUST READ: “For the Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan peoples, justice has been denied. What else is new?”

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

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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

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