Author Archives: Jessica Ernst

AER enables Vesta’s rape of Red Deer River for frac’ing, allows withdrawal of “half a cubic metre of water per second” assaulting residents with 80 decibels “deafening noise” day & night, diesel & light pollution, forcing pilot to sleep in hotel instead of his own home. Appears Vesta is boiling the river for access; thanks to AER, when you catch fish in Alberta now, it’s pre-cooked.

Encana (name-changed to Ovintiv after running away to the USA, but still frac’ing and harming Canadians) was required to obtain licence under The Water Act to divert fresh water from gas wells Encana frac’d into fresh water zones around Rosebud, … Continue reading

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“Bitter denial of justice” is the Canadian Way when it comes to corporate polluters but: Dear Shannon, Québec, Please, keep going! Keep going! Environmental wins in Canada are rare, often tiny, usually insulting to the harmed, but you’ve been treated better by the courts than I have and your lawyers didn’t quit like my lawyers, Murray Klippenstein & Cory Wanless, did.

Dear Shannon, Québec, I am very sorry your drinking water was contaminated too, and that people in your community became ill, with the courts, regulators and government – so far – failing to do what needs to be done to … Continue reading

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Brilliant mural by AJA Louden on “Crooked Cuttin’ Kenney.” Alberta UCP (“United Clown Posse”) & KKKenney Economics 101: Steal from the poor to fatten the already fat rich polluters

Comment to the article below by Grant V Bablitz: Graphic artists could do quite well drawing cartoons of our Alberta Government and Chrystia Freeland. Jason Kenney is a ruthless mafia Donsky who came to Alberta with envelopes full of cash, … Continue reading

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Protesting is not complaining, it is not sending out negative messages. ‘Pro’ means ‘for,’ ‘in favour of.’ ‘Test’ means, ‘to speak,’ as in testify and testimony. ‘Protest’ means ‘to speak for’ and is a positive endeavor.

The media, politicians, regulators, industry, and industry-controlled (fascist) think tanks and propagandists like KKKenney and his War Room staff like to portray protesters and those speaking out as extreme fringe whiners and job-less, foreign-funded malcontents. “The truth is that those … Continue reading

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RCMP pensions invested in TC Energy (Coastal GasLink P/L)! Canada’s judges’ pensions in frac’d fossil fuels too, including in Ovintiv-Encana? Is that why judges hand out injunctions to the law violators? “There is a definite conflict of interest.”

Pension Pirates on a tear in Alberta! Where’s the RCMP? Too busy protecting their own asses and money while nastily TRESPASSING ON THE MANY HARMED BY OIL & GAS! Does it get any more terrifying than this? Encana dumping frac … Continue reading

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BOE Report: Fracking with Jello: Family Propaganda Day at SAIT. Education Alberta style.

Comment from an Alberta prof: Hi Jessica. Very good identification of an initiative that demeans and degrades formal education and the human dignity of all Albertans. Comment from an Alberta rancher: Thanks for this, Jess. I wrote to SAIT, again, … Continue reading

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Pension Pirates on a tear in Alberta! Where’s the RCMP?

Kenney also said that while his government believes in free market solutions, it would look at ways to directly invest in the energy sector due to “existential threats.” He did not provide details. “We will, as a government, be assessing … Continue reading

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Why is LNG being pimped around the world to the tune of $Trillions as more and more investors & communities say no to frac’ing and fossil fuels? Calls into question motivations of gov’ts and companies–do they just want to assert power?

Jimmy Carter Put Solar Panels on His Farmland and They’re Now Powering Half of His Georgia Hometown, Where the former president used to grow crops, 3,852 solar panels were put up to capture the Georgia sunlight, providing more than 50 … Continue reading

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Jason Kenney is so full of shit, it’s a wonder he doesn’t spend all his time in the toilet. Teck does only smart thing possible given the pathetic economics and investors globally rejecting fossil fuels; Withdraws Frontier Tarshit project. Excellent, now Teck can clean up its toxic pollution in BC and heed court orders against the company.

I don’t believe what Teck wrote in their letter withdrawing the project. I expect Teck knows there’s not an investment firm in the world that would have funded their tar mine, emissions/climate protection promises and unified Canada or not. I … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News | Comments Off on Jason Kenney is so full of shit, it’s a wonder he doesn’t spend all his time in the toilet. Teck does only smart thing possible given the pathetic economics and investors globally rejecting fossil fuels; Withdraws Frontier Tarshit project. Excellent, now Teck can clean up its toxic pollution in BC and heed court orders against the company.

OH RACIST CANADA: RCMP in Wet’suwet’en Nation call their rifles “Reconciliation Sticks.” BC tells victims of violent corporate heavily armed sniper invasion and arrests to sit and chat with their abusers! That’s more abuse! Karla Tait, Unist’ot’en Member: “Had the province intervened to confirm the reports’ [COASTAL GASLINK’S] shortcomings, they could have prevented the [RCMP’s] injunction enforcement, sparing us the violent removal from our lands and sparing the country the subsequent economic pressures of solidarity actions.”

Some excellent comments to The Tyee article: pwlg The RCMP have been overheard in the Wet’suwet’en Nation calling their rifles “Reconciliation Sticks”. This was reported on the CBC Vancouver Island morning radio program February 21, 2020. pwlg Forced to discuss … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News | Comments Off on OH RACIST CANADA: RCMP in Wet’suwet’en Nation call their rifles “Reconciliation Sticks.” BC tells victims of violent corporate heavily armed sniper invasion and arrests to sit and chat with their abusers! That’s more abuse! Karla Tait, Unist’ot’en Member: “Had the province intervened to confirm the reports’ [COASTAL GASLINK’S] shortcomings, they could have prevented the [RCMP’s] injunction enforcement, sparing us the violent removal from our lands and sparing the country the subsequent economic pressures of solidarity actions.”

JP Morgan leaked report has dire warnings for human race. Then, quit giving the fossil fuel sector so much money! JP Morgan was one of 33 financial institutions that gave estimated total of $1.9tn to fossil fuel sector between 2016 and 2018

Noteworthy: The earth is on an unsustainable trajectory; something must change for humans to survive. Individual actions are not enough, we need government action. Fossil fuel funders aren’t looking at the man in the mirror. World’s Biggest Fossil Fuel Funder … Continue reading

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“This is totally wild.” Coastal GasLink’s final Technical Data Report for their pipeline being rammed through Wet’suwet’en territory rejected by B.C. Environmental Assessment Office due to omission of significant economic, environmental, social and health impacts. Where cumulative impacts evaluated? What will Trudeau, Horgan, Scheer, Kenney, CGL and RCMP do now? Apologize on their knees? Kanenhariyo Seth LaFort: “When you ask for the rule of law, then you have to follow it yourself. You cannot remove people from their own lands at the end of a gun. A crime has been committed, and the RCMP are the criminals.”

OH RACIST ABUSIVE CANADA: RCMP in Wet’suwet’en Nation call their rifles “Reconciliation Sticks.” Sean Carleton@SeanCarletonBREAKING: “Coastal GasLink’s final Technical Data Report for the pipeline they plan to build through Wet’suwet’en territory has now been rejected by the B.C. Environmental Assessment … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News | Comments Off on “This is totally wild.” Coastal GasLink’s final Technical Data Report for their pipeline being rammed through Wet’suwet’en territory rejected by B.C. Environmental Assessment Office due to omission of significant economic, environmental, social and health impacts. Where cumulative impacts evaluated? What will Trudeau, Horgan, Scheer, Kenney, CGL and RCMP do now? Apologize on their knees? Kanenhariyo Seth LaFort: “When you ask for the rule of law, then you have to follow it yourself. You cannot remove people from their own lands at the end of a gun. A crime has been committed, and the RCMP are the criminals.”

Legal scholar Joshua Sealy-Harrington “totally eviscerates” Murray Klippenstein’s arguments. It revolts me that my public interest lawsuit is being destroyed by Klippenstein pissing on Law Society Rule 2.09 to enable racism. After abruptly quitting my lawsuit more than 500 days ago, he *still* has not sent me my case files. What tune would Klippenstein sing if all the bias/prejudice was directed at Mennonite lawyers?

Comment by an Alberta: ABlawg: Klippenstein gets his professional ass handed back to him Comment to Sealy-Harrington’s brilliant piece by a citizen in BC: Holy complete rebuttals, Batman! This piece by Joshua Sealy-Harrington totally eviscerates Murray’s lame arguments. One of … Continue reading

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Terrorism by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) against Land & Water Protectors in 2013 in New Brunswick, in 2020 in BC, and at Ernst’s home in Alberta in 2009. “The people who filed the complaint in 2013 have yet to see the report…a seven-year delay in justice is unacceptable.” Ridiculous delays, including by our courts, are common in No Rule of Law Canada.

Report finds stops, searches of protesters ‘unlawful’: “Watchdog, The report that has been completed is absolutely explosive,” Grand Chief Stewart Phillip said at a news conference in Vancouver by The Canadian Press, Feb 20, 2020, Vancouver Sun VANCOUVER — A … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News | Comments Off on Terrorism by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) against Land & Water Protectors in 2013 in New Brunswick, in 2020 in BC, and at Ernst’s home in Alberta in 2009. “The people who filed the complaint in 2013 have yet to see the report…a seven-year delay in justice is unacceptable.” Ridiculous delays, including by our courts, are common in No Rule of Law Canada.

Down down down goes LNG!~ It “looks to be a damp squib.” In Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico, gas “prices have slid below zero…that means producers are paying others to take their supply.”

Dictionary reports that a squib is a small firecracker. Bye Bye Canadian LNG? Bye Bye Need for Site C? China introduces new incentives for domestic production of tight and shale gas and CBM Nikiforuk writes his most powerful: Wet’suwet’en Raids: … Continue reading

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Diana Daunheimer: “It’s clear, the UCP doesn’t give two cents about public health, environmental protection, liability management, property rights, industrial compliance, sustainable water management or emissions mitigation. The UCP are petrol molls, simple as that.”

Excellent comments to the CBC article below, notably those by Diana Daunheimer: JR follow to John Rock First place to cut should have been the useless war room. Total waist of $30 MILLION $ Craig Macneil The conservatives will never wake … Continue reading

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USA oil & gas produced 1.02 trillion gallons wastewater in 2017 (2.8 billion gallons daily). “The fluid can be several times saltier than ocean water, and it can also be contaminated with drilling chemicals, minerals and radioactive material…. About 1% was reused…as drilling fluid or frack fluid.”

How much in Canada? How much in Alberta? Perhaps Kenney/CAPP’s War Room will dig into it. Wastewater levels rise 15% as storage space runs out by Mike Soraghan, E&E News, February 18, 2020 The amount of wastewater created by oil … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News | Comments Off on USA oil & gas produced 1.02 trillion gallons wastewater in 2017 (2.8 billion gallons daily). “The fluid can be several times saltier than ocean water, and it can also be contaminated with drilling chemicals, minerals and radioactive material…. About 1% was reused…as drilling fluid or frack fluid.”

What does frac’ing do best? Polluting us while going bankrupt: “Staggering” $86Billion in debt maturities coming due. Investors now have “risk aversion” to the sector.

Bankruptcy risks rise for US shale, Credit crunch looms for producers as ‘staggering’ amount of debt nears maturity by Derek Brower, Feb 19, 2020, Financial Times Bankruptcy risks in the US shale sector are rising, with weak oil prices and … Continue reading

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To enable profit-raping & pollution by the oil & gas industry, Canada’s politicians pimp the rule of law, while they, industry, the rich, our courts and regulators piss on it, us, our rights, our families and communities.

Nikiforuk writes his most powerful: Wet’suwet’en Raids: Canada Chooses Colonialism Again, A future of reconciliation is now squandered along with our billions propping up LNG. Stop using the ‘rule of law’ as a weapon against Indigenous peoples by Corey Shefman, … Continue reading

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Fracking is dangerous to our health, has ruined the lives of many. Workers “developed cancer, sores and skin lesions, chronic headaches and nausea, numbness in fingertips and face, and ‘joint pain like fire.'”

Fracking is dangerous to our health [letter] by Stephen Olin, Lancaster Township, February 19, 2020, Lancaster Online Anyone who’s seen “Gasland” or “Gasland Part II” (available on YouTube, Netflix, Amazon or PBS) knows about the health and environmental risks of … Continue reading

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“The train-wreck industry, a vital component of the Canadian economy….” CN execs demand federal gov’t take immediate action against protesters so it can resume derailing tankers and spilling oil on unceded Indigenous lands; Meanwhile, another CN derailment in Ontario, 5 of 30 cars derailed leaking crude oil, evacuations, school closed.

After second crude oil derailment near Guernsey SK (first spilled 1.5 Million litres; second 1.2 1.6 Million litres), Canadian gov’t orders trains carrying dangerous goods to slow down, but only for 30 days, maybe less (’til the toxic frac fumes … Continue reading

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Another new study unravels oil & gas industry lies: Levels of fossil methane naturally released are about 10 times lower than previously reported while man-made are 25-40% higher! Benjamin Hmiel: “We’ve identified a gigantic discrepancy.”

How is Jason Kenney’s propaganda war room going to spin this one? How much of Encana (now Ovintiv)’s frac’d methane is leaking via contaminated water wells in my community? How much in other communities in North America? The study. Diana … Continue reading

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Rule of Law Kaput in Canada? It is in Alberta & BC. David Climenhaga: “Indigenous Canadians have been lied to, betrayed and abused so many times their forbearance and patience with those of us of immigrant stock is truly remarkable.”

Tweet by Mathew Schmaltz: “I grew up rich. My parents cheated on their taxes. I smoked weed in front of cops; Ain’t nobody getting ‘rule of law’-ed in 1% land. So when the CPC advocate for ‘Rule of Law’ for … Continue reading

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Stinky, Sleazy & Creepy: Kenney’s war room records office is Calgary law firm Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP. Danny Yeoman: “War room is a GIANT WASTE OF MONEY…we’re having to lay off thousands of people to pay for it.”

CEC (aka War Room) Records address: 525 8 Ave SW #2400, Calgary, AB T2P 1G1 Phone: (403) 260-0100 Andrew Lundell [Comment to the article below in Edmonton Journal] The saddest most unforgivable thing in this whole embarrassing episode is that it … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail on Kenney’s flop of a war room: “The centre is not salvageable. It should be closed.” Great solution but CAPP will never allow it.

CAPP = Lying propagandizing Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers A few of the comments: CognitiveDisonnance Such an interesting and unfortunately hilarious parallel between the neocon governments of Alberta and Ontario who both have at the helm stupid men who took … Continue reading

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Canada’s Corrupt Cops Invade Wet’suwet’en: RCMP & snipers drunk on abusing power; Video captures officer pointing gun at unarmed Denzel Sutherland-Wilson and Anne Spice (RCMP stupidly deny it). Julie Ali: “Absolutely disgusting. Stop threatening them.”

Canadians support Wet’suwet’en and chant: “When justice fails, block the rails.” Child-sex tourism continues to rise in Canada and abroad: two year study. “In Canada, indigenous women and children are especially vulnerable and are often moved around to be exploited … Continue reading

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Frac’ers’ Rule of Law? Oregon: Chemical Waste Management illegally dumped 2.5 million pounds radioactive frac waste from North Dakota company, Goodnight Midstream. Lucky law violators get no fine!

2.5M Pounds Of Radioactive Waste Illegally Dumped In Oregon Landfill by Monica Samayoa, Follow OPB, Feb. 14, 2020, Oregon Public Broadcasting The Oregon Department of Energy has issued a notice of violation to a hazardous waste facility for accepting more … Continue reading

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Tyendinaga Mohawk Kanenhariyo (English name: Seth Lefort) to MP Marc Miller: “You had an illegal judge make an illegal injunction. … And had the RMCP, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, militarized police, that are underneath the jurisdiction of the Crown, enter those territories with helicopters and AR-15s [assault rifles] on peaceful people living in their own territory and removed from their own territory.”

Inside the meeting between Mohawks and Canada’s Indigenous services minister, Marc Miller asked Mohawks to temporarily stop demonstrations in Ontario and let trains through by Jorge Barrera, CBC News, Feb 16, 2020 Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller asked the Mohawks … Continue reading

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: Rich polluting countries need to end “perverse” fossil fuel subsidies.

UN’s Guterres calls for ‘transformational change’ on climate by AFP, Feb 16, 2020 Governments must deliver decisive actions and “transformational change” to combat global warming, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday, blasting a recent climate summit in Madrid. The so-called … Continue reading

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Pissing on Reconciliation, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney calls First Nations “Fringe Groups” and spews rule of law while he remains under investigation for breaking it. Law Prof Heidi Matthews: “‘Rule of law’ is a conservative talking point.”

Canadians of all colours are rising strong, saying “NO!” just like the (mostly white people) of Lethbridge did but Kenney didn’t call them a fringe group. Lawyer Corey Shefman@coreyshefman, Feb 13, 2020:Remember when “the rule of law” prohibited First Nations from hiring a … Continue reading

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No asbestos in drilling mud industry promises us. Then why so many lawsuits? “Asbestos drilling mud: When the mud is deadly.”

ASBESTOS DRILLING MUD LEGAL NEWS ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS copied February 14, 2020 from LawyersandSettlements.com STUDY: MORE THAN 10,000 AMERICANS KILLED BY ASBESTOS EVERY YEAR June 20, 2015. By Heidi Turner.Washington, DCAn analysis from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund … Continue reading

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Murray Sinclair defines the oil & gas industry’s most evil tool: Coastal Gaslink Pipeline Ltd.’s community-benefits agreements with elected Indigenous chiefs and councils are “Promise payment for silence” aka gag orders.

Think about Andrew Scheer’s horrid white supremacist statements in Parliament today, as you read these tweets first: JK@jkaldestad Replying to @PnPCBC and @AndrewScheerA white male, in a position of power, preaching privilege on matters related to Indigenous people. I can’t … Continue reading

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How many years and millions of dollars to cleanup Encana’s (now Ovintiv’s) illegal fracs of Rosebud drinking water aquifers? Why do city-dwellers in Alberta get hydrocarbon pollution cleanup ordered, but not rural-dwellers?

Discovered in 1984, cleanup of gas contamination at mall could take another 15 years by Bill Kaufmann, February 12, 2020, Calgary Herald Bankrupt Sears Canada and energy giant Suncor have been ordered to clean up hydrocarbon pollution seeping from a … Continue reading

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CAPP write this patronizing synergy crap? Did KKKenney’s War Room pay for it?

How demeaning to those sacrificing and suffering so much, courageously standing up for their lands, loved ones, rights and futures. Reconciliation comes in many forms, Chad Norman Day weighs in on pipeline conflict by Chad Norman Day, Jan. 23, 2020, … Continue reading

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New Study: Again, frac’ing linked to increased sexually transmitted disease

Nicholaus P. Johnson et al, A Multi-Region Analysis of Shale Drilling Activity and Rates of Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United States February 13, 2020 DOI: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001127, Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Shale drilling activity linked to increased sexually transmitted infections … Continue reading

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Down down down they go: Whiting Petroleum, one of the original Williston Basin Big Four, hit $2.54 today, down from 2014 high of $370

Shale Oil & Other People’s Money by Oily Stuff, February 12, 2020 The Little Rascals In honor of Whiting Petroleum, one of the original Big Four in the Williston Basin hitting $2.54 today, down from a high of $370 in … Continue reading

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Too Frac’ing Funny! David Climenhaga strips Jason KKKenny’s War Room naked; PS The New York Times is still standing.

How frac’ing stupid can the Alberta gov’t and it’s war room get? So perfect, I had to copy the entire piece, visuals and comments for backup in case Olson et al call in the RCMP to arrest & jail Mr. … Continue reading

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Ocasio-Cortez officially introduces bill to ban frac’ing across USA by 2025; prohibit it within 2,500 feet of homes and schools by Feb 2021; provide transition for working families in the industry. “Fracking is destroying our land and our water. It is wreaking havoc on our communities’ health.”

Ocasio-Cortez introduces national fracking ban by Justine Coleman, Feb 12, 2020, The Hill Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), along with Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.) officially introduced a national fracking ban in the House. The bill, announced at the end of last … Continue reading

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Legal Wow in Ireland: Plans to fast-track Shannon ‘fracked gas’ LNG terminal hits legal bump, Friends of the Irish Environment wins right to challenge inclusion of project on ‘rapid’ EU development list (entitles projects to “most rapid treatment legally possible” including “overriding public interest”).

Plans to fast-track Shannon ‘fracked gas’ terminal hit legal bump, Environmental group wins right to challenge inclusion of project on ‘rapid’ EU development list by Mary Carolan, Feb 13, 2020, Irish Times An environmental group has got permission from the … Continue reading

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Megan Brown: “This is how abuse of power works.”

Tweet by Lynn Coady: “An infuriating story about the boundless damage wreaked on girls when men in authority turn them into sexual prey. And the boundless efforts of institutions to protect those men and discredit victims.” University of Guelph says … Continue reading

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The Rule of Law: One for the rich and or ‘well connected’ (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) and another for the average ‘Joe’. Edmonton lawyer Shane Stevenson facing drunk driving causing death charges at centre of major lawsuit against him and Dentons Law Firm. Lawyers working drunk is common. How many judges work drunk? What’s the relationship between ordering gags (to cover-up crimes by the rich) and addiction?

Comment by Randy Kish to the Edmonton Journal article below: Yet another anecdotal story of one law for the rich and or ‘well connected’ (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) and another law for the average ‘Joe’. Edmonton lawyer facing drunk driving … Continue reading

Posted in Other Lawsuits | Comments Off on The Rule of Law: One for the rich and or ‘well connected’ (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) and another for the average ‘Joe’. Edmonton lawyer Shane Stevenson facing drunk driving causing death charges at centre of major lawsuit against him and Dentons Law Firm. Lawyers working drunk is common. How many judges work drunk? What’s the relationship between ordering gags (to cover-up crimes by the rich) and addiction?

Two sets of laws in Canada – Indigenous law and settler law. “That’s why BC Premier John Horgan’s appeals to ‘law and order’ are so off-base.”

Heartbreaking comment by N Donna Wise to the piece posted on Alberta Surface Rights Group Facebook Page [Since removed by ASRG. Why? Today, February 16, 2020, because Ms. Wise’s comment is important, I uploaded the snap I took just after … Continue reading

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Kenney’s 30 Million dollar Alberta War Room fartin’ up a storm o’ lies ‘n shit on Twitter.

Great comments to the article: Martin Friese 30 million dollar a year amateur hour continues. Pathetic. Robert Leduc $30,000,000 so “Executives” (read failed UCP candidates and party loyalists) can make $250,000 a year “givener” on twitter literally defending a future … Continue reading

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Premier Jason Kenney’s 30 Million Dollar War Room Fails: The New York Times reports on global financial giants swearing off funding especially dirty fuel – Made in Alberta Tarshit!

Global Financial Giants Swear Off Funding an Especially Dirty Fuel by Christopher Flavelle, with Jeanna Smialek contributing, Feb. 12, 2020, The New York Times Some of the world’s largest financial institutions have stopped putting their money behind oil production in … Continue reading

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Edmonton lawyer disbarred for lying: “The code of professional conduct prohibits lawyers from misleading others, either intentionally or accidentally,” while nine Supreme Court of Canada judges get away with intentionally publishing a lie in Ernst vs AER.

Edmonton lawyer disbarred after denying he had sexual relations with woman he was opposing in court by Dylan Short, February 6, 2020, Calgary Herald An Edmonton lawyer has been disbarred after a number of complaints were brought against him, including … Continue reading

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Brilliant damning MUST READ by Joyce Nelson, notably on Environmental Defense Fund’s greenwashing for frac industry and stinky dots between BC Supreme Court Injunction against Wet’suwet’en (hold title on lands where Coastal GasLink, “CGL” and RCMP are trespassing, thanks to the court), mega rich Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., “KKR” and (pension-thieving to give to bankrupting frac’ers) AIMCo buying 65% of CGL.

Wall Street Invading Wet’suwet’en Territory by JOYCE NELSON, Feb 12 ,2020, Counter Punch The uprising across Canada in support of Wet’suwet’en First Nation land defenders shows no sign of stopping. As of February 11, ports, bridges, rail lines, highways and … Continue reading

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2020 Chevy Bolt Review: “Once you start driving and using EVs, you find that range anxiety is fossil fuel propaganda.”

The review is American, in US dollars. The 2020 Chevy Bolt — GM Changes The Game, Again by Robert Dee, February 8th, 2020, cleantechnica In late 2016, the Chevy Bolt became the first affordable long range EV (electric vehicle), beating … Continue reading

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Myth of American energy independence based on willful deception “Alice in Wonderland” forecasts by U.S. EIA. Best way to con investors into losing $Billions! The Permian is flat lining, most frac’d shale plays “don’t amount to a hill of beans.”

Enter industry’s financier, Jason Kenney, taking (stealing?) pensions of hard working Albertans for AIMCo to “invest” (aka knowingly piss in industry’s wind): The American Empire Mistakenly Believes the Shale Oil-Gas Revolution Will Continue Until 2050 and Beyond, Part I by … Continue reading

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Janvier Alberta: OK to go home, but don’t drink the water, cook with it or give to pets. “I just hope to God that people don’t sweep it underneath the rug and forget it.”

Janvier residents return home after evacuation, but they can’t drink the water, Residents left voluntarily on Jan. 27 after a chemical mix-up at the water plant by Jamie Malbeuf, CBC News, Feb 05, 2020 Janvier residents returned to their community … Continue reading

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Too late, After second crude oil derailment near Guernsey SK (first spilled 1.5 Million litres; second 1.2Million litres), Canadian gov’t orders trains carrying dangerous goods to slow down, but only for 30 days, maybe less (’til the toxic frac fumes fade?)

2013: SHALE OIL WIPES OUT CANADIAN TOWN ! 2013: Toll in Quebec frac’d oil train derailment sure to rise, Traumatized survivors braced for more bad news inspectors finally cleared to enter charred site 2013: US. agency says companies shipping crude … Continue reading

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Nikiforuk writes his most powerful: Wet’suwet’en Raids: Canada Chooses Colonialism Again, A future of reconciliation is now squandered along with our billions propping up LNG.

BC Civil Liberties@bccla Feb 6, 2020 The BCCLA stands with the Wet’suwet’en Nation at this time. We’re highly concerned about the overpolicing of peaceful land defenders and of ongoing RCMP actions on Wet’suwet’en territory, which are in violation of Wet’suwet’en … Continue reading

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Oil & gas industry grifters everywhere violating laws with impunity, enabled by our regulators, politicians and courts

Carman: Oil and gas industry grifters violate Colorado law with impunity by Diane Carman, Feb 2, 2020, The Colorado Sun Let’s face it, outrage is our new normal. … Still, even if you rigorously avoid the spectacle of $1,500-an-hour attorneys trying to defend … Continue reading

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Danielle Smith propaganda published by The Western Producer called out by Alberta rancher Nielle Hawkwood

Ms. Hawkwood’s letter was published without references and some details added about Danielle Smith: Letters to the editor – Not all climate-change advocates are extremists by Nielle Hawkwood, Jan 23, 2020, The Western Producer  Ms. Hawkwood’s unedited letter sent to The Producer with … Continue reading

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Oil industry execs dead in the head with desperation? Parsley Energy CEO Matt Gallagher tries to bribe Gen Z with “dazzling BS” in a “shale new deal,” blames Wall Street, teens and our “perception” for its demise when industry’s greed is to blame.

Sharon Wilson: “Oil and gas has been making the same promises to clean up its act since 2005, yet fifteen years later it’s still worsening the climate crisis and plaguing the health of residents next door.” 2020 02 06: Federal … Continue reading

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Oilprice: Fossil fuels are driving global warming; “it’s rather ironic that higher temperatures are now battering gas markets” into “Gasmaggedon.”

“Gasmaggedon” Sweeps Over Global Gas Market by Nick Cunningham, February 5, 2020, Oilprice China’s state-owned gas importers are considering declaring force majeure on LNG imports, which would amplify the turmoil in global gas markets. LNG prices have already plunged to … Continue reading

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Suicide among U.S. working-age population (ages 16–64 years) is increasing; in 2017, nearly 38,000 persons died by suicide, a 40% rate increase in less than 2 decades. Rates significantly higher in five major industry groups with Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction (males) at the top.

Suicide Rates by Industry and Occupation — National Violent Death Reporting System, 32 States, 2016 by Peterson C, Sussell A, Li J, Schumacher PK, Yeoman K, and Stone DM, Weekly / January 24, 2020 / 69(3);57–62, Centres for Disease Control and … Continue reading

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“The stakes are formidable.” California communities’ climate lawsuits, key hearing this Wed, allege fossil fuel companies actively worked to discredit climate science and block limits on greenhouse gas emissions.

California communities suing Big Oil over climate change face a key hearing Wednesday by Susanne Rust, Feb 5, 2020, The LA Times Sea-level rise. Floods. Storm damage. For nearly three years, a group of California communities has been suing fossil … Continue reading

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Must Watch! Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen lands, Strong Hearts: Never mind sexual assault/rape education for Canadian judges, they need to learn Indigenous Law & Rights too (and how to be honest). But, is it possible to “train” misogyny and racism out of people, especially privileged (mostly white) people (mostly men) like lawyers & judges?

The water’s murmur is the voice of my mother’s mother. Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen lands, Strong Hearts just over an hour, by General Synod, April 11, 2019 Refer also to: Scary! Stephen Harper’s courts: How the judiciary in Canada has … Continue reading

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Frac blast from the past, Rosebud, Alberta (2008 & 2009): “Why the hell did you let those reporters drink your water Jess? Now look at them!”

The photo below was included at the top of my 2008 10 31 frac news mailout. The quote in the headline was made in response by a citizen member of my list. Two years earlier, AER when it was EUB, … Continue reading

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New York: Governor Andrew Cuomo promises to make permanent the state’s partial frac ban (only bans frac’ing with water, not other fluids, eg CO2, N2, H2S, propane, butane, etc)

2015 06: FINAL SUPPLEMENTAL GENERIC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTON THE OIL, GAS AND SOLUTION MINING REGULATORY PROGRAM Regulatory Program for Horizontal Drilling and High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing to Develop the Marcellus Shale and Other Low-Permeability Gas Reservoirs by New York State DEC: High-volume hydraulic fracturing is … Continue reading

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