Author Archives: Jessica Ernst

Australia: Victorian State Gov’t follows though on commitment, enshrines frac ban in Constitution, safeguards regions from threat of practices not trusted or supported by community.

Protecting farming and tourism from fracking forever Press Release by Victoria Govt, March 5, 2021, Mirage News The Victorian Government has followed through on its commitment to enshrine the fracking ban in Victoria’s Constitution. The Fracking Ban Bill has this … Continue reading

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Bravo! Congratulations and thank you Dr. John O’Connor, winner of 2021 Peter Bryce Prize for Whistleblowing

2021 Peter Bryce Prize for Whistleblowing 40 Min. Podcast, March 3, 2021 Announcement & Presentation of Inaugural Award 2021 Winner: Dr. John O’Connor Join in the announcement and presentation of the inaugural award of the Peter Bryce Prize given annually to honour … Continue reading

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Frac’d to Hell NEBC, Rose Prairie: Explosive gas levels in *water* well kill $1.3 Million “potable” water station day before it was to open to the public. Taking bets: Will nature be blamed or frac’ers?

Rose Prairie is 31 km north of Fort St John The gas-contaminated water well for the Rose Prairie potable water station, with two energy wells south of it: Information on the two energy wells south of the contaminated water well: … Continue reading

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New silica sand extraction invasion of aquifers by CanWhite Sands Inc. and enabling authorities in Manitoba, Canada; Citizen water supplies already reported to be adversely affected.

CanWhite Sands Inc. reportedly claims their extraction project in Manitoba is to obtain silica sand primarily for solar panels, glass and other non frac uses. I do not believe it; I expect they are after sand for frac’ing and are … Continue reading

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New paper affirms unprecedented slowdown of the Gulf Stream System (aka Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, AMOC)

Current Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation weakest in last millennium by L. Caesar, G. D. McCarthy, D. J. R. Thornalley, N. Cahill and S. Rahmstorf, Feb 25, 2021, Nature Geoscience The paper is a tart succinct read. The Atlantic Meridional Overturning … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Frac Sand Mining Harms Lawsuit: Cooks Valley couple files lawsuit against EOG Resources and Kraemer Mining & Materials for property and groundwater pollution, damages to home, radon gas, health and property value harms

“Frac Sand Mines, Processing Plants, and Rail-load-outs can be found in abundance in NW Wisconsin. Many people, young and old alike, have had their lives impacted upon by health, safety, economic concerns and an abundance of other issues surrounding this … Continue reading

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Update: Mountains Not Mines mugs are back in stock! (I was sent my very own mug and chocolates.)

Mountains Not Mines and Fuck You Kenney mugs have been restocked! This time, $12 from each mug will be donated to the No Coal Mines on Niitsitapi Land GoFundMe. As of March 2, 2021: $11,345 raised of $20,000 goal Latasha … Continue reading

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New Investigation: Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking: Families in western Pennsylvania exposed to harmful chemicals; regulations failing to protect mental, physical, social health. In Alberta, doctors will not investigate if we are poisoned by oil/gas/frac’ing; will not take a blood test without politician permission

Have you been impacted by fracking? We want to hear from you. Fill out our fracking impact survey and we’ll be in touch. Excellent photos, video and links to all parts (with many more visuals) at link: EHN.org scientific investigation … Continue reading

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Free screening Feb 28 & Mar 1, 2021: Invisible Hand, award-winning documentary, seven years in the making. “It’s about the water. It’s always been about the water.” Quebec’s Magpie River becomes first in Canada to be granted legal personhood

“The corporate goal is to make sure democracy doesn’t exist.” As you watch this documentary, remember: Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is 100% corporate-funded, owes Albertans no duty of care, is legally immune, has no public health or public interest mandate, … Continue reading

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Humanity needs a lot more lawyers like “legendary” Nicola Salomone. “Quite a story this: defence lawyer seeks postponement to get a psychiatrist’s report; judge berates him, invokes victim; lawyer says he’ll cease representing client to protect his interests; judge refuses; lawyer resigns from the Québec bar―while in court.”

Leonid Sirota@DoubleAspect Feb 15, 2021 Tweets: Quite a story this: defence lawyer seeks postponement to get a psychiatrist’s report; judge berates him, invokes victim; lawyer says he’ll cease representing client to protect his interests; judge refuses; lawyer resigns from the … Continue reading

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City of Annapolis sues oil and gas companies, naming some of the biggest, including ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP and Shell, for their role in contributing to climate change; Will argue the companies violated Maryland Consumer Protection Act and five other actions, including public and private nuisance, negligence, failure to warn and trespass. Anne Arundel County considering similar litigation

Annapolis sues 26 oil and gas companies for their role in contributing to climate change by Brooks DuBose, Feb 23, 2021, Capital Gazette The City of Annapolis is suing 26 oil and gas companies for what it calls the costs … Continue reading

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How big a player is the oil and gas patch in sex trafficking?

Pipeline workers among those arrested in sex trafficking sting, The two men have been fired, and Enbridge said it has “zero tolerance for illegal and exploitive behavior.” by Brooks Johnson, Feb 24, 2021, Star Tribune DULUTH – Two pipeline workers … Continue reading

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Exxon erased nearly every drop of Canadian tarsands from its books

Exxon takes Canadian oil sands off its books in historic reserves revision by Kevin Crowley, Feb 25, 2021, World Oil HOUSTON (Bloomberg) –Exxon Mobil erased almost every drop of oil-sands crude from its books in a sweeping revision of worldwide … Continue reading

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Petromasculinity: Diamond Offshore Drilling got $9.7 million tax bailout, filed for bankruptcy protection, paid $9.7 million in executive bonuses, laid off nearly a quarter of its workforce. Seadrill Limited got $3 million bailout, did nothing to stem layoffs or bankruptcy. Superior Energy Services announced $115 million in payroll cuts, layoffs, furloughs; got $30.5 million tax bailout, paid $44 million to top execs, filed for bankruptcy

Oil Driller Took $9.7 Million Bailout, Declared Bankruptcy, Gave Execs $9.7 Million, Laid Off Staff by ClimateDenierRoundup Community, February 25, 2021, DAILY KOS We and others have talked about Cara Daggett’s concept of petromasculinity a lot since she coined the … Continue reading

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Tammy Bouvette, Intentional miscarriage of justice in Canada?

Comment to the CBC artlce by Susan Korotash: The prosecution relied on the findings of Dr. Evan Matshes. Many of his findings have been investigated and discredited over the years, but the Alberta Justice Department at the time would do … Continue reading

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Another dishonest Canadian lawyer shit show: Disbarred Edmonton lawyer, Shawn Beaver, off to jail for a year.

Disbarred Edmonton lawyer sentenced to year in jail by Dylan Short, Feb 24, 2021, Edmonton Journal A former Edmonton lawyer must spend one year in jail after he was found to be in contempt of court, an associate chief justice … Continue reading

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Holy Frac Ban! Delaware River Basin Commission, water regulator, votes to permanently ban drilling and frac’ing in Delaware River watershed. All four basin states (PA, NJ, DE, NY) voted for the ban, citing scientific evidence that frac’ing has polluted drinking water, surface water, and groundwater. Delaware Gov. John Carney: “As DRBC chair, I welcome this opportunity to provide the fullest protection to the more than 13 million people who rely upon the Delaware River Basin’s waters for their drinking water”

Frac bans on a roll! Delaware River Basin Commission Bans Hydraulic Fracking Drilling Activities In Watershed; Will Develop Regs To Manage Drilling Wastewater by David E. Hess, Feb 25, 2021, PA Environmental Digest On February 25, the Delaware River Basin … Continue reading

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New study: Unconventional oil/gas development has larger impact on ambient particle radioactivity (PR) level compared to conventional; Widespread upwind unconventional/frac activities could significantly elevate PR level in downwind communities and induce adverse health effects to residents.

Unconventional oil and gas development andambient particle radioactivity by Longxiang Li, Annelise J. Blomberg, John D. Spengler, Brent A. Coull, Joel D. Schwartz & Petros Koutrakis, 2020 11:5002, Nature Communications doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18226-w Unconventional oil and natural gas development (UOGD) expanded extensively … Continue reading

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Finally, “a non/racist justice and jury in Alberta,” Bradley Barton found guilty in 2011 death of Cindy Gladue

When will Canadian courts and lawyers/prosecutors begin to treat rape victims, even dead rape or sex victims, with respect and fairness from the start of proceedings and throughout? Soul-destroying for friends and family of Ms. Gladue, the public interest, jury … Continue reading

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Water quality and quantity regulator (Delaware River Basin Commission) to make final decision Feb 25 on permanent drill & frac ban in Delaware River watershed.

Agency to take action on fracking ban near Delaware River by Associated Press, Feb 18, 2021 WEST TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A regulatory agency that’s responsible for the water supply for more than 13 million people is poised to take … Continue reading

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New study: Songbirds’ reproductive success reduced by natural gas compressor noise.

Encana/Ovintiv’s noisy invasive polluting compressors (13 around Rosebud) have violated my legal right to quiet enjoyment of my home and land going on 18 years now. Because the company doesn’t give a shit about its neighbours or the health harms … Continue reading

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Excellent letter by Darrell Trenholm on Alberta’s UCP.

UCP: A party that is suspicious, secretive and paranoid by Darrell Trenholm, Feb 3, 2021, East Central Alberta Review Dear Editor, The United Conservative party came to power in Alberta with a promise of sound financial management, accountability, openness, social … Continue reading

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California SB 467 “End Fracking & Harmful Drilling Act” proposes to ban all new frac’ing and other risky techniques like cyclic steaming, acid fracs, and water and steam flooding by Jan 2022 and completely by 2027. How many companies will sue to try to kill the ban and what will Trump’s judges do?

California lawmakers propose ban on fracking by 2027 by Adam Beam, Feb 17, 2021, North Shore News New legislation would ban all fracking in California by 2027, taking aim at the powerful oil and gas industry in the state already … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court upholds award by Environmental Hearing Board of $13,135 in court costs & legal fees to be paid by DEP to Stephen and Ellen Gerhart, who were seeking $265,976 in fees paid for experts, including $50,000 in attorney’s fees.

Couple awarded court costs, Gerharts protested pipeline construction on their property by Phil Ray, Feb 18, 2021, Altoona Mirror The Commonwealth Court has upheld an award of more than $13,000 in court costs and attorney’s fees to a Huntingdon County … Continue reading

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UK’s frac ban like Quebec’s and Germany’s? Twisted by definition?

Fracking moratorium doesn’t cover proppant squeeze – minister by Ruth Hayhurst, February 18, 2021, Drill or Drop The energy minister has confirmed that a small-scale form of fracking, planned for a site in Lincolnshire, is not covered by the moratorium … Continue reading

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Dirty politicians: Cooking the vote; cooking the books; cooking the courts.

Canada has dirty politicians aplenty. Pennsylvania G.O.P.’s Push for More Power Over Judiciary Raises Alarms, After fighting the election results, state Republicans are trying to increase their control of the courts. Outraged Democrats and good government groups see it as … Continue reading

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New Mexico might ban frac’ing, study its harms. Industry loses it.

‘Fracking ban’ bill passes New Mexico Senate committee, slammed by oil and gas industry by Adrian Hedden, Feb 16, 2021, Carlsbad Current-Argus A New Mexico Senate bill that would place a four-year moratorium on new permits for hydraulic fracturing, or … Continue reading

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Study: Birth defects **significantly** more common in areas of strip mining/open pit/mountaintop coal mining; Health effects of related air and water contamination appear cumulative. Never forget: Courts ruled in Ernst vs AER that it is legally immune, owes no duty of care and is above Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. AER has no public health mandate and the Alberta gov’t removed its public interest mandate after the Ernst lawsuit went public. There is no authority to protect Albertans, our health, our rights and drinking water, and the feds have gone AWOL.

Comment by a rural Albertan: That should give the Albertans that are opposing open pit coal a realistic view of AER policy and how the Supreme Court of Canada defends that policy. The Effects of Coal Mining on Health in … Continue reading

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Texas: “No, it wasn’t the windmills.” How much does the fossil fuel industry pay politicians (and regulators) to lie? How much does it pay politicians to appoint dirty judges to the bench, then pay those judges to lie, grant favourable rulings and gag the harmed?

David Weir@djweir Feb 17, 2021: So… Katrina: God’s punishment CA wildfires: God’s punishment TX: windmills How Much the Oil and Gas Industry Paid Texas Republicans Who Are Lying About Wind Energy by Molly Taft, Feb 17, 2021, Earther As the … Continue reading

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Feb 25, 2021, 7 – 8:30 pm: Expert panel on infectious lung disease and air pollution (especially important for those living/working in/near Alberta’s toxic tarsands, coal mining and or in frac zones)

The Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) will host a virtual expert panel on infectious lung disease and air pollution. The event, funded by the Network of the National Library of Medicine, will take place on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 … Continue reading

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Happy V Day 2021: One billion rising: “We are asking for justice!” “No more rape or incest or abuse. Women are not a possession.”

Happy V-Day V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against all women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence), girls and the planet. V-Day believes that when art and activism come … Continue reading

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New study: Drone technology locates unplugged oil and gas wells

You can request the full study here: Successful application of drone-based aeromagnetic surveys to locate legacy oil and gas wells in Cattaraugus county, New York by Timothy de Smet, Alex Nikulin, Natalia Romanzo, Nathan Graber, Charles Dietrich and Andrii Puliaiev, … Continue reading

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UK: Supreme Court rules Nigerians can bring claims against Shell in UK for severe pollution, incuding to their drinking water

Nigerians can bring claims against Shell in UK, supreme court rules, Ogale and Bille villagers say Shell oil operations have caused severe pollution including to their drinking water by Sandra Laville and Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos, Feb 12, 2021, The … Continue reading

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“Nothing says diversity like eight white guys sitting round a table.” So many racist misogynistic Canadian old white men in positions of power enabling rape of women, children, communities, drinking water and our environment.

2019: Canada to pay nearly C$1bn to sexual misconduct victims in military, Government set aside funds for Canadian Armed Forces members but doesn’t admit liability following class-action lawsuits Again, none of the perps will pay for their crimes, only Canadian … Continue reading

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New study: Frac’ing is a Big Fat Fail; Appalachia’s frac boom failed to deliver on promises of local jobs and benefits. Of course it did, frac’ers and their enablers knew it would; frac’ing survives on conning investors, massive debt and gagging the harmed. Locals get: health harms; toxic homes, schools, water, air and land; frac’d authorities and courts; massive stress and sleepless noisy stadium light-filled nights; damaged roads and other infrastructure; more women and children raped; more STDs; lies and useless commitments from companies and lobby groups; fraud from experts and regulators; mega $Billions in clean-up.

This study reveals a frac industry nightmare that companies, politicians and regulators have worked for years (decades in Alberta) to keep secret. Appalachia’s fracking boom has done little for local economies: Study, “There has been no business case for fracking.” … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania regulator DEP fines Range Resources $300K for submitting inaccurate information and not plugging idle wells, meanwhile Canadian regulators, especially AER, help profit-raping companies deceive the public (for decades) and dump well plugging and clean up on taxpayers.

Range Resources fined nearly $300K for misclassifying wells, Company did not disclose that wells weren’t producing gas, should have been plugged by Reid Frazier, State Impact Pennsylvania, Feb 10, 2021 The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says Range Resources misclassified … Continue reading

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Equinor sells U.S. Bakken shale assets, posts record $5.5 billion loss for 2020; Between 2007 and 2019, Equinor recorded loss of $21.5 billion on overall U.S. activities, including $9.2 billion due to impairments of onshore shale and other assets

Equinor sells U.S. Bakken shale assets, posts record loss for 2020 by Nerijus Adomaitis, Feb 9, 2021, Reuters OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s Equinor has agreed to sell its assets in the U.S. Bakken shale oil province after a decade of … Continue reading

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Texas, City of San Angelo Water tests found benzene, acetone and naphthalene; “Do not use the water” advisory continues. Schools, restaurants closed, TCEQ investigating. After Encana-Ovintiv illegally injected 18 million litres frac fluid into the fresh water aquifers that supply my well, naphthalene – red blood cell destroyer and one of the chemicals used in frac’ing – was found in my water.

A little industrial history: Hydraulic fracturing fleet to move to San Angelo by Kenneth Grimm, Jan 15, 2018, Concho Valley Homepage From the press release: US Well Services, LLC (USWS) is pleased to announce we will begin operating a high … Continue reading

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Wild Wild West Cartoons by Malcolm Mayes: Kenney’s UCP and Frac Patch AIMCo Bandits Rob Teachers’ Pension Stagecoach

February 2021 cartoon by Malcolm Mayes, Edmonton Journal Malcolm Mayes cartoon for the Edmonton Journal, January 2020

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New study: Fossil fuels caused 8.7 million deaths globally in 2018, one in five of all people who died that year, exceeds combined total who die globally each year from smoking tobacco plus those who die of malaria. “Without fossil fuel emissions…global economic and health costs would fall by about $2.9tn.”

How many suffer health harms caused by frac’ing? Is anyone looking at cumulative frac pollution in Canada, what are the costs to society? How many deaths annually? The trillion dollar question: what does a trillion look like? The study: Global … Continue reading

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Generation Now Inc. to plead guilty in alleged $60Million Ohio bribery scheme provided by FirstEnergy Corp to gain legislative approval of $1Billion bailout to benefit FirstEnergy subsidiary, and guarantee profits for FirstEnergy.

Nonprofit in alleged $60M Ohio bribery scheme to plead guilty, Federal authorities have said former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and others used the nonprofit as a conduit for $60 million in bribes by Mark Gillispie, Associated Press, Feb 5, … Continue reading

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Judges, preachers, associated leaders vs science/public health; Scientific/public health illiteracy and Big $ Religion. Trump’s Supreme Court New COVID Decision May Kill People

*** *** If the above tweet doesn’t open in this post, watch the 2 Min clip here: https://twitter.com/i/status/1357089883446145024 Edmonton-area church continues to defy public health orders, questioning COVID-19 restrictions, RCMP officers were on scene Sunday, where signs reading “no visitors” … Continue reading

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Florida Big Cypress National Preserve (home to endangered species such as Florida panther): Texas-based Burnett Oil Co. applies to dredge, fill in wetlands for future oil drilling (frac’ing?), days after Trump admin sleazily gave the state permitting authority under fed gov’t’s Clean Water Act.

Texas-based oil company applies to build well pads and roads in the Everglades by Adriana Brasileiro, Feb 5, 2021, Miami Herald in Yahoo News A Texas-based oil company has applied for permits to build well pads and access roads in … Continue reading

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“Ecology is everyone’s business!!!” Russian court orders Nornickle to pay nearly $2 Billion for 20,000 ton oil dump into Arctic river, likely Russia’s largest environmental penalty. Canada needs courts like this.

Russian court orders mining giant to pay nearly $2 billion for Arctic spill by Celine Castronuovo, Feb 5, 2021, The Hill A Russian court has ordered a mining company involved in a massive Arctic fuel spill last year to pay … Continue reading

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Wow! I am stunned! Maybe there’s a chance for fairness in Caveman Canada yet. For the first time, Supreme Court of Yukon is comprised of three resident judges, all women!

Appointment creates all-female Supreme Court, For the first time, the Supreme Court of Yukon is comprised of three resident judges who are women by Whitehorse Star, Dec 1, 2020 For the first time, the Supreme Court of Yukon is comprised … Continue reading

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Excellent and wise reversal in Ohio: Akron mayor puts community and water first, withdraws proposal to frac under watershed land.

Akron mayor pulls plan to drill for oil and gas at LaDue Reservoir by Doug Livingston, Akron Beacon Journal, Feb 4, 2021 Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan is withdrawing a proposal to allow fracking for gas and oil beneath city-owned watershed land at … Continue reading

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Ohio, Noble Co: Genesis Resources LLC gas well (unused for years) sprays out what is suspected to be toxic injected frac waste (radioactive?); Over two miles of fish kill. Chemical contents will most likely never be disclosed. In a similar incident in 2020, injected frac waste migrated more than five miles.

Unused Gas Well Spews What’s Suspected to Be Frack Waste, Killing Fish by Julie Grant, February 4, 2021 Ohio regulators are working at a gas well that started spewing what’s believed to be brine water from fracking into the environment … Continue reading

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Fix systemic inequalities in Canada’s judicial industry, Justin Trudeau tells our “justice” minister. More pretend hot air to enable Caveman Canada’s racism? Like “Shit Some More on Indigenous Peoples” UNDRIP Bill C-15? Or to raise Indigenous hopes, only to dash them over a cliff yet again? This stinks.

Trying to repair Canada’s racist misogynistic “justice” reputation around the world? When will the order come to fix systemic misogyny in Canada’s male-dominated “justice” industry? And when will the order come making it illegal for law societies (“regulator” of lawyers) … Continue reading

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Biden’s executive order on oil and gas drilling does little to protect health; Six reasons why Pennsylvanians shouldn’t wait on executive orders to stop fracking immediately.

Edward C. Ketyer, MD, is a pediatrician and president-elect of Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania. email hidden; JavaScript is required Biden’s executive order on oil and gas drilling does little to protect health in Pa., Six reasons why Pennsylvanias shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Trump’s Horrifying Frac’ing Shit Show in New Mexico: National Geographic investigation finds Carlsbad Caverns, scores of other caves and aquifers that supply drinking water to tens of thousands of homeowners at risk of contamination.

Stunning cave images at link: Oil drilling on sensitive New Mexico public lands puts drinking water, rare caves at risk, A National Geographic investigation has found that Permian Basin energy exploration could taint residential aquifers with pollutants—as well as Carlsbad … Continue reading

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“Law” makers or pedophile catholic church protectors? Clergy sexual abuse victims in Pennsylvania *again* must wait for justice

Dear ex-Rep Senator Joe Scarnati: May you and all like you rot on earth and in hell. State Senator Joe Scarnati 25TH DISTRICT Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati is currently serving his 5th term in the Pennsylvania Senate. As … Continue reading

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Darling Downs, Australia: High Court sends controversial thermal coal mine expansion sent back for new hearing. Paul King: “The High Court’s decision is, in our view, vindication that the Darling Downs is for farming – not coal mining.”

High Court Victory as Acland mine sent back for fresh hearing by Environmental Defenders Office, Feb 3, 2021 Farmers and community members from Acland and surrounds have won a significant victory in the High Court, which today ordered a fresh … Continue reading

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“Affair of the century!” Paris court convicts French gov’t of failing to address climate crisis and not keeping its promises. Fossil fuel pollution quote of the century by Jean-François Julliard: “No more blah blah.”

“There is no greater fraud than a promise not kept.”SCOTTISH PROVERB Imagine if my lawsuit against Encana/Ovintiv, Alberta gov’t and charter-violating AER had taken place in France, Holland or Ireland, instead of frac’d tarshit rape & pillage Caveman Canada. Court … Continue reading

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Major victory in 8-year fight to halt fossil fuel investments: University of Victoria, BC announces full divestment of quarter-billion-dollar working capital fund. More to go: Long-term endowment fund, valued at over $400 million.

UVic announces full divestment of capital fund from fossil fuels by CTV News Vancouver Island Staff, February 2, 2021 VICTORIA — The University of Victoria has fully divested its quarter-billion-dollar working capital fund away from fossil fuel investments. The school … Continue reading

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Air pollution and COVID-19: A dangerous combination.

Download the complete report. “Oil and gas production sites are a major contributor to air pollution. Chronic exposure to air pollution worsens serious health conditions, including asthma, COPD, and lung cancer; premature birth, birth defects, and developmental delays; heart disease, … Continue reading

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Swedbank to withhold credit from worst polluters and new oil and gas projects, will stop financing extraction from Arctic, *shale* and *tarsands.* No wonder, with decades of trickery used by Big Oil to prevent pollution reduction and having become “really good at stretching the truth,” while Exxon cuts $20Billlion in shale value.

Image by FrackingCanada Exxon: Historic annual loss, $20 billion cut in shale value by Jennifer Hiller and Shariq Khan, Feb 2, 2021, Reuters Exxon Mobil Corp on Tuesday posted a historic annual loss…and the company reduced the value of shale … Continue reading

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Water tanker truck for oil and gas company being cleaned with chemicals ignites, causes explosion and fire at Dallas Pike Truck Cleaning Facility, two men hospitalized

Two Hospitalized Following Blast at Dallas Pike Truck Cleaning Facility by Scott McCloskey, Feb 2, 2021, The Intelligencer Photo by Scott McCloskey More than a half dozen area fire departments responded to a report of a truck explosion and fire … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court grants limited review of PROTECT PT v. PENN TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD v. OLYMPUS ENERGY LLC, APEX ENERGY (PA), LLC, and THE TOWNSHIP OF PENN

QUESTIONS PRESENTED FOR REVIEW The questions presented for review are as follows: 1. Does the Commonwealth Court’s treatment of whether fracking is a heavy industrial activity with negative impacts on nearby land as an open evidentiary matter in every case … Continue reading

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PA: Another frac water truck spills.

Driver injured, fracking water spilled in Saturday tanker truck crash by First News Now, Jan 17, 2021, NorthcentralPA.com WILLIAMSPORT, PA – Motorists were advised that the Route 15 northbound entrance ramp (Exit 29 – Mansfield) from Route 220 northbound in … Continue reading

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USA Office of Comptroller of Currency (OCC) shelves controversial rule that would prevent banks from refusing financing to oil and gas companies

Regulator shelves rule meant to force banks to serve oil, gun companies by Sylvan Lane, Jan 28, 2021, The Hill The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is shelving a controversial rule meant to prevent banks from rejecting corporate … Continue reading

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