Author Archives: Jessica Ernst
4.0M earthquake 31 km SE of High Prairie, Alberta; 10 felt reports, NRC says none. Tweet: “That’s a weird place for a quake.” Tweet: “Probably not with all the fracking that goes on in the area.”
Comments to the CBC News article: Shawn Bereziuk Reply to @Holley Hardin: And there is no fracking within 200 miles of High Prairie.!! Neil Korchinski Reply to @Shawn Bereziuk: – So what was that fracking job that I did around … Continue reading
Racism murders on. In Canada too, enabled by lawyers & LSO. If legal & judicial industries refuse to confront their white privilege, how will police? Nina Simone, 1968: “They’re shooting us down, one by one. … Killing us, one by one.”
An extraordinary listen, 12:55 Min. Nina by June 6, 2020, radiolab WNYCstudios Producer Tracie Hunte stumbled into a duet between Nina Simone and the sounds of protest outside her apartment. Then she discovered a performance by Nina on April 7, … Continue reading
Pfffft! What rule of law? Canadian courts have proven that law-violating oil & gas companies are above the law, along with their law-violating, enabling “regulators” and trespassing racist thugs, the RCMP
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.” Imagine if law-violating, … Continue reading
‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ Martin Luther King’s question rings forth. As do his teachings on power and love by Andrew Nikiforuk, June 5, 2020, TheTyee.ca Tyee contributing editor Andrew Nikiforuk is an award-winning journalist whose books and articles … Continue reading
To LSO Board: Reinstate the Statement of Principles (SOP); stop granting licences to known convicted pedophiles; stop allowing religious authorities from pedophile-infested churches to infiltrate; and punt all racist and racism-enabling lawyers from your board. Perhaps then you’ll start earning … Continue reading
Another new study: Living near oil & gas wells tied to low birth weights in infants, adds to growing body of evidence linking proximity to oil & gas to adverse health outcomes, including heart defects, cancer …
Paul Butler: “This is not about enforcing law. It’s about enforcing white supremacy.” The New York Times: “How the Supreme Court lets cops get away with murder.” Roxanne Gay: “A hashtag is not a vaccine for white supremacy.” Linda Tirado: “It was police who shot me, not protesters.” Slate: “Police errupt in violence nationwide.”
“The [legal] system’s not broken; the system was built this way.” Of course it was! Just like it was built to piss on the poor, women, the environment and the Rule of Law itself “Hey look Ma!! Racists won!!” Ontario … Continue reading
AER’s new dickhead Laurie Pushor off to Kenney-wanna-be-Trump races: “No Duty of Care” AER abuses Covid-19 crisis to deregulate oilpatch and foothills coal mining. (Stephen Cousin’s sketch may offend some, but it’s too perfect not to add to this vulgar … Continue reading
Texas: Amazing Sharon Wilson SLAPPED for speaking out against frac’ing: “It’s not against the law to ridicule people who are being ridiculous.”
Sharon Wilson (SLAPPED for speaking out against fracking) by Protect the Protest, May 2020 Sharon Wilson is a fifth generation Texan and is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She works for … Continue reading
“Typical” industry lies and promises translated: A landmark lawsuit against Big Oil is back from the dead by Shannon Osaka, May 28, 2020, Grist Zombies can rise from the dead and apparently climate lawsuits can, too. On Tuesday, a federal court … Continue reading
New study: Frac chemicals in farm water linked to rare birth defect in horses; The implications for human health are “worrisome” say researchers.
Environmental surveillance and adverse neonatal health outcomes in foals born near unconventional natural gas development activity by Kathleen R. Mullen, Brianna N. Rivera, Lane G. Tidwell, Renata Ivanek, Kim A Anderson, and Dorothy Mr. Ainsworth, August 20, 2020, Science of … Continue reading
Baking soda? Frac! Dirty lawyers (become dirtier judges?), dirty prosecutors and dirty RCMP abound. A disgusting horrifying read. I know from experience how terrible it is to be stabbed in the back by one’s own lawyers (in my case, Murray Klippenstein and Cory Wanless), after paying them a fortune. Rotten lawyers know law societies serve their own, like AER serves polluters that pay AER’s way.
Metis man’s lawyer says he was wronged – but not by ‘me’ by Kenneth Jackson, Oct 25, 2017, ATPN News Alberta lawyer denies he knew the so-called drugs were in fact baking powder when his client pleaded guilty to drug … Continue reading
If raped or frac’d and not rich or powerful, we get betrayed and abused by judges, lawyers, and the predator-led judicial industry
‘It’s outrageous’: inside an infuriating Netflix series on Jeffrey Epstein, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich synthesizes legal information with first-person testimony of the billionaire’s abuse and bought immunity into a shocking watch by Adrian Horton, May 27, 2020, The Guardian It’s … Continue reading
Yet another study proves how toxic frac waste water is, finds 201 compounds in it, including carcinogens, that can “directly contaminate drinking water sources”
“.…scientists at The University of Texas at Arlington, shows that many of the chemicals found in produced water ( i.e. fracking waste-water ) are carcinogens, solvents and petroleum distillates that can directly contaminate drinking water sources.…” … “It could be … Continue reading
Super stupid and “savagely” nasty UCP. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip: “Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage should resign…TMX simply does not have consent of all impacted Indigenous Nations, and that is not going to change because of COVID-19.”
UBCIC Responds to Alberta Energy Minister’s Cavalier Commentary Regarding Ease of Building TMX During Pandemic Press Release by Union of BC Indian Chiefs, May 27, 2020 ((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – May 27, 2020) The Union … Continue reading
“Polluter” Shell & “Penny Stock” Pieridae to retry their sour gas marriage, coached by AER, funded by “Loser” AIMCo. Stewart Shields: “Alberta Conservative gov’ts becoming recognized as the worst petroleum managers in the free world—as this story by the famous Andrew Nikiforuk describes so pointedly!!”
A few excellent comments on ASRG’s FB page: Rob Schwartz: Another well researched “follow the money”article by Andrew Nikiforuk. Every generation has it’s share of snake oil salesmen but Sorrensen may be one of the best. To sell an idea … Continue reading
Nathanfillion May 22, 2020, Instagram The other day in Canada, a woman buying gas at a Costco had trouble with her credit card. The attendant bought her gas out of his own pocket and asked only that she pay it … Continue reading
Pennsylvanian communities impacted by fracking make plea to Irish politicians by Leitrim Observer reporter, 21 May 2020 Love Leitrim is highlighting a live-stream webinar called “Frackland” which will see communities in Pennsylvania outlining the impact of fracking on their lives. … Continue reading
Here’s my “PPE” after Encana now Ovintiv illegally frac’d my community’s drinking water aquifers in 2004, enabled by the law violating AER and Alberta Environment, and politicians: 2006 Photo by Colin Smith ‘Water Is PPE’: Water.org Co-Founders Matt Damon and … Continue reading
AER’s new “Dickhead” Laurie Pushor off to Kenney-wanna-be-Trump races: “No Duty of Care” AER abuses Covid-19 crisis to deregulate oilpatch and foothills coal mining. (Stephen Cousin’s sketch may offend some, but it’s too perfect not to add to this vulgar news.)
Comment by a citizen in BC: Terrible, tragic news. Such blatant, transparent, hypocritical corruption. This comment is very wise: “Desperation from an oil state is a very dangerous thing.” Just wait, there’ll be many more AER Covid-19 deregulatory abuses ahead. … Continue reading
Industry’s and misogyny’s loyal Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Terrorists?): “Screw the Rule of Law”
RCMP = Royal Canadian Mounted Police Ought to be the RCMT = Royal Canadian Mounted Terrorists The RCMP … in Deep Again – A Mair Usque Ad Mare – That Is to Say: ‘From Sea to Sea’ by Robin Mathews, … Continue reading
Air Pollution in the time of Covid-19: In the Shadows of America’s Smokestacks, Virus Is One More Deadly Risk
A few tweets in response: Leslie Sayima Dreamer@earthspeakorg May 17 Replying to @HirokoTabuchi and @KendraWrites Scientists may be ‘racing,’ but politicians NOT Dorothy Dent@organicdot May 18 Replying to @HirokoTabuchi and @SierraClub Disaster profiteering in the days of No EPA enforcement … Continue reading
Norges Bank blacklists CNRL, Cenovus (split from Encana – now Ovinvtiv – after Ernst lawsuit filed), Suncor and Imperial Oil from Gov’t Pension Fund Global for unacceptable carbon emissions in Alberta’s tarsands. Updated with tar-pimping by Ms. Southern and Alex Pourbaix, CEO Cenovus.
Comment from a citizen in Victoria, BC: Yesssssss! Now for Cdn govt to stop stupid subsidies, and Canadian Pension Plan to divest! How will KKKenney ‘n CAPP eat this powerful news? Lie ‘n blast a lot? Down go Alberta’s heavy … Continue reading
Frac’ing Riches to Rags for Shell and how much hell and toxic harm for families and communities, Sells Pennsylvania shale assets for neat and tidy $4.1 Billion (90%) loss.
Shell Exits The Marcellus Shale, Losing $4.1 Billion And Raising Questions by Josh Young, May 5, 2020, Seeking Alpha Shell is selling their Pennsylvania Marcellus asset for $541 million. They bought it for $4.7 billion dollars. Divestiture seems poorly timed … Continue reading
Gas stoves are a major source of indoor air pollution, exposing millions of people to “pollution in their homes that would be illegal outdoors.” No wonder industry fights to prevent regulation of stoves fueled with their foul products!
“Ventilation can help, but it isn’t enough” Any asthmatics in your family? You might want to get rid of your “clean” gas stove! Imagine the harmful cumulative health effects caused by cooking with a gas stove while living in a … Continue reading
May 8, 2020, Noon Pacific Time: Online Screening of Byron Dueck’s film, Valley of the Southern North: A love letter to NEBC’s Peace Valley and the people and creatures that make it home.
Online Screening & Conversation May 8, 2020 Join us and eat your lunch with us on May 8 while you are physically distancing. The 19-minute film, Valley of the Southern North, is a love letter to The Peace Valley and … Continue reading
Is it wise to threaten America’s biggest banks with an election looming? GOP gang go after banks for refusing to finance going down the drain, harmful fossil fuel projects.
GOP lawmakers target banks’ refusal to fund fossil fuel projects, “You think this is a cost-free action? Let’s see about that,” Alaska’s Dan Sullivan said in an interview by Anthony Adragna, May 5, 2020, Politico Congressional Republicans are planning to … Continue reading
Broomfield Colorado: To learn the true abusive nature of the frac beast & judicial industry enabling the beast, read this: Sheltering frac’d at home from Coronavirus has families frightened for their lives. Rightly so with published research showing air pollution dramatically increases Covid-19 fatalities, never mind living frac’d with an “evacution plan in chaos.”
Sheltering Near Fracking, Coronavirus has these retirees sheltering in place. A frack site nearby has them scared for their lives by Emily Pontecorvo and Naveena Sadasivam, May 5, 2020, Grist This post has been updated to include a comment from the Colorado … Continue reading
Criminal Synergy strikes PA: Inflection Energy enters plea for allowing 63,000 gallons frac waste to pollute (dumped into?) Loyalsock Creek tributary, pays $55,000 (peanuts) in fines and donations (to make the polluter & frac’ing look good?).
When will NGOs and conservation groups start saying “No Thank you!” to law violating polluting oil and gas and frac companies? Accepting such “donations” enables the harms and pollution (often intentional dumping) to continue, if not escalate. Say “NO!” AG … Continue reading
This post is dedicated to Aiden Mahoney of Newfoundland, terribly sorry we lost you last night. I expect you’re smiling about this big frac free news as you venture on your way. Aiden was the funniest jolliest person I’ve met … Continue reading
Brilliant quote by Texas Sharon, April 28, 2020: We can and must do better than going back to normal. Normal is the problem. Global coronavirus death toll could be 60% higher than reported, Mortality statistics show 122,000 deaths in excess … Continue reading
Alberta Premier Jason Pipsqueak Kenney loses it in Covid-19 Presser: Smears The Tyee & 660 News Reporter Tom Ross for asking a vital question that many would like an honest answer to.
Definition “pipsqueak” in British English: a person or thing that is insignificant or contemptible. Comment by a rural Albertan: Kenny uttered the thoughts of many Albertans, unfortunately. They really do think that any mention of GREEN anything is an afront … Continue reading
Dear Nova Scotia: “Boys will be boys.” Call it by its name. White Male Terrorism. Misogynistic Violence. Femicides run rampant in rural Canada; Misogyny seethes in our politicians, the judges they appoint, our police, regulators, academia, the legal industry, oil & gas industry …
2015: White, male lawyers should say ‘no’ to judicial appointments 2016: CRIME 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 … Continue reading
Yet another new study: USA Permian Frac Basin leaking massive amounts of methane, “the largest source ever observed in an oil and gas field,” more than double federal estimates. How many decades will the frac fraud go on for and why do NGOs and synergy groups keep enabling the fraud?
Quantifying methane emissions from the largest oil-producing basin in the United States from space by Yuzhong Zhang, Ritesh Gautam, Sudhanshu Pandey, Mark Omara, Joannes D. Maasakkers, Pankaj Sadavarte, David Lyon, Hannah Nesser, Melissa P. Sulprizio, Daniel J. Varon, Ruixiong Zhang, … Continue reading
BlackRock Takes Command; “Literacy is Power,” meanwhile Alberta’s AIMCo Loses $4 Billion on bet gone wrong. Bet gone wrong or laundering (aka stealing) more money from ordinary citizens and pensioners to give to the rich?
Teachers! Do what you can to keep your pensions out of AIMCo & KKKenney’s filthy lucre lustie fingers! Kenney & UCP: Don’t you dare touch my CPP! Alberta has stolen enough of my career, life, health, loved ones and home, … Continue reading
“The liar tweets tonight.” No, it’s not KKKenney, Tom Olsen, Tyler Shandro, Jason Nixon, Matt Wolf, Alberta’s War Room, Encana (now Ovintiv) …
… He says, “Hush you doctors, hush reporters. Hush you science nerds …” “Everyone can get a test.” “It’s just the flu!!!” … “It’s a hoax like all the rest.” … The Liar Tweets Tonight by Roy Zimmerman, Apr 21, … Continue reading
Are Covid-19 fatalities a measure of the oil & gas industry’s killing power? More and more studies prove how deadly & dishonest the industry is. Message to CAPP & AER: It’s not “odours” killing us, it’s pollution, including nitrogen dioxide.
Worldometers update April 20, 2020 Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution…“may be one of the most important contributors to fatality caused by the COVID-19” a recent study [source] found after analyzing death cases from 66 administrative regions in Italy, Spain, France, and Germany. “Results … Continue reading
An excellent read on Covid-19 and nature by Dr. John Ross, prof, dept emergency medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
The chemical blob that changed humanity by Dr. John Ross, Apr 16, 2020, Chronicle Herald It is crazy what an invisible particle made of fat, protein, and RNA — despite lacking a nervous system, consciousness or intent — has done … Continue reading
Did Kenney and his lying corrupt abusive UCP intentionally order rejected toxic, defective PPE for Alberta’s medical workers while giving away (and arrogantly serving political self interests) the locally made safe functional stuff? Sick creeps. Comment by a rural Albertan: … Continue reading
That goofy letter from Kingston to Jason Kenney: Kenney has lied so many times now I don’t believe anything he spews forth, certainly not the letter and $1,000 donation he says he was sent.
Did Kenney’s War Room set this up? How much did they pay for it? Ontario couple who mailed $1,000 cheque to Alberta come forward by CTV News, April 17, 2020. Make sure to put clothes pegs on your nose if … Continue reading
Going Going Seized? US Banks prep to take over energy assets as frac boom fracs to bits. Why didn’t Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Ontario, etc, do this years ago?
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. Frac industry is damaging the oil & gas economy. When flipping for a profit fails, … Continue reading
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney clusterfucks it up – again. “If Kenney’s path to the federal PMO is paved in N95 face masks, it proves how much stupid he’s willing to do to satisfy [h]is angry dwarf ego.”
Definition clus·ter·fuck : a disastrously mishandled situation or undertaking. Warning, this is a nauseating read. Prep your vomit buckets. Kenney ‘n Harper coniving with Trump to force the oil and gas industry’s health-harming polluting bankrupting “economy” on humanity, no matter … Continue reading
Happy Easter! Choir of Women Physicians sings RISE AGAIN (virtually) by Voices Rock Canada! Premiered Apr 8, 2020, song written by Cape Breton’s Leon Dubinsky Thank you to the incredible healthcare community! Voices Rock Medicine, our very own choir of … Continue reading
Notice the licence plate: Anonymous Unfortunately, thanks to Alberta’s many selfishly rotten ultra-conservative/republican citizens and the dirty politicians they vote for like Jason Kenney, the corrupt, law-violating, non-regulating AER, and the law-violating, polluting oil industry, Alberta’s air, food, land and … Continue reading
Beautiful tributes with brilliant Prine words and music at link: In Memoriam April 7, 2020·1 hour ago Grammy-winning singer-songwriter John Prine dies from coronavirus complications Grammy-winning singer-songwriter John Prine dies from coronavirus complicationsPrine, who was placed in intensive care after … Continue reading
New research on Covid-19: Are you and your loved ones frac’d? Air pollution linked to 15 percent higher coronavirus death rates
COVID-19 PM2.5, A national study on long-term exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the United States Exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the United States (Updated April 5, 2020) Press Release by Harvard University Background: United States … Continue reading
Covid-19: Economy-wrecker Steve Harper create this conniving Kenney War Room press release? Mighty evil conning Albertans during a pandemic. Shut the frac’ing lying room down, transfer the $100 million plus to health care.
Kenney & Harper need to go back to school to learn some math and honesty. Of course the dutiful media (on the war room’s payroll?) published the war room’s horrid covid-19 lies. Here’s the war room’s press release, you do … Continue reading
BC’s Site C Dam: Overtime pay to lure in workers? With free temperature checks and 150 rooms reserved for quarantine? No details on how covid-19 asymptomatic workers will be identified or how many families will be infected when workers head home.
Susan De@SusanFDeThey must be having trouble finding workers if they have to pay overtime for 8 week shifts. Maybe most will just rather stay home? Overtime pay, temperature checks at Site C Dam by Alaska Highway News, Mar 30, 2020 … Continue reading
Is Monster Orange (Trump) making sure New York doesn’t get the required supplies, letting New Yorkers die from covid-19 because they are smart enough not to vote for him? Meanwhile, the monster is giving hundreds of billions of dollars in … Continue reading
Rule-of-law-when-it-suits-them: Trump order this for his pals to stretch their selfish greedy pockets even more while escalating pollution that’s already risking the lungs & lives of millions? Covid-19 can be brutal on healthy lungs, never mind lungs poisoned by fossil fuels.
Will Kopy Kat Kenney, Premier of Alberta, order AER to do the same, John Horgan, Premier of BC, order OGC, etc etc etc.? Covid-19 deaths and new cases in USA as of 5:30pm, March 28, 2020: Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Find … Continue reading
AER picks next “Dickhead” (Pres & CEO): “Back Door” Laurie Pushor, reportedly scandle-corroded pisser on rules, conflict of interest old white man, was Alberta gov’t official under Ralph Klein, is Saskatchewan’s Deputy Minister Energy & Resources and on the Board of STEP, Sask Trade & ***Export*** Partnership
Will AER be paying Pushor and his wife to travel to and from work, like they paid past Pres & CEO Jim Ellis? Lots more Pushor crud out there, if you google around. New Alberta Energy Regulator CEO was central … Continue reading
Gillian Hnatiw, Canadian lawyer, female: “Fundamentally, the law is about power – who has it, who gets it, and how they are allowed to wield it. … Yet evidence of misogyny remains all around us. Lest anyone forget, there is a self-confessed sexual predator in the White House. … In Canada, we’re not faring a whole lot better…. All of our political leaders are men.”
Gillian Hnatiw speech at the 20th Toronto Lawyers Association Awards Gala March 5, 2020, Legal Matters The following speech was delivered by Gillian Hnatiw at the 2020 Toronto Lawyers Association Annual gala, as she accepted the Honsberger Award, given to … Continue reading
Why Trump’s plan is more than just sacrificing old people, it’s guaranteed to destroy the nation by Mark Sumner, March 25, 2020, Daily Kos Donald Trump is suggesting that we should rescind efforts at coronavirus suppression in order to “save” the economy, while … Continue reading
Really Kenney? Canada’s worst economist ever? Steve Harper trashed our economy to serve China, Israel, the USA and big oil. I expect you know that, and that CAPP ‘n gang have your penis roped tight so that you give them everything they demand.
Triple Nasty Liar? Purpose of Steve Harper’s Trade Deal with China? Alberta Company Northern Cross Ltd. filed $2.2-billion lawsuit against Yukon government over frac moratorium CNBC’s Jim Cramer: “I’m done with fossil fuels … they’re just done. We’re starting to … Continue reading
Covid-19 cases in profit-before-public-health UK sky rocket: 28 new deaths in last 24 hours include 47 and 21 year olds, both with no underlying health conditions. Ontario: Two 20 year olds in ICU. It’s a powerful time to practice love – stay home, put others first!
2 more deaths, 170 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario as officials warn number could ‘go up again’, Province says there have been 15 deaths and 8 cases that are resolved by CBC News, Mar 26, 2020 … Of the … Continue reading
Must read on Covid-19 in New York by Craig Spencer MD MPH, Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine: “Hospitals are nearing capacity. We are running out of ventilators. Ambulance sirens don’t stop.” This will be the same in Canada.
Note: This thread is related to #Coronavirus #COVID19Follow the World Health Organization‘s instructions to reduce your risk of infection: 1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. 2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose … Continue reading
Nova Scotia: Big legal win by Sipekne’katik against Alton Natural Gas Storage LP and Minister of Environment
Compare this quick ruling (just one month, even in the Time of Corona) with Supreme Court of Canada taking a year to rule in Ernst vs AER on a much more simple matter. I suppose the nine judges had to … Continue reading
Why are more men getting Covid-19 than women? Too many men not washing their hands? Ordered into death camps by gov’ts like BC’s NDP? What happens in the toxic tarshit & Site C dam work camps when the virus invades, if not already there? What when workers take the virus home to their families, spreading it at Calgary’s airport on the way? Installing hand sanitation stations in camps now is way too late.
Much of the world no longer wants Alberta’s toxic tarshit. The work camps, and at Site C, need to be closed until the pandemic ends so as to protect workers and public health. Tarshit companies made billions and many oil … Continue reading
Covid-19: “And the people stayed home,” Cartoons, Pooh & Piglet prepare for quarantine, easy to understand videos. Peter Diamandis, MD: “We’re going to science the shit out of this virus!”
I’ve read in some research papers that the virus seems to like high blood sugar (who/what doesn’t?), perhaps thus why diabetics at high risk (other people at risk to, with impaired breathing/immune system, heart conditions, etc). Best that we do … Continue reading
They frac you, then abuse you and abuse you and abuse you. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. pulls out of talks in $5M lawsuit against frac-harmed Ray Kemble in what appears to be a nasty SLAPP
Gas driller pulls out of talks in $5M suit against resident by Associated Press, Mar 5, 2020, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette One of Pennsylvania’s largest gas drillers pulled out of settlement talks aimed at resolving its $5 million lawsuit against a resident … Continue reading