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Quebec Environmental Law Centre to aid Environnement Vert Plus and spokesperson, Pascal Bergeron, threatened with legal action by Pieridae Energy Ltd. for having shared *public* information vital to the **public interest** that the company wants kept secret even though it demanded nearly $1Billion from the public. Law centre Director Genevieve Paul: “This is akin to an attempted gag order that clearly aims to intimidate people who are mobilized.”

Non-profit Quebec law centre to aid environmental group targeted by Alberta oil firm by Patrice Bergeron, The Canadian Press Apr 10, 2021, Energetic City The Quebec Environmental Law Centre is coming to the aid of an environmental group targeted by … Continue reading

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How “law makers” put polluting corporations above the law.

Energy “regulators” copy deregulation in other jurisdictions. AER is 100% industry-funded and controlled, largely by Encana/Cenovus/Ovintiv. AER’s public interest mandate was removed after my lawsuit went public and the deregulator has no public health mandate. Republicans Introduce Bill Saying DEP … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania: More deregulation, subsidies and gifts ahead to benefit oil & gas polluters. Kids with cancer, be damned.

Republican Bills Again Seek To Make Road Dumping Of Conventional Drilling Wastewater Legal by PA Environment Digest, April 9, 2021 Senate and House Republicans last week introduced House Bill 1144 (Causer-R- Cameron) and Senate Bill 534 (Hutchinson-R-Venango) which would not … Continue reading

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Bully Big Oil, in this case Enbridge, above the law as usual, defying Michigan Governor Whitmer’s order, suing instead even though the company “failed for decades” to heed regulatory requirements, putting more than 700 miles of Great Lakes shoreline at risk if Line 5 spills.

Can a Pipeline Firm Defy a Governor’s Orders? Gretchen Whitmer Is About to Find Out, The ongoing battle between Enbridge Energy and the state of Michigan by Jena Brooker, April 8, 2021, Mother Jones As governor, Gretchen Whitmer vowed to … Continue reading

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Murray Klippenstein reportedly chased rich white COVID-denying law-violating Adam Skelly after abruptly quitting me and my public interest lawsuit. Are lawyers allowed to dump paying clients to chase others while lying and harming cases of clients dumped?

In 2018, my then lead lawyer Murray Klippenstein abruptly quit my lawsuit, blaming me for not having faith in the legal system even though he advised me in 2007 when he took on my case it would cost me more … Continue reading

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New Mexico Navajo Nation’s “fracking tsunami.” In USA, Enbridge pays police to harass Indigenous women; In Canada, public-funded police (and courts) harass women for oil and gas companies for free. Researchers increasingly believe exposure to trichloroethylene (used in frac’ing) is a cause of Parkinson’s Disease (fastest-growing neurological disorder in the world)

2020: How Militarizing Police Sets up Protesters as ‘the Enemy,’ A scholar and former officer traces the trend. It’s been building in Canada and the US for years by Tom Nolan (visiting associate professor of sociology at Emmanuel College Boston) … Continue reading

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Fossil fuel companies are job killers (and contaminate families, health, security, food, water, air, land, food and communities)

Fossil Fuel Companies Are Job Killers, New analysis shows the number of workers required per project will soon fall by 20 to 30 percent, even without a transition to renewables by Kate Aronoff, April 5, 2021, The New Republic … … Continue reading

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X University’s new Faculty of Law renamed Lincoln Alexander School of Law. Maybe, some day, Canadian courts will be equally represented with persons of colour and women, and less white men stuck on racism, colonialism, money and misogyny

X renames law school after the Honourable Lincoln Alexander, University pays tribute to Alexander’s legacy as a leader in the fight for racial equality by X Today, April 06, 2021 Lincoln Alexander was the first Black person to be elected … Continue reading

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Canada takes 9 years to fine Teck for contaminating waterways. Will Teck Pay? Given Teck’s history, unlikely. Is this just another pretend to regulate to make Albertans stop protesting coal mining in the Eastern Slopes? Lars Sander-Green: “What Teck and other mining companies have learned is not to worry about Environment Canada”

Failure to pay: $1.3B in fines dating back decades owed to provinces and territories, Hundreds of millions of dollars in fines for provincial offences go uncollected, sometimes for decades by Aaron Saltzman, Matthew Pierce, Albert Leung, CBC News, Mar 11, … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Canada takes 9 years to fine Teck for contaminating waterways. Will Teck Pay? Given Teck’s history, unlikely. Is this just another pretend to regulate to make Albertans stop protesting coal mining in the Eastern Slopes? Lars Sander-Green: “What Teck and other mining companies have learned is not to worry about Environment Canada”

“Ring around the Rosie” Catch 22: AER & Alberta Environment ping pong game benefits corporations and the rich. Energy Minister Sonia Savage: “No, that water is under the Alberta Environment and Park’s responsibility and the Alberta Energy Regulator makes decisions regarding coal projects and water was not going to be part of the coal policy review.”

Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: there must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect. – Frank Wilhoit Think Alberta regulators and politicians will protect … Continue reading

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Bravo! A bright light in Caveman Canada’s racist legal industry. Legal scholar Joshua Sealy-Harrington to teach at X ULaw: “The law is a powerful mediator and site of white supremacy and colonialism.”

I think Mr. Sealy-Harrington’s teaching and writing will undo some of the racist horrors and set backs caused by the Law Society of Ontario killing their Statement of Principals. Joshua Sealy-Harrington@JoshuaSealy April 3, 2021: Overjoyed to announce that I will … Continue reading

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US oil & gas companies took over $8 Billion in tax breaks then laid off thousands; In Canada too, especially Ovintiv/Cenovus/Encana

“Kenney the job killer.” Lyin’ thugs Steve Harper, Jason Kenney & Ralph Klein, etc. etc. etc., decimatin’ jobs, pensions, regulations, health & education to give $Billions to $Billion-profiting oil & gas companies (mostly foreign-owned), while hangin’ Canadians with pollution, infrastructure … Continue reading

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Congratulations Michael de Adder (Canada’s own) on your first cartoon in The Washington Post. “Who’s on trial?” What a start.

Congratulations also to The Washington Post for their brilliant new hire. Who’s on trial by Michael de Adder (my favourite cartoonist), March 31, 2021, The Washington Post Here it is colour: Michael de Adder lands political cartooning job with the … Continue reading

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Wood MacKenzie: No US LNG export projects expected in 2021, making it second year in a row facilities don’t get built as sponsors struggle to secure long-term contracts, Some projects may die

No U.S. LNG Export FIDs Predicted in 2021, Says Wood Mackenzie by Caroline Evans, March 31, 2021, Natural Gas Intelligence No U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects are expected to be sanctioned this year, marking the second year in a … Continue reading

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Biden administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure spending package could kill US coal and gas: In part by cutting “billions of dollars in subsidies, loopholes, and special foreign tax credits for the fossil fuel industry.”

Biden’s big infrastructure bill could doom the US coal and gas energy sector by Tim McDonnell, March 31, 2021, Quartz The White House released details of the Biden administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure spending package on Mar. 31. The package is focused … Continue reading

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Eagle Ford: Ovintiv/Encana sells leases for less than one-third of $3.1 billion it paid for them in 2014

Shale Driller Sells Leases for Third of What It Paid in 2014 by David Wethe, March 24, 2021, Bloomberg Markets Ovintiv Inc., the shale oil producer recently pressed by an activist investor to cut its debt load, agreed to sell … Continue reading

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Plainsmen Energy Inc v. Ovintiv Mid-Continent Inc: Suit alleges frac’ing by Ovintiv/Encana decreased oil production and flooding of frac fluids damaged property.

Where did Ovintiv Mid-Continent Inc come from? Cory v. Newfield Expl. Mid-Con, Inc. Opinion, April 12,2020 … Newfield Exploration Company merged with a wholly owned subsidiary of Encana Corporation, which is based in Canada. … After removal, Encana Corporation was … Continue reading

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“Good hygiene is essential to preventing the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus.” For that, one needs safe water which in my community, Encana/Ovintiv illegally frac’d, enabled by AER and Alberta gov’t. 17 years later, I remain living without safe water.

Ban on US water shutoffs could have prevented thousands of Covid deaths – study, Researchers say half a million infections might have been stopped if more states had suspended disconnections during pandemic by Nina Lakhani, 26 Mar 2021, The Guardian … Continue reading

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Prof Rebecca Harrington on frac quakes in western Canada: “The earthquakes do originate from industrial activities.” Research team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany) and McGill University (Canada) investigating when frac’ing shakes the earth

What happens underground during hydraulic fracturing by Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum, March 30, 2021, Phys.org A research team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and McGill University in Montreal is investigating what exactly happens underground when the earth in western Canada shakes as a result … Continue reading

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Is it possible to have an independent judiciary and the rule of law without democracy? It’s challenging enough *with* democracy, given human nature, racism, misogyny and the power of corporations, governments and the rich.

Independent judges are no protection against bad laws, m’lud, Perhaps if some of his friends had been jailed, Lord Sumption would share my misgivings about foreign lawyers fostering the pretence that we still enjoy the rule of law, writes Tim … Continue reading

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Jason Kenney/UCP vs BigFoot: Lying big oil pimping $120 Million War Room attacks a cartoon (even though Alberta had planned and plans to nuke bitumen & there are plans to frac with nuclear waste).

Malcolm Mayes cartoon, Edmonton Journal, March 30, 2021 Stupidly and expensively spun for us via the liars at UCP’s $30 million a year War Room that propagandizes for billion dollar profit-raping oil and gas companies (mostly foreign-owned), name later changed … Continue reading

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War Room #2 start-up under Alberta Environment? What will they call it? The Canadian Environment Centre? Netflix must be thrilled.

First, watch and listen (make sure sound is on, and volume up), 1:13 Min. Halfvaxxed Albertan.@Govman01 Mar 12 Replying to @vote4robgill and @jkenney Oh My God I think I just laughed up a kidney. Subsequent tweet (sputter sputter, too much … Continue reading

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Wall Street tepid for frac’er Vine Energy Inc., carrying $1.22 billion in debt, led by past Encana execs. In 2020, Vine reported unadjusted $252.2 million in losses; refinancing unsecured notes due 2023 could prove challenging.

Pure-play shale gas driller Vine gets chilly reception on Wall Street by Bill Holland, March 18, 2021, S&P Global Market Intelligence Haynesville shale gas producer Vine Energy Inc. tested the market’s waters in the first oil and gas IPO in … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court gives gas industry big victory, Rules in favour of frac royalty cheaters (Anadarko, Chesapeake), Kills Attorney General’s anti-trust lawsuit. Jackie Root: “It just seems like ruling after ruling is coming down in favor of the oil and gas companies, handing them all the cards and all the money.”

Pa. Supreme Court ruling erodes Marcellus Shale royalty cheating case by Laura Legere, March 26, 2021, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the attorney general cannot use the state’s consumer protection law to make claims on behalf … Continue reading

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New York Senate Passes Hoylman Bill to Ban the Use of Fracking Byproducts as Highway De-Icing Agents

“What will they do with all the frac waste?” people asked Ernst on her speaking tours.”They will make us eat and drink it,” Ernst replied. (And later we find out: drive, walk, run, bike on it) NY Senate Passes Hoylman … Continue reading

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“When does no mean no?” (To a rapist, never.) Lethbridge & Calgary said “NO!” to frac’ing; Albertans say “NO!” to mining of the Easter Slopes. Go home Ozzie coal. NO means NO!

The Power of NO! Huge VICTORY by the people, businesses, community and City of Lethbridge: Goldenkey withdraws from Penny Project All courageously and firmly said “NO!” to frac’ing in the City of Lethbridge The Power of “No” Review of presentation … Continue reading

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Canada: Access to (In)justice is excellent and incredibly expensive. Joshua Sealy-Harrington: “The next time someone asks you about access to justice, ask them what they mean by justice.”

Civil Litigation Case(s): Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7 Access to (In)justice: A critical race reflection by Joshua Sealy-Harrington, March 24, 2021, The Lawyer’s Daily It is a privilege to be invited by the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin to write … Continue reading

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“Bad Corporate Citizen” Pieridae, after demanding nearly $1Billion of public’s money (during a pandemic no less) while promoting dubious Goldboro LNG in Nova Scotia, now threatens legal action to silence concerned citizens. Bradley Toms: “If there’s one way to show you’ve got bad intentions it’s threatening a SLAPP lawsuit against people who are just repeating things that you’ve said.”

Dear Mr. Alfred Sorenson: If LNG and carbon capture were economical and clean, no oil and gas company would need the public’s money. Keep your grubby greedy mitts off our money and pensions, and stuff your zombie project into the … Continue reading

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How many companies, regulators, police, lawyers and judges enable harm to women and bully and harm women directly?

A tiny sampling of men in positions of power since I began speaking out about frac harms: Gwyn Morgan was CEO of Encana (now Ovintiv) and led the company to rape Rosebud’s fresh water aquifers that supply my community and … Continue reading

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The big picture of violence against women

Sarah Boesveld@sarahboesveld March 24, 2021: A woman in Kitchener, Ont gets fined for sharing documents with trusted friends & family about her own court case; a teenager in Britain fined for reporting her stalker to police five times before being … Continue reading

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Catholic Pedophile Church in Action: Estimates of more than 10,000 child victims in France. “Their stories are a true memorial of pain. Entire lives have been devastated.” Time to “cancel” Rape Religion?

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says to avoid Johnson & Johnson vaccine if possible by Jaclyn Peiser and Michelle Boorstein, March 3, 2021, The Washington Post On Tuesday, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged Catholics to avoid taking the Johnson … Continue reading

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Frac fluids and those injected for enhanced oil recovery (including under guise of carbon capture) and gas storage don’t stay put either.

Why Frack Wastewater Injected Underground Doesn’t Always Stay There by Julie Grant, March 19, 2021, The Allegheny Front Salty wastewater produced by fracking for oil and gas has to go somewhere. Often, it’s injected into disposal wells deep underground. But … Continue reading

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Brilliant comment by kootzie to coal propaganda in BOE Report: “Tainted apologism for unrestrained assaults on Alberta by a hired petro-stooge who will write anything to carve off a chunk of the project management pie.”

kootzie on March 19, 2021: Tainted apologism for unrestrained assaults on Alberta by a hired petro-stooge who will write anything to carve off a chunk of the project management pie. https://energynow.ca/2020/1… I challenge you to fabricate some disingenuous dishonest rationalizations … Continue reading

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Big Tobacco had to pay $206B. Is Big Oil next? Trade associations like American Petroleum Institute are “really just engines of deception.” Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers too.

If “justice” is this dirty in America relating to harms to the public done by the oil and gas industry, how dirty is it in Canada? Whose idea/instruction was it for Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella to defame … Continue reading

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Caveman Canada hits a sexual assault victim again, to protect our perverted legal system. Sara Casselman: “This is our justice system folks. A survivor in our community was fined yesterday for sharing a transcript of the judge’s ruling *in her favour* with her friends and family.”

Jonathan Sher@SherOnHealth: Crown prosecutor Brian White recommends and Ontario Justice Thomas McKay fines victim of sexual assault $2,000 and orders her to pay $600 victim surcharge for disclosing HER name to friends/family. Canadian justice shields the system, not victims. Sara … Continue reading

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Only In Alberta: Vulgar corporate welfare and selective non regulation for oil and gas companies, many foreign owned. $245 Million in municipal taxes unpaid by oil and gas companies

Energy companies that owe property taxes should not get new licences: Red Deer County mayor, $245 million in outstanding taxes owed to Alberta municipalities by Paul Cowley, Mar. 16, 2021, Red Deer Advocate The Alberta Energy Regulator should refuse to … Continue reading

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Corporate lies and abuse, everywhere. Australia Adani’s Carmichael Mine: “They were really good when they wanted something, but now they’ve got it, they’re treating us with arrogance and total disrespect”

Tensions escalate between Bravus and Isaac community as grazier takes on multinational company by Angela Parsons, March 17, 2021, ABC Tropical North The peace and quiet of rural cattle stations north of Clermont, in central Queensland, has been shattered as … Continue reading

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More Oil & Gas Industry Pollution Health Harm Cover-up. Kert Davies: “We’ve seen the oil and gas industry’s disinformation campaign come full circle with the renewed attacks on research that tells us what we’ve known for decades – air pollution kills”

How does the oil and gas industry get away with harming so many of us for decades? Synergy; money (companies offer to take over studies/investigations and finance them); corrupting/controlling academia and “experts;” regulators deregulating while promising better regulation; and their … Continue reading

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Cenovus (Encana/Ovintiv spawn): Taking COVID relief to keep workers working, greedily and cruelly laying off thousands instead.

The Breakdown@TheBreakdownAB So to recap… Alberta lost a corporate head office, a major O&G employer cut ~1000 jobs and they’re letting the pastor out who broke the law multiple times & are withdrawing charges & all @jkenney wants to talk … Continue reading

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Vatican decrees Catholic Church into a pedophile twist: Opposes gay marriage while helping gay priests rape thousands of boys.

Imagine if the gay priests impregnated the boys they rape around the world. “If men could become pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.” ~ Florynce Kennedy Catholic Pedophile Church in Action: Estimates of more than 10,000 child victims in France. … Continue reading

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Self regulation in Bloomfield, New Mexico: Harvest Midstream gets to “discuss” resolution, $187,400 penalty reduced to $92,500 for contaminating water with natural gas and not reporting it.

AER fined Encana/Ovintiv $0 for intentionally, illegally frac’ing Rosebud, Alberta drinking water aquifers, contaminating them with gas and more, and keeping it secret. No fine, not even after the community water tower exploded, seriously injuring and hospitalizing the water manager. … Continue reading

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Oil patch hot potato: Walk from billions in clean up costs. “It’s the public who loses.” Frac’ers, including Encana/Ovintiv, working to reduce debt and keep investors from fleeing.

Oil and Gas Firms Are Saddling States with Billions in Cleanup Costs, “It’s like a game of hot potato.” by Nick Bowlin The problem is much worse in Alberta, thanks to law violating, no duty of care, corporate crime enabler, … Continue reading

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Yukon Territorial election called; wiping out the frac moratorium

WILL THERE BE FRACKING IN THE YUKON? by Donald J. Roberts, March 2021 Newsletter, Yukoners Concerned  Please be aware that  the 2021 Yukon Territorial election has been called and that means the“NO FRACKING” MORITORIUM IS CANCELLED. Chance Oil and Gas … Continue reading

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New drilling moratorium needed

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Legal experts question Beverley McLachlin’s position at Hong Kong court; Amir Attaran: “[Her] judgment is deeply lacking – like shamefully – if she thinks it propitious to become a judge in Hong Kong at its peak of its repression. … So what possible good can she do by being there, and collaborating in emergent tyranny? Her moral compass is totally demagnetized.”

Amir Attaran@profamirattaran Replying to @profamirattaran Fact: “In February, the Court of Final Appeal said it did not have the jurisdiction to constitutionally review the National Security Law.” So what possible good can she do by being there, and collaborating in … Continue reading

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Bravo! Alberta Teachers’ Association file lawsuit against UCP to try protect teachers’ $19.3 Billion retirement fund (about 84,000 members) from sleazy, mega money losing, frac fingers AIMCo

ATA Files Legal Challenge on Pensions Press Release by Alberta Teachers Association, March 12, 2021 A ministerial order on teacher pension management is unreasonable and should be declared invalid by the courts, argues a legal application submitted for filing by … Continue reading

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Entire PA Senate Republican Caucus files lawsuit to overturn Delaware River Basin Commission frac ban

16 Members Of PA Senate Democratic Caucus Filed Motion To Intervene In PA Senate Republican Caucus Legal Challenge To Delaware River Basin Commission Natural Gas Fracking Ban by David E. Hess, March 12, 2021, PA Environment Digest Blog On March … Continue reading

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Ohio: U.S. District Judge Michael Watson blocks new oil & gas leasing & frac’ing in Wayne National Forest, prohibits new surface disturbances on existing leases, and prohibits water withdrawals from Little Muskingum River for already approved drilling, saying the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management had “demonstrated a disregard for the different types of impacts caused by fracking in the Forest. The agencies made decisions premised on a faulty foundation.”

Federal judge blocks new fracking in Wayne National Forest by The Lawrence Herald, March 12, 2021 COLUMBUS — A federal judge on Monday blocked new oil and gas leasing and fracking in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest, according to a news … Continue reading

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“Toxic masculinity” in the patch: All frac’d up in North Dakota: New book, The Good Hand, by Michael Patrick F. Smith

All fracked up: A debut memoir wrestles with toxic masculinity in the oil fields, Michael Patrick F. Smith’s ‘The Good Hand’ offers sharp observations on North Dakota’s extraction industry by Jason Christian, Feb. 17, 2021, High Country News Courtesy Penguin … Continue reading

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Yet another dirty judge? Farley Toothman, who let serial oilfield wastewater dumper Robert Allan Shipman walk (98 criminal counts charged against Shipman and 77 charges against his company across six counties from 2003 to 2009), claims health issues could impede him from testifying at his misconduct trial.

Toothman claims ‘health issues’ could impede him from testifying at misconduct trial by Mike Jones, March 11, 2021, Observer-Reporter Former Greene County judge Farley Toothman is shown in his chambers in this file photo by Mike Jones WAYNESBURG – Former … Continue reading

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Poor baby Shell, threatening to run away because of Nigeria harm lawsuits, just like pouting Encana/Ovintiv when any authority dares mention regulating polluters or raising royalties/permit fees to pay for cleanup that companies refuse to do.

Nigeria’s Lawsuits Against Shell Could Cause Oil Major Exodus by Viktor Katona, Mar 10, 2021, Oil Price Judging from recent headlines, Nigeria has unleashed one of the most spectacular legal attacks on one of its key oil and gas investors, … Continue reading

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Rule of Law abuses Canadians to service one rich white American. B.C. Appeal Court gives Stan Kroenke – one of richest men in the world – right to stop anglers from accessing two “public” lakes. Our lawyers, judges and politicians insist they serve the public interest. Pffft.

The court is most merciful when the accused is most rich. Proverb U.S. billionaire wins battle to keep anglers off his giant ranch near Merritt, Stan Kroenke wins battle to stop anglers from accessing lakes on his ranch, even though … Continue reading

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But, but, they promised frac’ing us would make everyone rich! 1,000 gas wells later, Greene Co PA going broke. Will a judge give it $Billions in magic money as given to frac’ers? I doubt it.

Judge lets Chesapeake escape bankruptcy, sets free $7 Billion in debt, gives “big payday” to some, says to CEO Robert Lawler: “To remember that a lot of people have suffered a lot of pain for Chesapeake to have a second … Continue reading

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Loving, incredible, powerful, beautiful obit for David Schindler, filled with love, science, wonder and water, by Andrew Nikiforuk in The Tyee, of course.

Condolences to Dr. Schindler’s loved ones. Comment in from USA: “Epic.” David Schindler, the Scientific Giant Who Defended Fresh Water, Among the world’s greatest ecologists, his boreal research has touched all of our lives by Andrew Nikiforuk, March 9, 2021, … Continue reading

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And, the winner is … drum roll … Chesapeake (and the new ombudsperson). Attorney General Josh Shapiro settles with shyster frac company for $5.3 Million for royalty restitution for PA landowners. Who pays for the $7 Billion in magic money given to Chesapeake by the bankruptcy judge?

AG Shapiro, Chesapeake Energy Reach Settlement Amid Bankruptcy Press Release by Office of the Attorney General Josh Shapiro, March 8, 2021 Shapiro Ensures Protections for Landowners Moving Forward TUNKHANNOCK, PA—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that the Pennsylvania Office of … Continue reading

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Investors v. Frac’ers: Two lawsuits filed, one against Apache Corp, one against Range Resources for making shit up (like Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella, AER, Alberta gov’t, and Encana/Ovintiv). Do frac’ers ever tell the truth?

TXsharon@TXsharon to Justin Mikulka March 9, 2021: Put the executives in the slammer. Justin Mikulka@JustinMikulka: If oil companies promise investors they can produce oil that isn’t really there, should they be held responsible? What if there is evidence from employees … Continue reading

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Is Noise Pollution the Next Big Public-Health Crisis? Research shows that loud noise can have significant impact on human health and devastate ecosystems. “The first thing that has to happen is love.”

Sounds of Silence: The Extinction Crisis Is Taking Away the Earth’s Music by Tara Lohan, The Revelator, Mar. 01, 2021, Ecowatch What does a biodiversity crisis sound like? You may need to strain your ears to hear it. In the … Continue reading

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Does frac’ing kill kids?

When the Kids Started Getting Sick, After pressure from families, Pennsylvania has launched studies into whether fracking can be linked to local illnesses by Eliza Griswold, March 2, 2021, The New Yorker The home of Janice and Kurt Blanock, in … Continue reading

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Environmental and public health groups ask Pennsylvania Dept. of Health to expand scope of studies on frac health harms to include facilities that handle waste (often radioactive).

Groups want fracking waste included in health study, U. of Pittsburgh researchers slated to conduct 3-year study by Reid Frazier, March 5, 2021, State Impact Environmental and public health advocates want the Pennsylvania Department of Health to expand the scope … Continue reading

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Judge David Hittner imposes record $14.25 million pollution penalty against ExxonMobil, rejecting the company’s “act of God” defense. “We call on Exxon to finally stop its scorched-earth litigation tactics, pay its penalty and drop these endless appeals.”

Federal Judge again orders record penalty against Exxon for thousands of Clean Air Act Violations Press Release by Environment Texas, March 2, 2021 HOUSTON – In yet another loss for ExxonMobil Corporation in a historic and long-running environmental enforcement case, … Continue reading

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