Category Archives: Global Frac News
Pegagus Scandal: Have you been hacked and spied on by Israeli company NSO Group’s spyware sold to your gov’t and or agencies like AER?
My favourite quotes: Part 1: “….like living inside the condom.” Part 2: “The question is going to be, ‘Who have they missed?’” Part 2: “If you publish anything, we will sue you.” Part 2: “….it could not happen without the … Continue reading
This article has some translation glitches, but is excellent with stunning photos. Aftenposten, based in Oslo, is Norway’s largest printed newspaper by circulation. I too, am afraid of the future. I grieve daily for the endless harms humans cause while … Continue reading
SARS-CoV-2 in 2022: Outstanding reporting by Andrew Nikiforuk, and courage by The Tyee for publishing his works. Complete with nasty backlash from anti-public health, pro-corporate-rape-&-pillage-for-profit bullies (COVID liars, minimizers, and deniers).
Thank you Mr. Nikiforuk and The Tyee. I believe there are citizens alive today and COVID-free because of your diligent reporting and the experts willing to honestly warn us about the virus. It’s not just a cold, it’s not just … Continue reading
Best quote of 2022: “To me, reconciliation’s all bullshit,” Simogyet (Chief) Neekt, George Muldoe, in line to take hereditary name Delgamuukw.
A Groundbreaking Indigenous Rights Decision, 25 Years Later, The Delgamuukw-Gisday’wa case had impact around the world. What has it done for the nations who fought it? by Amanda Follett Hosgood, 11 Dec 2022, TheTyee.ca “To me, reconciliation’s all bullshit.” – … Continue reading
Frac’ing on its way out: “We’re going to run out of inventory in the next four to six years.” Will the shysters leave anything but ruin behind?
“A proportion (25% to 100%) of the water used in hydraulic fracturing is not recovered, and consequently this water is lost permanently to re-use, which differs from some other water uses in which water can be recovered and processed for … Continue reading
Fresh Frac Hell: Frac’ers dumped waste from wells with PFAS across Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia. Regulators refuse to test for PFAS, even after spills. How many wells in Canada were/are frac’d with PFAS and the waste dumped on our foodlands? How many by illegal aquifer frac’er Encana/Ovintiv?
Hello AER: Anyone looking? No? I didn’t think so. AER didn’t even look after they were sent documented evidence of crimes by Encana/Ovintiv intentionally directly frac’ing in community drinking water aquifers, with many drinking water wells thereafter contaminated. AER “dickheads” … Continue reading
Home on Native Land – RAVEN & Sentinel Description Home on Native Land is a self-guided course about Indigenous justice in Canada. Through a series of 10 videos, cartoons & lessons, people are invited to take a walk down the … Continue reading
Los Angeles City Council votes unanimously to ban new oil & gas wells and close existing ones to *protect health of residents*
Hello Canada. Are you paying attention? March 12, 2014: Cochrane Interpipeline Gas Plant NW of Calgary (where polluter CEOs and deregulators at AER live and breath) Diary of a frac’d resident in NEBC. Damn It Premier Horgan, find some humanity! … Continue reading
Nov 29, 2022 Cabot Oil & Gas on Criminal Docket. Public invited to Montrose PA main courtroom to hear AG read off each of 15 criminal charges against the frac’er for polluting waters of Dimock and hear Cabot’s guilty plea. Families have endured polluted water for 14 years. No such justice for Canadians suffering illegal acts by Encana/Ovintiv.
Cabot Oil & Gas, like most criminal oil and gas frac’ers, changed it’s spots via a merger after the criminal charges were filed against the company. Cabot is now Coterra Energy Inc. I believe companies do this to muddy their … Continue reading
West Texas Permian frac field: 5.4M earthquake, 6.9km depth “likely caused by oil and gas industry activity.” Felt in Fort Davis in the mountains and as far away as State of Ohio! Even after industry reduces injection, frac quakes get bigger and bigger and bigger …
M 5.4 – 38 km WSW of Mentone, Texas Responses vs Time Plot (2,163 responses within 24 hours): Some areas reported moderate to strong shaking with light damages. As of Nov 17, 2022, over 2000 felt reports have been submitted, … Continue reading
New Freeport Pennsylvania: EQT Frack Hit (last June); Gas contaminated water for Thanksgiving, enabled by DEP. “Ongoing testing shows that the water for dozens of households is unsafe to drink”
Donate to the food bank water bank. Frac’d Thanksgiving = water for frac’ers, judges, politicos and regulators, but not you and yours. Don’t fret, eventually, frac’ers and their enablers will have toxic gas-contaminated water too, that burns their skin, corrodes … Continue reading
Pennsylvania Frac Lawsuit Latkanich v Chevron et. al., family contaminated with high levels benzene and toluene, PFAS “forever chemicals” and more. Brian Laktanich: “They gotta stop poisoning people”
To read the Statement of Claim, background on the case and view galling photos: LANDMARK LAWSUIT: Latkanich v Chevron, EQT, PFAS Defendants November 7, 2022 by bobscaping Lawsuit by Washington County homeowner says fracking caused “forever chemicals” to contaminate his … Continue reading
Governor Tom Wolf’s Fracking Legacy by bobscaping, Nov 4, 2022 Stephen Caruso of Spotlight PA reports on November 3, 2020: Tom Wolf signs $2 billion tax package that encourages natural gas production in Pa. – Despite the size of the … Continue reading
Tenth Annual Shale & Public Health Conference Tuesday, November 15, 2022&Wednesday, November 16, 2022from noon to 4pm EST The conference is presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of … Continue reading
1940: Frac’ing Stoney Creek New Brunswick with nitroglycerin in Oil and Natural Gas in New Brunswick: Historical and Current Industry-related Activities 2013: Brief review of threats to Canada’s groundwater from the oil and gas industry’s methane migration and hydraulic fracturing Includes … Continue reading
Shervin Hajipour’s Baraye: “Because of woman! Life! Freedom!” Real freedom! (Not that which old white mostly male privileged violent extreme right racist Canadian f*cker truckers demand for themselves but want no one else to have) “Because of man! Homeland! Prosperity!” (For all, not just the misogynistic and rich)
“Because of the banned girl who wished she’d been born a boy.” Shervin Hajipour Coldplay: “We believe as a band that everybody should be able to be themselves, as long as you don’t hurt anybody else. So we fully send … Continue reading
SPECIAL PROTECTION WATERSHEDS: Victims of Repeated Abuse and Lingering Pollution in Pennsylvania. Brought to you by The Fracker, every day & night, not just on Halloween.
On Saturday, David Hess published a blog about microplastics being found in ALL of Pennsylvania’s BEST trout streams tested. This disturbing news revived my memories of repeated fracking spills into our county’s Special Protection watersheds, over one 4 year period, … Continue reading
We must reconcile by doing, not with endless empty promises and big lies. And we must punt all racist judges (and stop putting them on the bench).
The [email protected]: Country that took 11 days to mourn symbol of colonialism takes day to honour victims of colonialism Global Round Dance “Utter disgust” at retired judge Brian Giesbrecht’s “filth” telling us “to move on” from 215 Indigenous children found … Continue reading
Happy 60th to Silent Spring By Sandra Steingraber, PhD, Senior Scientist at SEHN Rachel Carson’s book on the toxicological properties of 19 pesticides is almost as old as I am. Published sixty years ago, on September 27, 1962, Silent Spring … Continue reading
Liar liar, oil & gas patch pants on fire: What will Rape & Pillage Canada do with this complaint? It’s easy to fine coffee, not so easy to punish oil and gas. They’re above the law and God, after all.
$10 million complaint flagging advertising by the Canadian Gas Association is filed today with the Competition Bureau by Canadian doctors, nurses and public health advocates Press Release by CAPE, September 27, 2022 Industry lobby group for Enbridge, ATCO, Fortis and … Continue reading
Twenty years later, I’m still waiting for EnCana’s then CEO, Gywn Morgan, to apologize for frac’ing Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers and to fix them!
2005: National Post Business features EnCana’s CEO Gwyn Morgan in its March issue: “What does Gwyn Morgan know that the rest of us don’t?” We didn’t know that a year earlier, Morgan-led EnCana intentionally illegally secretly frac’d Rosebud’s drinking water … Continue reading
Zelensky to Russia, Sept 11, 2022: “Cold, hunger, darkness and thirst are not as frightening and deadly for us as your friendship and brotherhood.”
“Do you still think we are one people? Do you still think you can scare us, break us, force us to make concessions? Don’t you really get it? Don’t you understand who we are? What we stand for? What we … Continue reading
New Film: Blowout: Dimock, Pennsylvania. Who’s Next? Already f*cked in Canada: Wheatley, Norfolk, Indian Hills, Leamington and more in Ontario; Rosebud, Redland, Wetaskiwin, Ponoka, Calgary, Spirit River, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Fox Creek, Calmar, Lloydminster and more in Alberta; Hudson’s Hope, Farmington, Rose Prairie and more in British Columbia; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Nova Scotia; etc. etc. etc.
Water well driller to Ray Kemble: “That ain’t air Bubba, that’s gas.” Craig and July Sautner show and explain the air separator Cabot installed on their contaminated water supply. Alberta Environment instructed Bruce Jack from Spirit River to install a … Continue reading
North Dakota Supreme Court, Precedent setting ruling: Encana/Ovintiv (Newfield Exploration) did the Hanky Panky (again), underpaid $millions in royalties to the state.
I expect Encana/Ovintiv will win if the company appeals to Trump’s supremely oily republican religious court of the USA. North Dakota high court backs state in oil company dispute by James MacPherson, Sept 2, 2022, AP News BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) … Continue reading
Honduras: Father Melo on his award for defending human rights, environmental conservation and freedom of expression: “This won’t shut me up.”
Este premio no me callará la boca: Padre Melo Press Release by Radio Progreso, September 1, 2022 Tras anunciar que aceptará el reconocimiento aprobado por el Congreso Nacional, el sacerdote jesuita Ismael Moreno, dijo en Radio Progreso que con dicho … Continue reading
LSO, self regulator of lawyers “is a shield for corrupt lawyers.” Yup, and it licences known convicted pedophiles giving them protected access to children.
Amir Attaran @profamirattaran August 27, 2022: The @LawSocietyLSO does not deserve to be called a regulator of lawyers. It is a shield for corrupt lawyers. But what do you expect from an organization of lawyers “regulating” other lawyers? Jacob Shelley … Continue reading
Unnecessary Noise: “The cruel absence of care” living invaded by Encana/Ovintiv’s (now Lynx) frac compressors for 20 years with my legal right to quiet enjoyment of home and land violated.
Encana/Ovintiv’s unlawful noisy belching compressors (13 around Rosebud alone, hundreds in the county) have invaded my body, mind, soul and home for decades and violate my legal right to quiet enjoyment of my home and land (I bought my place … Continue reading
Rio Grand Valley: Two county judges issued declarations of disaster in response to increasingly severe water shortage, yet, frac’ers keep frac’ing, permanently losing 25 to 100% of water injected
Scorched border counties downstream of depleted Falcon Lake face ‘threat of imminent disaster’ by Pablo De La Rosa, August 12, 2022, Texas Public Radio. Carolina Cuellar contributed to this report. Two county judges in the Rio Grande Valley issued declarations … Continue reading
New study by Yale School of Public Health researchers: Kids born within two km (1.24 mi) of frac sites were two to three times more likely to be diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia between ages 2 and 7. A known cause is benzene, released by oil and gas activities into air and water. Dr. Cassandra Clark: “The magnitude of the elevated risk that we observed was fairly striking.”
2012: Alberta mother of three, Kimberly Mildenstein (wearing “Frack Off Cancer” T-shirt) attends Mountain View County Clr Paddy Munro’s presentation on frac’ing: Children living near Pa. fracking sites are at increased risk of leukemia, study finds by Susan Phillips, Aug … Continue reading
Four brutal years ago today, on August 18, 2018, my “public interest” lawyers, lead Murray Klippenstein and trainee, Cory Wanless, pissed on the rules of their profession, lied to me, and abruptly quit my lawsuit while not quitting cases taken … Continue reading
New Report by Will Koop: “When the People Shout No!” to Oil & Gas in the Fraser Valley, B.C. (all Hell breaks loose), Dedicated to Joyce Nelson.
WHEN THE PEOPLE SHOUT NO! The Friends of the Fraser Valley and the Five Waves of Petroleum Exploration in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia 1914 – 1994 by Will Koop, August 15, 2022, B.C. Tap Water Alliance Short version of … Continue reading
Michigan, Wixom: Don’t touch the water! Several thousand gallons carcinogen hexavalent chromium “released” (dumped?) by Tribar Manufacturing into sewer system, then Huron River
Video at link: State Officials Say Testing Continues After Huron River Chemical Spill, Preliminary Results Detect No Presence It’s easy for industry and regulators, notably those controlled by industry, to sample to intentionally avoid detection of toxic chemicals. Alberta Environment … Continue reading
Pennsylvania: Allegheny County Co votes 12-3 to ban frac’ing in county parks (Bravo!), overrides Executive Rich Fitzerald’s veto, first county-wide no-frac legislation in the state, protecting 12,000 acres across 12 watersheds
Excellent photos showing what the courageous county council is preventing in the parks: Allegheny County Council Overrides Fitzgerald Veto on Park Fracking Ban by bobscaping, July 20, 2022 “Nothing changed in the past 14 days about the nature of fracking, … Continue reading
Pennsylvania Senate Hearing: Large, growing, consistent, compelling body of evidence shows frac’ing negatively impacts public health; PA must act. Ten years later, Health Canada still won’t publicly release their frac hazard study. In Canada, frac panel members lie, ignore evidence; authorities refuse to study cumulative harms; “regulators” like AER refuse to enforce the law while engaging in fraud to serve law-violating polluters (most foreign owned) and further abuse the harmed.
Senate Hearing: Body Of Evidence Is ‘Large, Growing,’ ‘Consistent’ And ‘Compelling’ That Shale Gas Development Is Having A Negative Impact On Public Health; PA Must Act by David E. Hess, PA Environment Digest Blog The following testimony on unconventional shale … Continue reading
20022 05 09: Morten Morland Times Cartoon The Kyiv [email protected] May 8, 2022: Canada to provide Ukraine with $1.5 billion per year, anti-tank equipment. President Volodymyr Zelensky said “Canada is second only to the United States in terms of aid,” … Continue reading
Climate Courts: Let trials proceed without gov’ts if politicians care so little about rights of youth and fail to show up or are too ashamed about giving the rich and corporate polluters everything and nothing to our kids and their future.
In my experience of Canadian judges and lawyers, and the system’s expensive procedures intentionally created to keep ordinary citizens out, youth would do a much better job than any court in Canada could, or would ever try to. Canadian courts … Continue reading
Compendium 8 on Harms of Frac’ing & Associated Infrastructure: “The only method of mitigating its grave threats to public health and the climate is a complete and comprehensive ban on fracking.” No evidence was found showing “fracking can be practiced in a manner that does not threaten human health directly or without imperiling climate stability upon which human health depends.”
Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking and Associated Gas and Oil Infrastructure by Physicians for Social Responsibility and Concerned Health Professionals of New York, April 28, 2022 Eighth Edition PSR is proud to … Continue reading
Excellent Canadian made documentary! The Man Who Accidentally Killed The Most People In History 24:56 Min. by Veritasium, April 22, 2022 One scientist caused two environmental disasters and the deaths of millions. A part of this video is sponsored by … Continue reading
Easter rips down statue of soviet marshal Georgy Zhukov, “the butcher,” after Russia’s Moskva sinks. Brute Putin next. Slava Ukraini!
Defence of [email protected] government organization April 16, 2022: For Ukrainian warriors a torn turret of a russian tank is not only a symbol of inevitable victory, but a piece of contemporary art too. We already have quite a collection! Photo … Continue reading
Australia High Court “full bench of dinosaurs” unanimously rules Environment Minister owes no duty of care to protect youth from climate change when assessing fossil fuel projects (similar to Alberta courts ruling AER owes no duty of care to residents harmed by companies, not even when their drinking water supplies are illegally frac’d)
Ntina [email protected]: courts won’t save us Of course not! In most cases, the legal industry (called a “justice” system to con the masses) does not serve the citizenry or a livable environment, it serves the rich, dirty (including “sex pest” … Continue reading
Fox Creek, Alberta: TC Energy P/L leak, ignition and fire. Was it caused by cumulative frac quake/frac hit harms? Is the gas sour from industry souring formations with thousands of massive fracs of untreated contaminated surface water?
A few of the comments: Martin Yan: maybe all those earthquakes they get shifted something. Al Millar: Self regulated . Phony emission reports and more . TC energy , no surprise . Maybe the company can demand $ 1.3 Billion … Continue reading
Colorado: After thousands harmed, Bill introduced for an Act on Oversight of *All* (not just some frac) Chemicals Used in Oil & Gas Production (to also disallow trade secrets). Will the oil & gas industry and the rich (judges included) allow this to pass?
Even after sacrificing 18 years and $400,000.00 of my life long savings (and more in kind donations from others concerned about frac’ing), and being betrayed by the courts and my backstabbing quitting lawyers, Murray Klippenstein and Cory Wanless (that did … Continue reading
Russia’s Illegal War: Street Mural in Kyiv by Ukrainian artist Sasha Korban, “We will stand, we will win.”
Sasha Korban’s post and call for donations *** Euromaidan [email protected]: According to the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion🔹78% Russians support Putin, actions (13% don’t)🔹 74% Russians approve of his decision to attack Ukraine (17% don’t)🔹89% trust Russian … Continue reading
Match made in Hell: Calgary-based killer Calfrac supports Putin’s illegal war, rape & pillage in Ukraine; Frac giants Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, Halliburton too. No wonder: invading, rape & pillage is what frac’ers do.
So, since the war began govt’s & corps have been trying to find a way to stop using Russian oil…which gives Putin $800 million/day to finance the war. And here is Calfrac helping them extract it. Wow. I felt like … Continue reading
Thank you for remembering and this beautiful card; I am humbled and honoured. It was a brutal 20-year journey filled with stunning betrayals by Encana/Ovintiv; AER; Alberta Environment; politicians provincially and federally; NGOs – notably Pembina Institute, Suzuki Fdn, Council … Continue reading
2022 02 22: Mark Lanegan, Screaming Trees singer, dies at 57 … The American singer, born and raised in rural eastern Washington state, had survived a battle with Covid-19 that left him in and out of a coma for months-long … Continue reading
Excellent clip on COVID-19 and immunity: Toronto Emergency Physician Dr. Kashif Pirzada, interviews Dr. Anthony Leonardi, T-cell Immunologist
The T-cells are not alright – an interview with Dr. Anthony Leonardi, T-cell researcher 91 Min by Dr. Kashif Pirzada, MD, recorded Jan 8, 2022, posted Feb 20, 2022 In the first installment of a series by Masks4Canada, we explore … Continue reading
Little Orphan Wells on the Prairies *and* in BC *and* in Quebec *and* in the Maritimes *and* souring and blowing up towns in Ontario … And intentional and accidental fracs, spills and leaks (including fake pollution solution Carbon Capture & Storage) leaking gases and toxic chemicals into groundwater …
Look deeper by Ed Janicki, Letter to the Editor Globe and Mail, Feb 7, 2022 Re Little Orphan Oil Well On The Prairie (Editorial, Jan. 28): Cost estimates for remediation are likely to be much higher if we consider a … Continue reading
Frac Science Compendium 8 to be released soon. Sandra Steingraber & Carmi Orenstein: “The more we learn about fracking…the worse it looks. Fracking is a villain, not a hero….” (R. Kennedy Jr., Sierra Club, other NGOs pimped frac’ing for polluters)
Preventing the Preventable Suffering by The Science and Environmental Health Network Table of Contents 1. Editor’s Note: On Preventing the Preventable Suffering 2. The Fracking Science Compendium: Eighth Edition 3. Toxicology: The Language of Hazardous and Broken Dreams … Editor’s … Continue reading
A first: Harvard study links frac’ing air pollution to early deaths among nearby residents, both up and downwind of wells. The Guardian: “This would mean thousands of premature deaths linked to the oil and gas boom….”
For the First Time, a Harvard Study Links Air Pollution From Fracking to Early Deaths Among Nearby Residents, The researchers studied more than 15 million Medicare beneficiaries living in all major fracking regions and gathered data from more than 2.5 … Continue reading
Gas Stoves in the US Emit Methane Equivalent to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Half a Million Cars, Cooking with gas is heating up the climate and filling some homes with hazardous nitrogen oxides in excess of EPA safety standards … Continue reading
Thank you Meat Loaf, for helping me endure the horrors. And for singing the greatest love song of all time. Bat Out of Hell indeed.
And the last thing I see is my heart … still beating … still beating … breaking out of my body and flying away like a bat out of hell … Jim Steinman
Italy’s Supreme Court: Rules neighbour’s noisy toilet is a human rights violation. Has Encana/Ovintiv (now Lynx) been violating my human rights and decimating my health for decades with their law violating noisy compressors? With AER fudging Encana’s data, enabling the law and human rights violations? Oh ya, I forgot: Canadians have no rights when harmed by oil & gas (except to pay $hundreds of thousands in legal/court costs, be strung along for years, lied to and betrayed by your lawyers, and defamed by the Supreme Court of Canada).
Italian couple win 19-year battle with neighbours over noisy loo by Elly Blake, Jan 18, 2022, Evening Standard Italy’s top court has enshrined the right to protection from loud lavatories after a 19-year battle between a tired couple and their … Continue reading
Murder by COVID. UCP, Jason Kenney & Dr. Deena Hinshaw are cruel despicable lying anti-health, anti-Albertan monsters. Paul Hunter: “You don’t get herd immunity with coronaviruses”
Man’s penis ‘shrinks by 1.5 inches after catching Covid’ – and it’s irreversible ….to his dismay the victim found his penis had contracted considerably – a condition doctors told him is likely permanent due to vascular damage in his erectile … Continue reading
Nine months after Teck President Don Lindsay publicly apologized for dumping fish-killing mine waste, committed to “not waver in our focus on addressing this challenge” after settling in court for record $60M fine to avoid full trial, Teck “researchers” blame winter for 90% cutthroat trout kill even though mine contaminants have only gone up since 2014.
Better tell the judge Mr. Lindsay, maybe your fine will get tripled. Which wouldn’t really matter because history shows Teck has a habit of ignoring orders by courts and governments, a habit which courts and governments ignore. Teck says ice, … Continue reading
Cartoon by Hugleikur Dagsson, nicknamed Hulli (Iceland) Why did billionaire Jeff Bezos buy the Washington Post? Refer also to: 2015: Fracking Is Significantly Dangerous, Elon Musk Says 2021: Down with soon-to-be frac’er Elon Musk! To think I used to admire … Continue reading
Where are the sanctimonious pro-lifers with their incessant desire to control others? Why the silence from them about Alberta’s UCP (many proclaiming to be Christian) intentionally killing in one of the most vile and cruel ways possible?
I expect long after woodland caribou are wiped out, Alberta will continue poisoning wolves even though it was proven decades ago how vital key predators like wolves are to healthy ecosystems. Abusive gov’ts kill wolves in Canada for no reason … Continue reading
Resource Guide and videos for all sessions now available: 9th Annual Shale & Public Health (Dec 10, 2021) Conference by Halt the Harm Network and Physicians for Social Responsibility: “Cradle to Grave: The Reverberating Health Hazards of Oil and Gas Industry.” Focus on workers’ exposure to PFAS chemicals, radioactivity, and effects on their families, communities and beyond.
Ninth Annual Shale & Public Health Conference We thank those of you who helped organize the conference program, who were our speakers, and who attended the ninth annual Shale & Public Health 2021 conference. The ninth annual Shale & Public … Continue reading
Chance Oil and Gas trying to squeeze $billions for free out of Yukoners? How the hell does a frac moratorium cancel permits to drill wells the company says it need not frac?
Yukon Court of Appeal strikes down more claims in oil company’s lawsuit on government’s fracking ban, The government said there were still parts of the lawsuit that stood no chance of success by CBC News with files from Jackie Hong, … Continue reading