Category Archives: Global Frac News
Peter Becker Open Letter to Green Party & NDP Leaders: Renewable No to Oily Carbon-Tax, Ms. Elizabeth May and Mr. Jagmeet Singh!
Renewable No to Oily Carbon-Tax, Ms. Elizabeth May and Mr. Jagmeet Singh! by Peter Becker, March 29, 2019, Whitehorse Star No to a carbon-tax, Ms. Elizabeth May and Mr. Jagmeet Singh! Stop turning climate policy into a global war zone … Continue reading
UK: Conservative Environmental Network Manifesto – Womanfesto (female MPs signed also) calls for Frac Ban
THE CEN MANIFESTO by UK Conservative Environment Network, 2019 Stewardship of the natural world, responsibility towards future generations, the search for resilience, these are core tenets of conservatism. Yet we’re so often told that only the political Left is able … Continue reading
To sign the Petition yourself: https://www.foe.ie/takeaction/no-fracking-fermanagh/ Subject Line: Petroleum Licence Application PLA2/16 Dear Sir / Madam I object to the application for a petroleum licence by Tamboran Resources (UK) – PLA2/16. I have lived frac’d in Rosebud Alberta Canada for … Continue reading
Nora McInery TED talk on grief. How the Hell do I grieve Encana raping (frac’ing) my safe water supply? I’ve been living with my dangerous water well for 15 years.
“We don’t move on from grief.” “Some things can’t be fixed and not all wounds are meant to heal” “But yes absolutely, [those grieving will] move forward but that doesn’t mean they’ve moved on.” How does one grieve the loss … Continue reading
Nothing posted by AER: https://www.aer.ca/providing-information/by-topic/seismic-activity Excellent question by Rodney Forsberg on ASRG Facebook page More information will be posted when/if it becomes available Refer also to: 2019 06 20: Frac’ing creates job jobs jobs? Frac Quake Shaker Repsol laying off … Continue reading
Premier Jason Kenney gives oil & gas industry $30 million gift from taxpayers to attack concerned citizens courageous enough to speak out, Gives not one penny to fix Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers frac’d illegally by Encana, covered-up by “No Duty of Care” AER
2017 02 17: Brilliant! MUST LISTEN! BNN Interviews Alberta Oil Patch Consultant Brent Nimeck on Lexin and AER’s Orphan Wells: “This problem is 30 years in the making. … I would call it a Ponzi Scheme…. This is an orchestrated … Continue reading
Names and Locations of the Top 100 People Killing the Planet by Jordan Engle, the Decolonial Atlas, April 27, 2019 The earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses. Utah … Continue reading
What Fresh Hell is AER up to now? Alberta Regulator & Charter Rights Violator Releases Draft Directive XXX
Directive XXX (Draft) Rules and Directives DRAFT Directive XXX: Public Involvement View PDF (839 KB) Released date: June 25, 2019 Released with Bulletin 2019-15. Purpose of this Directive This directive is part of a regulatory framework that seeks to ensure … Continue reading
Albertan Stewart Shields to elected officials with article by Andrew Nikiforuk: When Indigenous Assert Rights, Canada Sends Militarized Police
Philadelphia: Authorities proclaim air safe to breath up and down wind of Energy Solutions Inc’s massive refinery blasts and fire, even after explosions in “highly toxic chemical” hydrofluric acid akylation unit, metal debris landed a mile away and air testing not yet complete.
Biggest refinery on U.S. East Coast set to close after huge explosion, driving up fuel prices, The loss of the refinery will likely increase the region’s dependence on supplies from Canada, Europe and the Gulf Coast by Bloomberg News, June … Continue reading
After expense hanky panky by AER’s top executive Jim Ellis is publicly commented on by Diana Daunheimer, Alberta farmer and mother of two, he steps down: “Good riddance, bring in the next dickhead.” Indeed! Third AER executive paid to commute from BC (air & water too polluted in Alberta?)
Alberta Energy Regulator paying a 3rd executive to commute from B.C., Previously, the AER board was unaware it was paying some executives to travel from B.C. by Kyle Bakx, Jun 17, 2019, CBC News The president of an oilpatch industry … Continue reading
Canadians wait a long time, usually forever, for petroleum industry leaks, spills and damaging fracs to be appropriately cleaned up. Regulators nowhere to be seen, except lying to the public and in Synergy Alberta meetings with AER execs like Gerard Protti and Jim Ellis schmoozing synergy girls at the pub
B.C. woman still waiting for cleanup of pipeline oil leak on her property, ‘The contaminated soil is still sitting there,’ owner says as expansion considered by Chantelle Bellrichard, June 18, 2019, CBC News With the federal government expected to announce … Continue reading
Repsol laying off 30 per cent of Canadian staff, Spanish energy giant Repsol confirmed Tuesday it is cutting 30 per cent of its Canadian staff, laying off employees from its downtown Calgary office as well as field locations in Chauvin … Continue reading
Frac’ing is not safe, it does not improve the environment! Compendium 6 Released: Review by doctors & scientists of more than 1,700 references conclude frac industry poses threat to air, water, climate and human health
“No evidence” that fracking can be done without threatening human health: Report, A review by doctors and scientists of more than 1,700 studies concludes that the industry poses a threat to air, water, climate, and human health by Kristina Marusic, … Continue reading
More than 100 orgs, 800 individuals push PA Gov. Tom Wolf to probe link between frac’ing and proliferation of childhood cancers; Ewing Sarcoma Presentation by Raina Rippel
Gov. Tom Wolf asked to investigate possible link between Pa. fracking, childhood cancers by Don Hopey and Dave Templeton, June 17, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette More than 100 organizations and 800 individuals have signed a public letter to Gov. Tom Wolf … Continue reading
Falling for AER/ERCB/EUB (industry)’s scam, decade after decade: AER, Surface Rights Board, Orphan Well Association bamboozling (synergizing) Albertans about Trident Exploration walking from it’s environmental and financial obligations in CMAG Synergy meeting, June 25, 2019
Collapse of Trident Exploration threatens to more than double orphaned wells in Alberta, Just as AER and Alberta government set up the dream escape: Trident bankrupts itself, walks away from 4,700 wells CMAG will host Trident open house by Dan … Continue reading
“Justice” rears its farcical head, yet again. Radio reporter obtains judge-ordered frac harm settlement ‘n gag, but court stifles him! $3M settlement accidentally made public for 8 plaintiffs against Range Resources & ten other codefendants. Two plaintiffs feel “angry and defeated” by their settlement.
Court document reveals Range Resources, other defendants agreed to $3 million settlement in Washington County contamination suit, The public document doesn’t specify how money was distributed among plaintiffs by Reid Frazier, June 4, 2019, State Impact PA Range Resources and … Continue reading
“Poison is Poison!” “Arrogant, Selfish” NB Tory Energy Minister Mike Holland Propagandizes, Calls Frac’ing ‘Responsible’
Energy minister says ‘responsible’ fracking will help transition to green economy, Political Panel discusses possibility of shale gas development in Sussex by CBC News with files from Jacques Poitras, Information Morning and the CBC New Brunswick Political Podcast, Jun 14, … Continue reading
Prosecutors drop all criminal charges against eight people in Flint water scandal by Ed White, The Associated Press, June 13, 2019, The Globe and Mail Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water crisis and … Continue reading
“My friend is dying from an opioid addiction that he got directly from the oilfields.” Citizen speaking at podium at Calgary’s 2019 Global Petroleum Show manhandled, hauled off by petro thugs as audience yells “Let him speak!”
Protester storms stage at 2019 Global Petroleum Show in Calgary by Melissa Gilligan, June 11, 2019, Global News The Protester: Before we hear from the Premier [Jason Kenney], I just want to say, he does not represent me. This is … Continue reading
Jessica Ernst 2017 UK Speaking Tour: October 9: Malton, North Yorkshire: The standing ovation at Malton went on and on and on, overwhelming Ernst. Complete slides of Ernst’s talk, including Mr. Koop’s photos October 10: Eckington, Derbyshire October … Continue reading
50 Canadian law profs urge Environment Minister to reject amendments proposed by oil industry to #BILLC69 that undermine rule of law
50 CANADIAN LAW PROFESSORS URGE MINISTER MCKENNA TO REJECT AMENDMENTS TO #BILLC69 THAT UNDERMINE RULE OF LAW by Martin Olszynski, June 11, 2019, Journal of Environmental Law and Practice The Honourable Catherine McKenna Minister of Environment Government of Canada Ottawa, … Continue reading
Permit for controversial injection well in St. Landry Parish denied by DNR by Dan Boudreaux, June 10, 2019, The Advocate The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Office of Conservation has denied the permit of a proposed wastewater injection well in … Continue reading
[Natural Resources of Canada didn’t record the Brazeau quake on their website. Why not? Was it caused by water injection for oil recovery, frac’ing or frac waste water injection, and Canadian authorities don’t want the public to know? Notably after … Continue reading
Another Alberta Frac Incident? 400,000-litre spill by Obsidian Energy near Drayton Valley, private land and wetland impacted
Cleanup underway after 400,000-litre produced water leak at Obsidian Energy well near Drayton Valley by Phil Heidenreich, May 31, 2019, Global News The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) says cleanup efforts are underway after 400,000 litres of produced water leaked from … Continue reading
More AER Hanky Panky? Alberta Auditor-General & Public Interest Commissioner probing links between regulator and ICORE; Jim Ellis (ex-AER big wig) listed as president, sole director
2019 02 13 Print copy in The Globe and Mail: PDF of above Alberta Auditor-General probing links between energy regulator and consultancy firm by Jeff Lewis, February 12, 2019, The Globe and Mail Alberta’s Auditor-General and Public Interest Commissioner are … Continue reading
Canada’s RCMP keep on violating the law, along with oil and gas companies and their enabling law-violating regulators, while Supreme Court judges lie to enable the enabling.
Mountie broke the law when he investigated protester’s background, says watchdog report by Catharine Tunney, June 9, 2019, CBC News A British Columbia Mountie broke the law when he started snooping into a protester’s background and leaked information to municipal … Continue reading
Mi’kmaq chiefs ‘blindsided’ by PC plan to allow shale gas development in Sussex area, ‘This is not an issue that’s going to come down to a Yes or No answer,’ says energy minister by Jacques Poitras, June 5, 2019, CBC … Continue reading
State conducting criminal investigation of shale gas production by David Templeton and Don Hopey, January 28, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [Excellent visuals at link above] State Attorney General Josh Shapiro is pursuing criminal investigations of “environmental crimes” committed by the oil … Continue reading
Living in the middle of a gas field by Vicky Simlik, April 18, 2019, Dawson Creek Mirror I live in the agricultural community of Farmington BC. I recently read a question posted online; where are the ‘fracking voices’ from NEBC? … Continue reading
International Human Rights Court Recommends Worldwide Frac Ban. Will rape & pillage enabling Canadian authorities listen?
This post is for Polly Higgins. International Human Rights Court Recommends Fracking Ban Press Release by Dr. Tom Kerns, April 4, 2019, Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change. The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal has just released its … Continue reading
AER orders Vesta Energy to suspend frac operations at well site linked to 4.6M earthquake in Central Alberta
Alberta Energy Regulator suspends fracking well linked to Monday earthquake by The Canadian Press, March 5, 2019, Edmonton Sun SYLVAN LAKE, Alta. — The Alberta Energy Regulator has ordered a company to suspend fracking operations at a well site linked … Continue reading
4.6M earthquake, 1 km in depth, most powerful yet in central Alberta, hits SW of Red Deer, cracks walls in homes, knocks power out to thousands. Vesta Energy reports quake to AER, shuts down frac’ing. AER investigating. Geological Survey of Canada says looks like fra’cing didn’t do it.
Natural Resources Canada, March 4, 2019: Local Time: 05:55:17 MSTMagnitude: 4.6 MLLatitude: 52.22 NorthLongitude: 114.07 WestDepth: 1.0 kmUT Date and Time: 2019/03/04 12:55:17 UT [AER reports the quake at 4.1M, Vesta Energy at 4.32M, while Geological Survey of Canada arrogantly … Continue reading
Quebec: 700 abandoned energy wells remain unattended to. Canada’s *multi-billion dollar* abandoned oil & gas well problem exponentially increasing. Where are the authorities? AER execs busy eating two-steak lunches, Judges knowingly publishing lies in rulings
Originally posted on March 25, 2018 (reposted July 3, 2019) On the Left: Cattle producer’s methane and who knows what else contaminated water in Quebec, after shale frac’ing (authorities blaming nature, of course) On the Right: Ernst methane, ethane and … Continue reading
Drilling, Frac’ing, Mining, Spills, Corporate Law Violations & Toxic Waste Dumping Everywhere with Water Gone or Gone Bad Everywhere too. Where are the courts? Busy gagging the harmed, protecting the water abusers and their enablers – the “regulators.”
Rob Schwartz FB comment: Does anybody wonder if the recently rescinded water rights in the Milk River area has anything to do with industry plans to do a frac blitz on that same area ? 2006 09 21: Water usage advisory … Continue reading
“..like an Alabama tick.” Schwarzenegger to Sue Oil Companies “for knowingly killing people all over the world.”
Schwarzenegger to Sue Big Oil for ‘First Degree Murder’ At SXSW, the former California governor lets loose on climate change, Donald Trump and gives his first in-depth remarks on #MeToo by Edward-Isaac Dovere, March 12, 2018, Politico AUSTIN, Texas — Arnold … Continue reading
Spooked by Quakes, Oklahoma Toughens Fracking Rules, Canadian regulators stick with less stringent regulations despite growing risks from mega-fracking
Spooked by Quakes, Oklahoma Toughens Fracking Rules, Canadian regulators stick with less stringent regulations despite growing risks from mega-fracking by Andrew Nikiforuk, 9 Mar 2018, TheTyee.ca After recording swarms of earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing, Oklahoma has introduced tougher regulations than … Continue reading
Rolling Stone reports on Compendium 5: ‘The Harms of Fracking’: New Report Details Increased Risks of Asthma, Birth Defects and Cancer. Dr. Sandra Steingraber: “Fracking is the worst thing I’ve ever seen.” Dr. Pouné Saberi: “There is a code of silence….” Workers rarely report injuries or hazards, for fear of losing their jobs.
I know that some of you have been waiting a long time for the 5th edition. I join all my co-authors in saying that we ardently hope that this report will be useful to people in frontline communities who are … Continue reading
“yep they get the gold, we get the shaft.” Dam collapses at one of Australia’s largest gold mines after 2.7M earthquake 2 km away. Imagine BC’s foolish, high risk Site C dam surrounded by frac’ing causing much stronger earthquakes!
Work suspended after dam collapses at one of Australia’s largest gold mines, Just days after an earthquake hit the area, a dam wall has collapsed at the Cadia mine near Orange by William McInnes, 10 March 2018, The Sydney Morning Herald Operations … Continue reading