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Fracking greed in all its vulgarity: One powerful West Texas farm family wants to sell its groundwater to oil producers; another wants to stanch that flow. Water costs for frac’ing the Permian expected to surge to $54 Billion over next decade

A few of the comments: Dave Heller Water is life. If Texans pump these aquifers dry, they’re gonna get what they deserve — the death of that part of Texas. Gregory Caswell Some wealthy are foolish beyond belief, there should … Continue reading

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Terrifying! Injected oilfield wastewater may trigger earthquakes for ‘decades.’ More terrifying: Percentage of high-magnitude quakes felt at the surface increases with depth of waste injected & may create greater magnitude quakes years after injection rates decline or stop.

Think about the quake consequences of hydraulic fracturing and steam injection (SAGD) and the consequences of the massive volumes of mystery chemicals injected that remain underground and “migrate.” Oilfield wastewater may trigger earthquakes for ‘decades’ by Patrick Galey, July 16, … Continue reading

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Frac Hit at Fox Creek? Wanna bet industry’s pet lamb, AER, will issue no fine? 460,000 litres fluids & contaminated water spews forth from abandoned Sprocket Energy Corp sour gas well 6 km SW of Fox Creek, Nothing reported in the media!

https://sprocketenergy.com/ From AER Compliance Dashboard: Notification Date: 2019-07-11 [The incident is nearly a week old and resulted in a large spill, but nothing reported in the media! Where’s Kenney’s War Room when Alberta needs it?] Volume: 460 m3 Summary: A … Continue reading

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Colombia makes right move by suspending fracking project

March against fracking in San Martín, Cesar by Esperanza Proxima FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION                                    July 15, 2019 Press Contacts: Carlos Lozano Acosta (Colombia), email hidden; JavaScript is required, +57 (300) 564 0282 Juana Hofman (Colombia), email hidden; JavaScript is required, +57 (310) … Continue reading

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Super Wow Power of “NO!” Latin America’s largest shale reserve will not be fracked (3 times bigger than USA’s Marcellus); State Assembly of Paraná officially banned frac’ing, courageously protecting 12.5 Million citizens!

When communities stand united and loudly, respectfully say “NO!” impossible victories happen. In Alberta, look to the magnificent Mission Impossible made possible by a united courageous community in the City of Lethbridge saying “NO!” to fracking by GoldenKey. Latin America’s … Continue reading

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CAPP’s (under guise of Kenney) review of AER, and dictated deregulation to enhance profits for companies while walking from more responsibilities, on track?

Initiated after Kenney slashed $103 Million from AER’s budget? Predetermined outcome ordained by CAPP et al that taxpayers must donate more millions of dollars to the richest raping industry in the world, and speed up already speedy approvals, and let … Continue reading

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“Newly revealed” steam injection disaster, this one by Chevron in California. About 800,000 gallons (~3 million liters) oil & water seeped into stream bed, off and on since May. CNRL seemed unable to stop their steam injection caused seep in Alberta, will Chevron be able to stop this one?

Read first: “Abnormally dangerous and ultra hazardous activity.” Did TRC or Chevron’s fracing kill Robert David Taylor? What happened to California regulators’ vows to make steam injections safer? “Safer?” Why not make it “safe?” *** Snap above from: https://twitter.com/airqualityguy FRONT … Continue reading

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And the scam goes on and on and on, decade after decade, across Canada: B.C. energy regulator faces possible $90-million tab for orphan wells (it’s going to cost much more than that)

B.C. energy regulator faces possible $90-million tab for orphan wells, Province shifting from orphan well tax to liability levy to meet obligations by Jeremy Hainsworth, Feb 22, 2019, Glacier Media An energy company operating in B.C.’s northeast and now in … Continue reading

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Jason Kenney’s (CAPP et al’s) War Room swamped by fightin’ mad Albertans falling for lies & propaganda instead of looking honestly at industry’s greed-induced “de-manning” killing jobs & causing their suffering

War room swamped by fightin’ mad Albertans by Rick Bell, July 12, 2019, Whitecourt Star It’s war! Not the war of tanks and planes and battleships. For Sonya Savage, walking point on this province’s hot potato energy file, the war … Continue reading

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Leaky frac’d well will cost CNX millions of dollars; PA Regulator gives notice of violation. Compare to AER & Alberta govt helping Encana bully, lie & cover-up explosive concentrations of methane & ethane contaminating Rosebud water wells after Encana illegally frac’d into drinking water aquifers

Leaky Westmoreland County well will cost CNX millions of dollars by Anya Litvak, February 20, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette There will be no Utica gas flowing from CNX’s Shaw pad in Westmoreland County, at least not anytime soon. After a problem … Continue reading

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AER too corrupt to stay alive? Slithering down fracs to meet Glenn Solomon (AER’s outside counsel) in Hell with $100M in budget cuts? Or, just another Kenney/AER/CAPP scam to take more money from Alberta taxpayers?

Perhaps if the AER (previously ERCB, EUB before that, and ERCB before it was EUB) Charter-violating abusive bully to harmed landowners extraordinaire, spent less time viciously attacking impacted families and more time regulating polluters, there would be no need to … Continue reading

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Are parts of Alberta, as in Texas, going to fall into giant greed created hellholes? Radar images show large swath of Texas oil patch is heaving and sinking at alarming rates

Originally posted March 3, 2019; Reposted July 10, 2019 Radar images show large swath of Texas oil patch is heaving and sinking at alarming rates by Southern Methodist University, March 21, 2018, science daily Summary: Radar satellite images show a large swath of … Continue reading

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UK: 143 health professionals urge PM Theresa May to ban frac’ing

UK: 143 health professionals urge PM Theresa May to “secure her green legacy by banning fracking” by Ruth Hayhurst, drillordrop A group of 143 doctors, nurses and health specialists has called on Theresa May to ban fracking in her final … Continue reading

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US Supreme Court allows two Flint class-action water contamination lawsuits. Compare to Canada’s Supreme Court knowingly letting AER get away with breaking the law, changing AER’s finding of Ernst being a criminal (without any evidence) to a “vexatious litigant” (without any evidence)

U.S. Supreme Court allows Flint water contamination lawsuits by Lawrence Hurley, Additional reporting by Barbara Grzincic and Ben Klayman, March 19, 2018, Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave the green light to two class-action lawsuits filed by … Continue reading

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Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench said it aims to go paperless, it’s “long overdue” but did not say when

Most ordinary Canadians would not be able to afford even just the photocopying costs of doing a civil lawsuit. Canada’s heavily papered legal system could have become digital years ago. Keeping it papered is a nice easy cheap way to … Continue reading

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‘A shocking violation of free expression’: Civil liberties groups release ‘Protest Papers,’ call on CSIS for more transparency. Pfffft! As if oily politicians, RCMP & courts will let that happen!

Secret Spy Hearings by BCCLA, July 8, 2019 In 2014 the BCCLA fought back against illegal spying by filing complaints against the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Those complaints alleged that the Canadian government’s security … Continue reading

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N Ireland citizen letter, with copy Andrew Nikiforuk’s Slick Water, to Dept for the Economy, Minerals and Petroleum Branch, lodging objection to Tamboran’s application to frac.

Department for the Economy Minerals and Petroleum Branch Room 9, Dundonald House Upper Newtownards Road Belfast BT4 3SB 3 July 2019 Name & Address Removed (to protect privacy) Belcoo Co. Fermanagh Ref; Petroleum Licence (PLA2/16) Dear Sir/Madam, I wish to … Continue reading

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Front Page Chinchilla News! Australia farmer speaks out about CSG (CBM/NGC) impact on water aquifers; Office Groundwater Impact Assessment estimates 574 water wells will be affected

CSG = Coalseam Gas CBM = Coalbed Methane NGC = Natural Gas from Coal. After the endless water well problems and contamination in the USA from CBM, industry wanted to frac CBM in Canada but didn’t want farmers to know … Continue reading

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Defending Freedom of Expression: Into the heart of Father Melo, Jesuit priest and journalist whose life is threatened in Honduras

This is a must read no matter where you live in the world if you value your rights including Freedom of Expression like I do (especially after the Supreme Court of Canada pissed on ours here). I posted excerpts that … Continue reading

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Encana’s Supersize Spatial Intensity Frac Cube Experiment Fails

A Fracking Experiment Fails to Pump as Predicted, Encana’s cube project suggests output problems occur if oil wells are drilled too close together by Bradley Olson, July 4, 2019, Wall Street Journal Two years ago, Encana Corp. ECA 0.41% unveiled a supersize fracking operation that … Continue reading

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South Africa: Amazing legal victory (with costs) for AfriForum & Treasure the Karoo Action Group! Supreme Court of Appeal unanimously rules fracking cannot proceed

The Judgement Fracking: Full bench of Judges rule in favour of Karoo by ALGOAFM, July 4, 2019 The civil rights organisation AfriForum and the Treasure the Karoo Action Group’s (TKAG’s) succeeded in its appeal against the Ministers of Mineral Resources … Continue reading

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Reverse Fracking: The Ultimate in Frac Greed, Idiocy & Irresponsibility? Richard & Elizabeth Muller’s “Deep Isolation” seeks funding to frac communities with nuclear waste

Originally posted on March 24, 2018. Reposted July 5, 2019 Could Fracking Solve the Nuclear Waste Problem? by the Presidential Daily Brief, March 24, 2018, ozy.com Storing nuclear waste well into the future is one of America’s most vexing energy problems. But … Continue reading

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Sputtering laughter! Watch the news clip! Jason Kenney’s corporate welfare war room launches $2.5M inquiry into magic land

Tweet above from https://twitter.com/maxfawcett Alberta launches inquiry into foreign influences in the energy industry by Jordan Kanygin, July 4, 2019, CTV News [News clip at link above] Premier Kenney announced Thursday the province is launching an inquiry into foreign funding … Continue reading

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Alberta’s Never Ending Corporate Welfare Will Bite You: Energy Relief will Cost Taxpayers, Front Page Red Deer Advocate

Subject: Just Put In A Little Extra For The “War Room” And $30 Million Annual Budget!! In Calgary It’s Called Coyboy-Up!! Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2019 09:05:02 -0600 From: Stewart Shields email hidden; JavaScript is required To: Alberta NDP email … Continue reading

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Canada’s Duvernay oil play attracting big attention, big money and a big damaging earthquake, knocking power out to thousands

Don’t write off Canada just yet – emerging east Duvernay oil play starting to attract big attention and big money by Terry Etam, May 23, 2017, BOE Report *** 2019 03 05: AER orders Vesta Energy to suspend frac operations … Continue reading

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Overview of International Human Rights Court Recommending Worldwide Frac Ban

Overview of the Advisory Opinion of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking, and Climate Change July 2, 2019 The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change conducted hearings during the week of May … Continue reading

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Alberta: More corporate welfare stench! 65,000 shallow gas wells qualify to get more than $23M in freebies from taxpayers. Again, not a penny for Albertans suffering frac quake damages, drinking water loss/contamination, health harm, loss of livestock etc.

Read first! 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 … Continue reading

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Another one bites Alberta’s Greedy Dust: Trident’s demise has far-reaching ramifications. Did AER’s Synergy Meeting address concerns?

Trident’s demise has far-reaching ramifications, Meeting at Red Ranch School addresses concerns by Lea Smaldon, July 2, 2019, Mountain View Gazette The downturned state of the oil and gas industry [Or intentional walking from responsibility and contracts by companies, nicely … Continue reading

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Sunshine List: Who were the top earners in Alberta’s public sector in 2018?

Sunshine List: Who were the top earners in Alberta’s public sector in 2018? by Clare Clancy, July 2, 2019, Calgary Herald Alberta’s top public sector earners in 2018 included post-secondary executives, pathologists and the head of the Workers’ Compensation Board, … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Jessica Ernst Submission to “No Fracking Fermanagh” (Northern Ireland) Petition

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

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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

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What the Frac Hell is going on in Canada! 3.9M earthquake west of Frac’d Crazy Fox Creek Alberta reported by Earthquakes Canada, 1 km depth, now scrubbed from their website!

Scrubbing earthquakes from NRC’s website (after reporting them) in Canadian frac fields has been a common occurrence in recent years. Why no main media reporting on this quake, and no posting of it by the “regulator?” Why did NRC remove … Continue reading

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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

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Top 100 People Killing the Planet, Includes Encana’s CEO Doug Suttles

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

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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

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Albertan Stewart Shields to elected officials with article by Andrew Nikiforuk: When Indigenous Assert Rights, Canada Sends Militarized Police

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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

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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

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