Category Archives: Other Legal

Oil companies pushing & funding Kern Co to sue California Gov Newsom for trying to protect environment, communities, families from risky techniques like frac’ing, acidizing, cyclic steaming? Make the county look bad instead of companies doing the harms?

2021 02 18: California SB 467 “End Fracking & Harmful Drilling Act” proposes to ban all new frac’ing and other risky techniques like cyclic steaming, acid fracs, and water and steam flooding by Jan 2022 and completely by 2027. How … Continue reading

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Panama Papers scandal: Ex BC lawyer Fred Sharp charged by SEC & FBI. Law schools teach how to bend (break?) the rules well. Is that why so many politicians are lawyers?

Most excellent work by CBC investigative reporter Frederic Zalac – video clips, including interview with him, at link. U.S. authorities freeze assets, charge British Columbians in ‘long-running fraudulent scheme’, Major Canadian player in Panama Papers scandal, former B.C. lawyer Fred … Continue reading

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Gov’t of Canada: Grassy Mountain Coal project “likely to have significant adverse environmental effects that cannot be justified and the project cannot proceed.” What will this do to Benga’s legal appeal of AER/Joint Review Panel’s rejection?

How many billions of dollars will billionaire Gina Reinhart sue Canadians for if she doesn’t get her way? The Final Nail in the Coffin of the Grassy Mountain Coal Project? by Dr. Ian Urquhart, August 8, 2021, Alberta Wilderness Association … Continue reading

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Beverley McLachlin, ex-Chief Justice Canada’s Supreme Court, shows her true colours, agrees to serve 3 more years on Hong Kong’s top court, which has “become nothing more than an instrument of oppression.” PS Judicial “independence” does not exist.

Comment by rural Albertan: Disgusting. Comment by another rural Albertan: I should spend more time figuring this out. How or why is this even possible? It seems to me that professionals cavorting with Hong Kong is NOT great optics and … Continue reading

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Thank you Court of Appeal of Alberta, for serving Ms. Hamnett and her loved ones justice for the harms done by Matthew Brown.

Alberta court strikes down self-induced intoxication defence in case of naked magic mushroom attack, Matthew Brown must now go back before the trial judge to be sentenced by Meghan Grant, CBC News, Jul 29, 2021 The Alberta court of Appeal has … Continue reading

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Amazing news. B.C. won’t appeal cumulative impacts “death by a thousand cuts” win. A wise move by B.C. Finally. Congratulations Blueberry River First Nation!

B.C. won’t appeal landmark First Nation court victory, B.C. Supreme Court found approval of energy projects in Treaty 8 territory is ‘death by a thousand cuts’ by Andrew Kurjata, July 28, 2021, CBC News The B.C. government says it will … Continue reading

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Chevron and TRC head to trial over lost production linked to frac’d steam injection sink hole that killed Robert David Taylor. Frac’ers don’t give a shit about what their greed is doing to air, water, land, subsurface, workers, communities, climate and poisoned families.

Robert David Taylor 2015: “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?” … But state and … Continue reading

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Frac’ers’ Friends in High Places: Past Greene Co President Judge Farley Toothman (let criminal frac waste dumper Allan Shipman walk) violated state Constitution: “engaged in misconduct so extreme that brought the judicial office into disrepute”

Judicial panel rules Toothman committed ‘serious misconduct’ while judge by Mike Jones, Jul 21, 2021, Observer-Reporter Former Greene County president judge Farley Toothman violated the state Constitution and “engaged in misconduct so extreme that brought the judicial office into disrepute,” … Continue reading

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Argentina: “Trail of Impunity” Toxic frac waste scandal exposed as lawyers present new evidence

Yesterday, from the Argentine Association of Environmental Lawyers, we have provided new and convincing evidence that proves the involvement of the State of Neuquén and the big oil companies (Shell, Chevron, the Argentine YPF, and others) in the violation of … Continue reading

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Erie Co Riseberg Pipeline legal evil fails to settle in court-ordered mediation in U.S. District Court leaving hundreds of landowners hanging with massive liens

Hundreds of liens for millions of dollars remain as mediation fails in Erie County gas pipeline case, With no settlement, more litigation on way in federal case over cost of Erie-to-Ohio natural gas pipeline. Hundreds of property owners in western … Continue reading

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Ohio: “Largest jury verdict ever.” Rice Drilling and Gulfport Energy went out of bounds of their land lease, will pay $40 Million in trespassing and damages to landowner Thomas Shaw.

Comment by a rural Albertan: The [Ohio] regulatory system allows for a oil & gas related trespass to be be adjudicated directly by the court system. In Alberta this type of trespass must go through the oil & gas regulatory … Continue reading

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Honduras: Unanimous ruling finds former energy company manager, Roberto David Castillo, guilty ordering murder of Berta Cáceres. Victor Fernández, one of the Cáceres family’s lawyers: “We have nothing to thank the justice system for. It was they who persecuted Berta; they criminalised her and displaced her.”

Berta Cáceres assassination: ex-head of dam company found guilty, Roberto David Castillo, former Honduran army intelligence officer, found to be co-collaborator in ordering murder by Nina Lakhani, 5 Jul 2021, The Guardian A US-trained former Honduran army intelligence officer who … Continue reading

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Canada’s Fickle Rule of Law: Comment on Blueberry River First Nations Cumulative Impacts Win by lawyer Robert Janes

Robert Janes@rjmjanes Lawyer, QC, … human rights advocate (He/Him/His). July 6, 2021: A few comments on the recent BCSC treaty infringement decision in the Blueberry River case (https://bccourts.ca/jdb-txt/sc/21/12/2021BCSC1287.htm…) and everyone’s favourite topic — The Rule of Law It is hard … Continue reading

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Rapists Rule the Law? Bill Crosby released

Cartoon by Michael de Adder July 1, 2021 Bill Cosby released from jail after sex assault conviction overturned by court by Maryclaire Dale, The Associated Press, June 30, 2021, Global News Pennsylvania’s highest court threw out Bill Cosby‘s sexual assault conviction and released … Continue reading

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New Study on Climate Litigation: Failing to heed latest science or lawyers intentionally working to ensure their clients’ lawsuits fail to keep big polluters, judges and enabling “regulators” and gov’ts happy?

Filling the evidentiary gap in climate litigation by Rupert F. Stuart-Smith, Friederike E. L. Otto, Aisha I. Saad, Gaia Lisi, Petra Minnerop, Kristian Cedervall Lauta, Kristin van Zwieten & Thom Wetzer June 28, 2021, Nature Climate Change (2021) Abstract Lawsuits … Continue reading

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No Canada Day until catholic church is ordered to pay taxes; pays for their heinous crimes; hands over residential school records of rape, murder, disease, starvation and secret unnamed deaths and burials of children the gov’t and RCMP stole from families; pope apologizes – publicly; feds quit their abusive lawsuits and attacks against the harmed; and Truth & Reconciliation appropriately honestly respectfully completed. I’ve been boycotting Canada’s Colonial Rape & Pillage day for years.

Comments July 1, 2021: A few hours ago, I heard sirens, many sirens, getting louder and louder. I looked out to see flashing red lights on many fire trucks circling the Rosebud church parking area, big puffs of blue fumes … Continue reading

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Incredible Cumulative Impacts victory for Blueberry River First Nations: Yahey v. British Columbia. Will Horgan’s NDP appeal to let industry’s rapes continue another decade or more, notably with how slow the Supreme Court of Canada’s process is?

Congratulations to Blueberry River First Nations for not settling and gagging, and not giving up, and this fantastic win. They filed their complicated massive case in 2015 (my case is simple – one frac’d water well, one person). A mere … Continue reading

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Excellent letter to Premier John Horgan by BC citizens, John, Rosemary and Diane Baxter: “During a news conference on CHEK TV news last night did we really hear you use the words ‘CLIMATE CRISIS’?” It would be helpful if Horgan and his pollution-enabling NDP clan read Baxters’ letter and take appropriate action to stop LNG, stop frac’ing, stop murdering old growth forests.

Subject: PREMIER HORGAN! During a news conference on CHEK TV news last night did we really hear you use the words ‘CLIMATE CRISIS’? Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 15:01:16 +0000 From: Rosemary Baxter <email hidden; JavaScript is required> To: email … Continue reading

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Confession Time

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Pennsylvania: Judge J. Andrew (Drew) Crompton, who helped craft Act 13 (parts later struck as unconstitutional) and publicly boasted of his “Shell shirt” in 2016, recuses himself from Murrysville frac appeal case

The Order Commonwealth Court judge recuses himself from Murrysville fracking appeal case by Patrick Varine, June 28, 2021, Murrysville Star A Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania judge whose previous career included helping craft state fracking legislation has recused himself from a … Continue reading

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Retiring Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella when asked if she’d change any of her past rulings: “Not One.” The End.

Comment by a rural Albertan: “Pretty frightening stuff by somebody who knew about gas chambers and how easy it was to make a mistake i.e. the Jews and Royals that backed Hitler up yet she is beyond all that, only … Continue reading

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Another racist misogynist on Alberta’s Bench? Donald Norheim let go over rude/bullying courtroom behaviour and views regarding “Indigenous accused, female victims of domestic assault, and consent in sexual assault cases which cause significant concerns for the perception of trial fairness….” How many millions in legal costs did taxpayers pay for his many court actions? (In Canada, taxpayers pay legal bills for judges, even those let go for bad behaviour.) Has the Court ordered Mr. Norheim to apologize to those he harmed?

Former Hinton judge let go over ‘rude and bullying’ behaviour loses bid for reappointment by Jonny Wakefield, June 26, 2021, Edmonton Journal A former Alberta judge denied a reappointment over his courtroom behaviour and views regarding Indigenous people and abuse … Continue reading

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Thank you, Polly Higgins! Legal experts worldwide draw up ‘historic’ definition of ecocide.

Legal experts worldwide draw up ‘historic’ definition of ecocide, Draft law is intended to prosecute offences against the environment by Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent, Jun 22, 2021, The Guardian Legal experts from across the globe have drawn up a … Continue reading

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“Utter disgust” at retired judge Brian Giesbrecht’s “filth” telling us “to move on” from 215 Indigenous children found in unmarked graves at Kamloops Residential School. “He is the disease.” A despicable Canadian Caveman. “I worry about how he may have injected his incredibly biased views against Indigenous people during his time as a judge in Manitoba. I am thoroughly disgusted.”

Winnipeg Sun Contributes to the Denial of the Atrocities Experienced by Indigenous Children Forced to Attend Residential Schools June 11, 2021 Mr. Mark Hamm, Editor-in-ChiefWinnipeg Sun1700 Church AvenueWinnipeg, MB R2X 3A2 Re: Winnipeg Sun contributes to the denial of the … Continue reading

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“Bankruptcy for Profit.” How bankruptcy lets companies walk from clean up. CAPP/AER/OWA’s Plan all along? “They’re just looting what remains and leaving us with the financial and environmental fallout.”

How bankruptcy lets oil and gas companies evade cleanup rules; “It’s basically bankruptcy for profit” by Naveena Sadasivam, Jun 07, 2021, Grist A battle over who is responsible for cleaning up hundreds of oil and gas rigs in the Gulf … Continue reading

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USA: “Law” makers that don’t know the law or intentionally abuse it? Or, just more of the same “rule of law” when it suits them? Federal judge says Senate Republicans had no legal right to sue to overturn Delaware River Basin Commission’s frac ban.

Federal judge throws out lawsuit to overturn fracking ban at Delaware River, The suit was filed a month before the Delaware River Basin Commission decided to officially ban fracking by WNEP Web Staff, AP, June 11, 2021, 16WNEP WAYNE COUNTY, … Continue reading

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More set-up to hang Canadian taxpayers with frac’d gas clean up? Tourmaline buys Black Swan with $350 Million debt. What about AER’s five charges against Tourmaline for 2018 sour gas release that reportedly harmed human health? Much “natural” gas in NEBC is sour.

Why did the main media leave out AER’s charges against Tourmaline? If anyone knows the outcome of the Court hearing Feb 19, 2020 in Grand Prairie, please let me know. Thank you. As natural gas prices sizzle, Tourmaline buys Black … Continue reading

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UPDATED with English translation. Gérard Montpetit: Judicial terrorism and frac’ing

May 31, 2021 Good Morning, Jessica It is with deep sorrow that I learned, in The Tyee, that your judicial battle was over.  You are right; you may have lost the judicial battle, but you won the battle of public … Continue reading

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Bad joke? Gov’t fizzes up self-regulating Canadian Judicial Council, where judges regulate judges. Racist Caveman Canada has no “justice” system; just an expensive (and for most) inaccessible legal system. Besides, lawyers can quit whenever they like, no matter how many hundreds of thousands of dollars you paid them, or what the “rules” say, and Supreme Court of Canada judges lie in rulings which the Candian Judicial Council thinks is just fine.

Pfffft! What good will a few burps do added to the Canadian Judical Council? Judges in Canada self-regulate like the oil and gas industry does, and we all know the many crimes oil and gas companies get away with in … Continue reading

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Think racist Caveman Canada will reconcile with peoples rich politicians toss via genocide? Never. Stuff your heartless deflections pope, and your cruel legal abuse and fake words trudeau jr, you know where.

My love to the people and families, the dead children and the abused, starved, sickened, brainwashed with lying religion, and raped children that survived. Healing won’t come from corrupt churches, pope after pope, any gov’t or prime minister. Healing comes … Continue reading

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Lorne Sossin: Statutory Bars to Constitutional Remedies: The Importance of Being Ernst

ERCB was EUB, is now AER My ex lawyer, Murray Klippenstein, on the Board of the “regulator” of his profession – the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), quit abruptly via email on August 26, 2018, withheld my website for nearly … Continue reading

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Why no charges against Encana/Ovintiv for intentionally frac’ing Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers and diverting water from them without the mandatory permit, violating The Water Act, Water Ministerial Regulation, and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act? Rule of law when it suits them.

Calgary company, directors plead guilty to environmental charges by Postmedia News, May 28, 2021, Calgary Herald A Calgary company and the directors of two others have been fined a total of $55,000 after pleading guilty to the dumping of contaminated … Continue reading

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Frac’ing Wow! Canadian Rape enablers, including AGs, LSO, police, school authorities, lawyers and judges, are you watching?

Judge orders ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier to begin prison sentence July 9 by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 26, 2021 A judge on Wednesday ordered Graham Spanier, the former Penn State University president, to begin serving a sentence on a misdemeanor … Continue reading

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Rule of law when it suits them: Federal judge allows DAPL to keep pumping oil despite lacking vital permit, highlights how Supreme Court precedent made NEPA “virtually impossible to enforce.”

Court Allows Dakota Access Pipeline To Keep Pumping (Despite Lacking Key Federal Permit) by Nexus Media, May 24, 2021, Cleantechnica A federal judge ruled Friday the Dakota Access Pipeline may continue pumping oil despite lacking a key federal permit while … Continue reading

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May 25, 11AM Virtual Press Conference with AG Josh Shapiro and PA Senate Democrats to discuss action against negligent frac’ers. Canadian authorities take action against law violating frac’ers by pissing on the rule of law, deregulating, and smearing and further harming the harmed and violating our rights.

AG Shapiro and Senate Democrats to Discuss Action Against Fracking Negligence by Pennsylvania Senate Democrats, May 24, 2021, 19:05 GMT, EIN Presswire On Tuesday, May 25th at 11AM, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and PA Senate Democrats will hold a virtual … Continue reading

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New Irish Study: Frac’ing not compatible with human rights law; “Must be banned worldwide” … “No amount of regulation can adequately address all the problems that fracking causes”

Emails just in from Ireland as I finished this post: 1. That’s unrealistic guilt Jessica.We build our campaign on your shoulders. You saved us when you filled the Rainbow that night. There’s bans on fracking all over the place because … Continue reading

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Frac Sand Sentinel #372: MUST READ Letter by retired judge Tom Lister to Roberta Walls, DNR, frac sand “regulator”

Comment by a rural Albertan: Alberta to a T ? It appears that a Minnesota judge could be describing the Alberta regulatory system ,the AER project approval process and the Municipal development process, as is now allowed under the Alberta … Continue reading

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National Geographic: Frac Flip-Flopper Canadian company ReconAfrica (plans to invade 13,200 sq miles of Africa’s most wildlife-rich habitats) doing the hanky panky to mislead investors? And operating like Encana without required permits?

Joan Ellis@breadbaker48 May 22: @UNEP Irony: @NamPresidency & @Recon_Africa will release more CO2 into earth’s atmosphere by drilling the pristine #OkavangoDelta when 100s of elephants died -just months before- from a toxic bloom linked to Climate Change/CO2/GHG in same region. … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania: Protect PT will appeal fracking decision to state’s Supreme Court

Protect PT will appeal fracking decision to Pa. Supreme Court by Patrick Varine, May 14, 2021, TribLIVE Environmental group Protect PT is expected to make its case to state’s highest court next week, arguing that zoning board decisions allowing additional … Continue reading

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Joshua Sealy-Harrington: Twelve Angry (White) Men of Few Principles (includes my ex lead lawyer Murray Klippenstein): The Constitutionality of the Statement of Principles

Twelve Angry (White) Men: The Constitutionality of the Statement of Principles by Joshua Sealy-Harrington, Jan 1, 2020, Ottawa Law Review Volume 51, Issue 1 Footnotes not included below, access them via link or the PDF This paper analyzes the constitutionality … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania: Pro-frac’ing judge must recuse himself from a frac hearing? “Hell Yes!”

Citizen group appeals to Commonwealth Court to overturn Murrysville fracking ordinance by Patrick Varine, May 11, 2021, triblive The Murrysville Watch Committee, a citizen group seeking to overturn the municipality’s unconventional gas drilling ordinance, had its appeal heard Monday morning … Continue reading

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The Rule of Gag: Alberta Rules of Court Amendment Regulation (AR 36/2020) *confidential* dispute resolution (ADR) for civil actions. USA: “Lighting strike more likely than forced arbitration win.” Of 60 million employees *forced* into arbitration, only 282 awarded damages. “The U.S. Supreme Court drew a road map to give immunity to these corporations.”

ADR = Alternative Dispute Resolution = Rule of law when it suits them (like Case Management). The Public (that pays for our courts) is not allowed in to witness ADR. ADR is misused by AER and the public health harming … Continue reading

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May 10, 2021 Frac Ordinance Hearing; Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania: Murrysville Watch Committee v. Municipality of Murrysville ZHB, et al. Dr. Jerome Paulson: “There is also no scientifically definitive setback distance that would prevent health and safety impacts from oil and gas infrastructure.”

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court will hear arguments on an important case on fracking, as it relates to residential zoning, this Monday by bobscaping, May 8, 2021 Those who have followed fracking closely in Pennsylvania, over the past decade, recall alarming legislation … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on May 10, 2021 Frac Ordinance Hearing; Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania: Murrysville Watch Committee v. Municipality of Murrysville ZHB, et al. Dr. Jerome Paulson: “There is also no scientifically definitive setback distance that would prevent health and safety impacts from oil and gas infrastructure.”

Dakota Access P/L: Judge James Boasberg, in one sentence order, gives U.S. Army Corps of Engineers until May 3 to say when environmental review is expected to be completed and give “its position, if it has one” on whether the PL should be shut down. “The Corps opted to shrug its shoulders”

Judge gives Corps 2nd chance to offer oil pipeline opinion by Dave Kolpackt, AP, April 27, 2021, Yahoo!News FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge faced with a motion on whether the Dakota Access oil pipeline north of the Standing … Continue reading

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North Dakota: “Thorny legal territory of subsurface property ownership.” Pore space “turf war.” Massive deregulation ahead to steal the valuable asset from landowners to give to oil and gas companies?

North Dakota landowners, oil industry butt heads over holes in the ground, Subterranean caverns known as “pore space” are as old as geology itself, but they have lately emerged as the scene of a turf war between a small landowners … Continue reading

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Happy 39th Birthday Canda’s Tar ‘n Frac’d Charter of Rights!

The very worst impulses of humankind can survive generations, centuries, even millenia. And the best of our individual efforts can die with us at the end of a single lifetime. Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian The truth is that when an … Continue reading

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Blatant aquifer contamination by industrial chicken corporation, Mountaire, continues unchecked for decades as regulators did little but scratch their corrupt testicles, like AER, Alberta Health, Alberta Environment, Alberta Research Council protecting illegal aquifer frac’er Encana/Ovintiv and other polluters. 7200 sickened plaintiffs to split shamefully shoddy $65 Million settlement.

A poultry plant, years of groundwater contamination and, finally, a court settlement, Residents in Millsboro, Del., sued the local Mountaire facility, which they suspect is linked to their cancers and other serious health problems by Darryl Fears, April 13, 2021, … Continue reading

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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