Category Archives: Other Legal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Does frac’ing kill kids?

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

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

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

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If rape-enabling shit sits atop the judicial industry, what runs through it?

Chief Justice Bobde: Are you a rapist? India’s top judge tells accused rapist to marry victim to avoid jail, Sharad Arvind Bobde faces calls to resign over remarks to government technician about schoolgirl by Agence France-Presse in Mumbai, March 4, … Continue reading

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Take your environment and community raping Rosebud racetrack and stuff it you know where: Calgary.

Over 1,700 comments to the CBC article, many opposed and horrified. The racetrack project is about 4 km from Rosebud. The noise will be horrific, amplified by the steep coulee walls. Encana/Ovintiv illegally frac’d Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers in 2004, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Frac Sand Mining Harms Lawsuit: Cooks Valley couple files lawsuit against EOG Resources and Kraemer Mining & Materials for property and groundwater pollution, damages to home, radon gas, health and property value harms

“Frac Sand Mines, Processing Plants, and Rail-load-outs can be found in abundance in NW Wisconsin. Many people, young and old alike, have had their lives impacted upon by health, safety, economic concerns and an abundance of other issues surrounding this … Continue reading

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Update: Mountains Not Mines mugs are back in stock! (I was sent my very own mug and chocolates.)

Mountains Not Mines and Fuck You Kenney mugs have been restocked! This time, $12 from each mug will be donated to the No Coal Mines on Niitsitapi Land GoFundMe. As of March 2, 2021: $11,345 raised of $20,000 goal Latasha … Continue reading

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Free screening Feb 28 & Mar 1, 2021: Invisible Hand, award-winning documentary, seven years in the making. “It’s about the water. It’s always been about the water.” Quebec’s Magpie River becomes first in Canada to be granted legal personhood

“The corporate goal is to make sure democracy doesn’t exist.” As you watch this documentary, remember: Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is 100% corporate-funded, owes Albertans no duty of care, is legally immune, has no public health or public interest mandate, … Continue reading

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Humanity needs a lot more lawyers like “legendary” Nicola Salomone. “Quite a story this: defence lawyer seeks postponement to get a psychiatrist’s report; judge berates him, invokes victim; lawyer says he’ll cease representing client to protect his interests; judge refuses; lawyer resigns from the Québec bar―while in court.”

Leonid Sirota@DoubleAspect Feb 15, 2021 Tweets: Quite a story this: defence lawyer seeks postponement to get a psychiatrist’s report; judge berates him, invokes victim; lawyer says he’ll cease representing client to protect his interests; judge refuses; lawyer resigns from the … Continue reading

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City of Annapolis sues oil and gas companies, naming some of the biggest, including ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP and Shell, for their role in contributing to climate change; Will argue the companies violated Maryland Consumer Protection Act and five other actions, including public and private nuisance, negligence, failure to warn and trespass. Anne Arundel County considering similar litigation

Annapolis sues 26 oil and gas companies for their role in contributing to climate change by Brooks DuBose, Feb 23, 2021, Capital Gazette The City of Annapolis is suing 26 oil and gas companies for what it calls the costs … Continue reading

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Tammy Bouvette, Intentional miscarriage of justice in Canada?

Comment to the CBC artlce by Susan Korotash: The prosecution relied on the findings of Dr. Evan Matshes. Many of his findings have been investigated and discredited over the years, but the Alberta Justice Department at the time would do … Continue reading

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Another dishonest Canadian lawyer shit show: Disbarred Edmonton lawyer, Shawn Beaver, off to jail for a year.

Disbarred Edmonton lawyer sentenced to year in jail by Dylan Short, Feb 24, 2021, Edmonton Journal A former Edmonton lawyer must spend one year in jail after he was found to be in contempt of court, an associate chief justice … Continue reading

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Holy Frac Ban! Delaware River Basin Commission, water regulator, votes to permanently ban drilling and frac’ing in Delaware River watershed. All four basin states (PA, NJ, DE, NY) voted for the ban, citing scientific evidence that frac’ing has polluted drinking water, surface water, and groundwater. Delaware Gov. John Carney: “As DRBC chair, I welcome this opportunity to provide the fullest protection to the more than 13 million people who rely upon the Delaware River Basin’s waters for their drinking water”

Frac bans on a roll! Delaware River Basin Commission Bans Hydraulic Fracking Drilling Activities In Watershed; Will Develop Regs To Manage Drilling Wastewater by David E. Hess, Feb 25, 2021, PA Environmental Digest On February 25, the Delaware River Basin … Continue reading

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Finally, “a non/racist justice and jury in Alberta,” Bradley Barton found guilty in 2011 death of Cindy Gladue

When will Canadian courts and lawyers/prosecutors begin to treat rape victims, even dead rape or sex victims, with respect and fairness from the start of proceedings and throughout? Soul-destroying for friends and family of Ms. Gladue, the public interest, jury … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court upholds award by Environmental Hearing Board of $13,135 in court costs & legal fees to be paid by DEP to Stephen and Ellen Gerhart, who were seeking $265,976 in fees paid for experts, including $50,000 in attorney’s fees.

Couple awarded court costs, Gerharts protested pipeline construction on their property by Phil Ray, Feb 18, 2021, Altoona Mirror The Commonwealth Court has upheld an award of more than $13,000 in court costs and attorney’s fees to a Huntingdon County … Continue reading

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Dirty politicians: Cooking the vote; cooking the books; cooking the courts.

Canada has dirty politicians aplenty. Pennsylvania G.O.P.’s Push for More Power Over Judiciary Raises Alarms, After fighting the election results, state Republicans are trying to increase their control of the courts. Outraged Democrats and good government groups see it as … Continue reading

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Happy V Day 2021: One billion rising: “We are asking for justice!” “No more rape or incest or abuse. Women are not a possession.”

Happy V-Day V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against all women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence), girls and the planet. V-Day believes that when art and activism come … Continue reading

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UK: Supreme Court rules Nigerians can bring claims against Shell in UK for severe pollution, incuding to their drinking water

Nigerians can bring claims against Shell in UK, supreme court rules, Ogale and Bille villagers say Shell oil operations have caused severe pollution including to their drinking water by Sandra Laville and Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos, Feb 12, 2021, The … Continue reading

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Generation Now Inc. to plead guilty in alleged $60Million Ohio bribery scheme provided by FirstEnergy Corp to gain legislative approval of $1Billion bailout to benefit FirstEnergy subsidiary, and guarantee profits for FirstEnergy.

Nonprofit in alleged $60M Ohio bribery scheme to plead guilty, Federal authorities have said former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and others used the nonprofit as a conduit for $60 million in bribes by Mark Gillispie, Associated Press, Feb 5, … Continue reading

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“Ecology is everyone’s business!!!” Russian court orders Nornickle to pay nearly $2 Billion for 20,000 ton oil dump into Arctic river, likely Russia’s largest environmental penalty. Canada needs courts like this.

Russian court orders mining giant to pay nearly $2 billion for Arctic spill by Celine Castronuovo, Feb 5, 2021, The Hill A Russian court has ordered a mining company involved in a massive Arctic fuel spill last year to pay … Continue reading

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Wow! I am stunned! Maybe there’s a chance for fairness in Caveman Canada yet. For the first time, Supreme Court of Yukon is comprised of three resident judges, all women!

Appointment creates all-female Supreme Court, For the first time, the Supreme Court of Yukon is comprised of three resident judges who are women by Whitehorse Star, Dec 1, 2020 For the first time, the Supreme Court of Yukon is comprised … Continue reading

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Fix systemic inequalities in Canada’s judicial industry, Justin Trudeau tells our “justice” minister. More pretend hot air to enable Caveman Canada’s racism? Like “Shit Some More on Indigenous Peoples” UNDRIP Bill C-15? Or to raise Indigenous hopes, only to dash them over a cliff yet again? This stinks.

Trying to repair Canada’s racist misogynistic “justice” reputation around the world? When will the order come to fix systemic misogyny in Canada’s male-dominated “justice” industry? And when will the order come making it illegal for law societies (“regulator” of lawyers) … Continue reading

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“Law” makers or pedophile catholic church protectors? Clergy sexual abuse victims in Pennsylvania *again* must wait for justice

Dear ex-Rep Senator Joe Scarnati: May you and all like you rot on earth and in hell. State Senator Joe Scarnati 25TH DISTRICT Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati is currently serving his 5th term in the Pennsylvania Senate. As … Continue reading

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Darling Downs, Australia: High Court sends controversial thermal coal mine expansion sent back for new hearing. Paul King: “The High Court’s decision is, in our view, vindication that the Darling Downs is for farming – not coal mining.”

High Court Victory as Acland mine sent back for fresh hearing by Environmental Defenders Office, Feb 3, 2021 Farmers and community members from Acland and surrounds have won a significant victory in the High Court, which today ordered a fresh … Continue reading

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“Affair of the century!” Paris court convicts French gov’t of failing to address climate crisis and not keeping its promises. Fossil fuel pollution quote of the century by Jean-François Julliard: “No more blah blah.”

“There is no greater fraud than a promise not kept.”SCOTTISH PROVERB Imagine if my lawsuit against Encana/Ovintiv, Alberta gov’t and charter-violating AER had taken place in France, Holland or Ireland, instead of frac’d tarshit rape & pillage Caveman Canada. Court … Continue reading

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The Hague: Appeals court rules Shell Nigeria acted unlawfully, orders farmers paid for damages caused by leaking pipelines and to start purifying contaminated waters within weeks. Eric Dooh, Plaintiff: “Finally, there is some justice for the Nigerian people suffering the consequences of Shell’s oil”

How will the farmers make Shell heed the court and pay them and purify the polluted water? A Victory for Farmers in a David-and-Goliath Environmental Case, An appeals court said a small group of farmers in the Niger Delta region … Continue reading

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US District Court of Appeals from D.C. Circuit agrees Dakota Access P/L Crossing at Missouri River near Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is illegal, requires in-depth environmental review, but did not order the pipeline shut down during the review. Will Biden shut it entirely down, as he did Keystone XL?

Appeals Court Agrees that Dakota Access Pipeline River Crossing Is Illegal by Olivia Rosane, Jan. 27, 2021, ecowatch A federal appeals court has struck another blow against the contested Dakota Access Pipeline. A three-judge panel on the U.S. District Court … Continue reading

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Minnesota: Important win for consumers and solar companies: Utility Xcel Energy fined $1million for exceeding maximum number of customer service complaints as a result of significant delays in processing interconnection requests for solar projects. Ruling from Public Utilities Commission affirms the right of consumers to **reasonable customer service** in the interconnection process.

Minnesota PUC Fines Xcel Energy $1 Million for Interconnection Failures by Gwen Brown, January 22, 2021, IREC (Interstate Renewable Energy Council) Minnesota utility Xcel Energy was fined one million dollars on Thursday for exceeding a maximum number of customer service … Continue reading

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More settle ‘n gags to keep polluting us?

DuPont, Chemours Reach Agreement Over Chemicals Jan 24, 2021, The Intelligencer DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Dupont Co. and its spinoff business Chemours have agreed to resolve legal disputes over environmental liabilities for pollution related to man-made chemicals associated with … Continue reading

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Down with soon-to-be frac’er Elon Musk! To think I used to admire his imagination and critical thinking.

Elon Musk to Start Fracking? When did you ever think you would see “Elon Musk” and “fracking” in the same sentence? by bobscaping, Jan 24, 2021 … Let’s try to get this straight… To be self-sufficient by providing his own super-chilled … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania; Briggs v. Southwestern Production Company: Rule of Capture still bars subsurface trespass claim, including by hydraulic fracturing, but appears after much judicial scrutiny, nothing has been resolved except judges change the rules to suit whatever feeds the industrial-political demands of the day. Judges will change the rules next time too, no matter how specific pleadings are, eg will complain the pleadings are too long and demand they are shortened, as they did to me.

Pennsylvania Rule of Capture Still Bars Subsurface Trespass Claim by Gary Reed, Jan 20, 2021, JD Supra After a trial court order, two appellate opinions, a dissent, and another appellate opinion, the tension between a well operator and an adjacent … Continue reading

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Is it possible to undo the damage done by Citizens United? “I will believe corporations are humans in law when Texas executes one by electric chair, a bullet to the ‘head’, a public hanging.”

Some juicy comments (nice to see that I’m not the only human who sees the dirt our corporate financed and controlled politicos appoint to the bench to give the rich and powerful, eg industry and pedophile churches – notably catholic … Continue reading

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When will frac’ers and their enablers (regulators and courts) face the International Criminal Court in The Hague, for their crimes against humanity?

Past Mountain View Councillor Paddy Munro termed Encana’s aquifer fracs at Rosebud, “crimes against humanity” in his presentation on hydraulic fracturing to the public and council in 2012. Above ad in Mountain View Gazette NEBC: Rosebud, Alberta. Encana frac’d many … Continue reading

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Frac’ing insanity in the Yukon. Chance Oil & Gas (was Northern Cross Ltd) wants $2.2 billion in damages (even though frac’ing is a major money loser and Chance says they don’t need to frac) because of frac moratorium.

One of the comments: Tim fordyce: I may be ignorant of many things including environmental regulations pertaining to drilling exploration but for a commercial venture to think it can get exemption from fracking bans. Lawyers will try anything to justify … Continue reading

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Ohio: Erie Co Riseberg Pipeline delivers legal evil. Hits families that granted rights-of-way with mechanic liens of $18,946,185.00. Moral of the horrendous story: Never say yes to oil and gas.

Rob Schwartz comment on ASRG FB Page: This is American information but similar situations can and do happen in Canada. ie; Around 10 years ago Alberta surface landowners started receiving demand letters from electricity suppliers to suspended oil well lease … Continue reading

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Oil patch polluted judicial industry: Trump’s extreme right Supreme Court Judge, Amy Coney Barrett, hears climate case against her father’s ex-employer Shell; Barrett participated even though as a lower court judge she recused herself from hearing cases involving Shell.

Amy Coney Barrett is a Shell of a Justice: Barrett hears climate case against her father’s ex-employer Shell by Rachel Frazin and John Kruzel, Jan 19, 2021, The Hill Amy Coney Barrett was among the justices who presided over a … Continue reading

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Mayor High River, Craig Snodgrass: “I didn’t vote for Jason Kenney because he’s full of shit.” Keep raging Albertans! I love it. The most powerful Court in the world is that of Public Opinion, and it won’t *bankrupt* you with legal and court costs.

One hot interview! Powerful and fun. Nice to see Albertans finding their courage and voicing their outrage. “‘I didn’t vote for @jkenney because he’s full of shit.‘ High River @mayorsnod ain’t tipsy-toeing in the tulips on this morning’s #RealTalkRJ! … … Continue reading

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Jan 19, 2021, Webinar 1: Crimes against Nature through the lens of Indigenous Sovereignty. Jan 23, 2021: Green Criminology Master Class. Feb 16, 2021, Webinar 2: From Grassroots to the Courts

The purpose of this webinar series is to educate and raise awareness on using international law, and specifically a crime of ecocide, to reinforce Indigenous rights and environmental protection. Webinar one: Crimes against Nature through the lens of Indigenous Sovereignty by Stop … Continue reading

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Alberta teachers, unions “across-the-board livid” about KKKenney’s UCP stealing control of their pensions via mega-money losing AIMCo.

Alberta teachers, unions ‘livid’ after province issues ministerial orders changing terms of public sector pensions, “The finance minister and premier might call this administrative reform. We call it theft,” said Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) president Gil McGowan by Lisa … Continue reading

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