- 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 not be appealing a landmark court case that found unchecked industrial development in northeastern B.C. violates ...
- Best letter to the Editor: “Fracking must be stopped. It poisons our drinking water and pollutes our air. … Health hazards cannot be prevented. … Laws do not protect people. No regulations protect people. The process is not safe. Fracking must be banned.”
Ban fracking for sake of humanity by Barbara Hughes, Las Vegas Sun, July 26, 2021
Fracking must be stopped. It poisons our drinking water and pollutes our air.
More fracking means more deadly climate change. Health hazards cannot be prevented. When fracking emits methane (which is toxic and explosive), it can build up in the air and cause ...
- 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 water, land, subsurface, workers, communities 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 federal authorities say in many cases oil companies are allowed to bypass those safety requirements or avoid ...
- Oil Patch Strategy of Obstruction on PFAS use: “Commission another government study” while they poison us, Like Canada’s Council of Canadian Academies’ frac panel cowardly concluded
2011 April: Ernst vs Encana lawsuit goes public
2011 August: The Council of Canadian Academies and Environment Canada to study hydraulic fracturing after group of harmed Albertans demand mortatorium
2014: Council of Canadian Academies Expert Frac Report: Provides more questions than answers, Science to be determined after the fracs
Are we being kept safe from ‘forever chemicals’ injected ...
- 500 international, US, Canadian groups open letter to leaders to “reject carbon capture and storage.” CCS is high risk like frac’ing, another scam used by gov’ts to give oil and gas companies $billions of public money to produce more pollution
2013: Denbury fined $662,500 for Mississippi blowout of CO2 injected in high pressure enhanced oil recovery, So much carbon dioxide came out that it settled in hollows, suffocating deer and other animals
Carbon Capture and Storage by Centre for International Environmental Law July 2021
What is carbon capture and storage?
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture, ...
- Health Canada: Poisoning Canadians to please Monsanto/Bayer, the oil patch and frac’ers?
Health Canada does not protect the health of Canadians, the agency protects polluters; it still has not publicly released their 2012 report on frac’ing hazards to the air we breath and water we drink.
Higher concentrations of controversial herbicide glyphosate may soon be on your plate: here’s why by Lillian Roy, July 19, 2021, CTV News ...
- Canada: BRAVO! Quebec gov’t says no to harmful polluting money-wasting $14 Billion LNG in Saguenay, north of Quebec City, following *years* of opposition from citizens, Indigenous communities and environmental experts
Quebec nixes LNG facility that would have carried western natural gas to overseas markets, Premier Legault had initially supported the project, but it was met with widespread opposition by CBC News, Jul 21, 2021
The Quebec government has refused to approve construction of a natural gas facility in the Saguenay, north of Quebec City, following years ...
- 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,” the state Court of Judicial Discipline ruled Monday.
The nine-judge panel found Toothman abused his time on ...
- Manitoba Silica Sand Mining: “Sharp Dealings” by gov’ts serve CanWhite Sands Corp while trumping human right to safe water?
When corporate interests trump the human right to clean drinking water, A Manitoba case of concern by Don Sullivan, June 29, 2021, Canadian Dimension
The business of silica sand extraction
Silica sand mining has become big business, and there are two primary markets for high grade silica sand these days.
The first is oil and gas fracking. Hydraulic fracturing ...
- 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 the laws related to the treatment of toxic waste. This new information is based on ...
- 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 Erie County still hit with liens over rights-of-way by Ed Palatella and Jim Martin, Erie ...
- California: Oil industry lobby group demands groundwater protections stripped
California Oil Lobby Seeks to Strip Environmental Protections for Groundwater Amid Drought, The move could make it harder for landowners to sue companies that pollute water tables by Aaron Cantu, July 13, 2021, Capital & Main
A prominent oil and gas lobbying group seeks to strip environmental protections from groundwater sources designated by the state for agricultural ...
- 700 groups ask Ireland to introduce resolution to UN General Assembly to ban frac’ing globally, highlights urgency with which human rights, climate, environmental and public-health impacts of frac’ing must be confronted. Dr. Edward Ketyer: “A global ban on fracking will improve public health and safety everywhere, not just in communities that have been damaged and scarred by unconventional oil and gas operations”
Over 700 Global Organizations Ask Ireland to Introduce a United Nations Resolution for a Ban on Fracking Press Release by International Frac Ban Coalition, July 15, 2021
DUBLIN, IRELAND — An international coalition of advocates, physicians and scientists have mobilized global support in asking Ireland to introduce a resolution to the United Nations General Assembly entitled ...
- New Report: “Nightmare Contaminant” Forever Chemicals (PFAS) Use in Drilling & Frac’ing in More than 1,200 Wells in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming between 2012 and 2020, including by Encana (in Canada too?). Records obtained from US EPA under Freedom of Information Act. Did Encana now Ovintiv inject PFAS into Rosebud and Pavillion drinking water aquifers?
From Page 9 of the report (at the time of Encana’s illegal aquifer fracs in 2004 in Alberta, and aquifer fracs in Pavillion Wyoming, there was no Fracfocus yet. After it was implemented with great halleluja, propaganda, pomp and circumstance in Canada, companies often include trade secrets in their Fracfocus filings, sometimes listing all chemicals ...
- Will Horgan gov’t appeal Blueberry River First Nations cumulative impacts win? I think BC’s NDP will, they’ve proven they don’t give a damn about mitigating or reducing harms by the oil and gas industry, including site C dam.
Vaughn Palmer: First Nations hope B.C. won’t appeal key treaty ruling in B.C. Supreme Court, Opinion: Appeal likely as ruling could affect completion of the Site C dam project by Vaughn Palmer, Jul 08, 2021, Vancouver Sun
VICTORIA — The Blueberry River First Nations is calling on the New Democrats to come to the negotiating table ...
- 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 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 system and only after that lengthy process can that quasi-judicial decision be appealed to a real court ...
- California Dreaming: Regulator denies Aera Energy (Shell & ExxonMobil joint venture) permits to frac in two Kern County oil fields to “protect public health and safety and environmental quality”
California oil regulators deny new fracking permits by The Associated Press, July 9, 2021, The Herald Sun
California denied 21 oil drilling permits this week in the latest move toward ending fracking in a state that makes millions from the petroleum industry but is seeing widespread drought and more dangerous fire seasons linked to climate change.
- Blueberry River elected Chief Marvin Yahey said last week’s ruling proves BC “failed” to protect his Nation’s treaty rights and that Treaty 8 signatory nations “will not accept anything less than full enforcement of our rights.”
Lawyer Christopher Tollefson in his interview with CBC (at link below), this quote not included in the article:
“I think the goal, reading between the lines, is to negotiate a settlement here.”
Is that mainly what lawyers learn in law school and preach? Settlement? Gags? Money? No wonder the earth’s ability to sustain human life is ...
- Super Polluter Canada: Where did our $1.7 Billion go? Into well clean-up or washed by Alberta’s UCP into pockets of CEOs and enabling lawfirms? “The public is likely paying for private companies’ pollution … a subsidy for oil and gas producers.”
One of the comments:
Canadians should be outraged this travesty is allowed to continue – the resource extraction companies already are on the hook to clean up the well sites as a condition of bringing in the wells into production in the first place – that’s the bloody deal! That they are now getting paid a ...
- Gulf of Mexico: At least 66.3 million gallons frac waste dumped into the Gulf over a decade. U.S. EPA allows companies to discharge unlimited amounts of frac waste; Industry reports each frac releases about 21,480 gallons of waste, including biocides, polymers and solvents. “The failure to curb this major source of pollution is astounding and unacceptable.”
Offshore Fracking Report Finds Toxic Pollution in Gulf of Mexico, Over 3,000 Fracks, 66.3 Million Gallons of Fracking Waste Dumped Since 2010 Press Release by Centre for Biological Diversity, July 7,, 2021
NEW ORLEANS— A report released today by the Center for Biological Diversity details how pervasive and damaging offshore fracking and other extreme oil and gas extraction ...
- 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 to overstate the significance of the Blueberry River case (properly Yahey v. British Columbia). Essentially it holds ...
- Pieridae unable to meet key conditions necessary to make final investment decision on LNG Goldboro in Nova Scotia, blames pandemic (the company has failed at getting financing for years). Did Canada say no to Pieridae demanding nearly a billion of our dollars? That money is better spent finding the disappeared Indigenous women and children and suing the criminal churches.
AIMCo vomits out more mego loss in bad oil patch investiging? Or, was the $120 million a gift from Premier Jason Kenney to Pieridae CEO Alfred Sorensen, on pensioners’ toil?
Others, such as Pieridae Energy, in which AIMCo has invested $120 million in debt and equity, are high-risk investments, says the report.
Comments to the article:
- All those promised millions of frac jobs: Just another Big Lie
The fracking boom is over. Where did all the jobs go? Fracking created startlingly few jobs in Appalachia, and most of them no longer exist by Colin Jerolmack, July 1, 2021, MIT Technology Review
Shale gas and oil extraction, also known as fracking, is often credited by conservatives with creating hundreds of thousands, if not millions, ...
- Ohio: More radioactive frac waste. More deregulation and lies by regulator?
Residents raise concerns about radioactive waste at business in Martins Ferry by Brittany Grego, June 30, 2021, WTOV9FOX
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — Concerns have been raised regarding radioactive waste at the Austin Master Services facility in Martins Ferry.
Residents spoke out during Wednesday morning’s Belmont County Commissioner’s meeting.
“It says right on their sign, ‘Austin Masters Radiologic Remediation Area’ ...
- Eddie Mitchell of Love Leitrim, Republic of Ireland and farmer: “Fracking is toxic. Everybody gets that now. It is a mainstream view on the island of Ireland at this stage.”
Only a full ban can save Northern Ireland from the threat posed by fracking, Eddie Mitchell of Love Leitrim outlines concerns of border communities that fracking may be set to get back on the agenda in the North by Eddie Mitchell, July 1, 2021, thejournal.ie
IT HAS BEEN four years since Ireland banned fracking, yet communities ...
- Thank you Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, for standing strongly against the public paying to clean up oil and gas industry’s world-wide polluting life-threatening leaking abandoned dirty laundry: “It’s the industry that drilled the well. It’s the industry that made money from the well. It’s the industry that was supposed to follow regulations for proper design, proper construction, proper maintenance and ownership of that well forever — and now they are saying let the taxpayers pay for it? No. No. The money has to come from the shareholders. The money has to come from the coffers of the oil and gas industry. They made the mess. They clean it up”
It never ends: damning new study after study, contamination case after contamination case, home/water explosion after explosion, fire after fire, death after death while industry, its enabling regulators, judges, lawyers and politicians lie and lie to enable the harms.
A comment to the post:
Awesome list of studies
We always knew it they always knew it
Now they want ...
- Dr. Trevor Hancock to gov’ts: “Stop pandering to the large corporate welfare bums and actually do something to protect citizens from corporate-created harms.”
Stop subsidies to ‘corporate welfare bums’ that harm our health by Dr. Trevor Hancock, June 27, 2021, Victoria Times Colonist
One of the frequent complaints by the proponents of neoliberal economics and small government and their corporate supporters is that there is a lot of waste in government. All manner of things get described as a ...
- 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 waifting up aggressively into our fossil fuel pollution-induced heat dome ravaged sky. I panicked, thinking, ...
- 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 six years later, they are already through trial with a ruling.
My lawyers took 11 ...
- Federal Competition Bureau seeks to block sale of Tervita Corp to Secure Energy Services: “Secure and Tervita are the two largest suppliers, and in many areas, the only suppliers of oil and gas waste services in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin”
Competition Bureau challenges proposed merger of rival Calgary oil service firms by Steve Jenkinson, June 30, 2021, Calgary Herald
The federal Competition Bureau is seeking to block the sale of Tervita Corporation to Secure Energy Services, asserting the proposed merger of the two Calgary companies would be bad for their customers.
“Secure and Tervita are the two ...
- Groups urging UN to adopt global frac ban say they’ve won backing of Ireland. Environnement Vert Plus spokesperson Pascal Bergeron in Canada: “could be a major game changer, and affect gas pipeline and LNG projects, among others, all across North America.”
Ireland presses UN to agree a global fracking ban by Mitchell Beer The Energy Mix, June 30, 2021, Climate News Network
Campaign groups urging the United Nations to adopt a global fracking ban say they have won the backing of Ireland.
OTTAWA, 30 June, 2021 − A grassroots group from Ireland which has been seeking to persuade the ...
- 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.
PREMIER HORGAN! During a news conference on CHEK TV news last night did we really hear you use the words ‘CLIMATE CRISIS’?
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 15:01:16 +0000
June 30th, 2012
Premier John Horgan Hon. Katrine Conway, Minister of Forests
In the news conference last night you were asked about the tragic ...
- Mysterious disease killing songbirds and owl in 6 states, sympoms include crusted-over eyes, blindness, seizures, loss of balance, head-bobbing, death within a day. Too much fossil fuel industry pollution spreading, dumped, oozing out, contaminating air, food, waterways and wells while $millions in public money is laundered into polluter pockets, enabling authorities and law firms via witch hunts by cruel idiots like Steve Allan & Jason Kenney?
**Is there a connection to the neurological disease severely sickening and killing humans in New Brunswick?**
Mysterious Brain Syndrome Stumps Canadian Doctors, Six years after they were first reported, debilitating neurological symptoms have shaken the province of New Brunswick and still have doctors in Canada stumped.
New Brunswick Cluster of Neurological Syndrome of Unknown Cause
Mysterious Illness Killing ...
- 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
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 case involving local fracking laws.
Judge J. Andrew Crompton issued an order Monday granting the Murrysville Watch Committee’s ...
- Frac’ing us to death, in many more ways than toxic chemicals injected into our drinking water aquifers and polluted into our air
Another factor to keep in mind in Colorado’s oil and gas communities — healthy minds, We must have a larger community vision where we promote health and realize that how we are operating right now leads to chronic stress, depression and anxiety by Vincent Atchity, Jun 26, 2021, The Colorado Sun
An oil and gas drilling ...
- What’s in a picture? Compare Dogwood’s “Stop Funding Fracking” billboard in Vancouver to Sean Lennon/Yoko Ono’s in NYC “Imagine There’s No Fracking.” One enables frac’ing, the other does not. Can you see the difference?
2012: Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon “Imagine There’s No Fracking” message to Governor Cuomo on New York Billboard
Two years later: 89-34 vote! New York Assembly passes fracking ban
2021 06 24: Dogwood’s “Horgan: Stop Funding Fracking” billboard at Vancouver intersection Main Street and Second Avenue:
Photo by Michelle Gamage
- Drought makes California cut water for 4,300 rights holders, some will be entirely without while oil companies continue to remove billions of gallons of water from the hydrogeological cycle via frac’ing, and inject toxic waste into protected aquifers.
How much water goes into oil fracking in drought-stricken California? by Eric Ting, SFGATE, June 28, 2021
When California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced plans to ban hydraulic fracturing, a highly controversial method of oil and gas production more widely known as fracking, he focused primarily on climate change impacts.
He may have a water conservation argument to make ...
- Nikiforuk: Who saved Alberta’s mountaintops and precious clean water? Albertans. “Coal Bullshit” Grassy Mountain project is dead. No thanks to Kenney Gov’t or regulators. annie_fiftyseven: “What a bloody circle-jerk.”
Thank you Mr. Nikiforuk for your exemplary reporting. I believe it’s the main reason Grassy Mountain is spared Rinehart’s greed and Kenney’s/UCP’s betrayals and idiocy.
AER and the feds don’t give a shit about us, other species, water or the environment. They’ve made that clear for decades.
A++ comment to The Tyee article below:
annie_fiftyseven, June 20, ...
- Racist Caveman Canada Frac Rape & LNG Pillage up next with Pieridae’s 5,000 worker camp 50 km from Paqtnkek First Nation? Women and children sacrificed to keep oil and gas polluting the world and CEO pockets bulging? Stop it! “Lead in Love” instead!
Dr. Sandra Steingraber:
Frac’ing is not only systemic racism,
It’s not only misogyny,
It’s not only genocide against Indigenous people,
It’s also hate against people who are queer.
That’s just very plain in the frac’ing fields of the United States. …
The culture that comes in. … When you go into the frac’ing fields of America and you look around in ...
- AER says no to Grassy Mountain Coal Mine. Must be the “F*ck You Kenney, Mountains Not Mines” mugs going around, reporting by Andrew Nikiforuk, thousands of Albertans yelling “NO!” and study by Brad Stelfox et. al. because “Public Interest” is nowhere in REDA or AER’s mandate.
Did Kenney order AER to do this, because he’s been sliding deep into unpopular hell and wants to be re-elected? He’ll never make Prime Minister of Canada if Albertans turf him.
Best comment to the CBC article below:
The People of Alberta have spoken, No Coal mining on the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies!
Mountains Not Mines ...
- New study: What a racket! USA fossil fuel (coal, natural gas, gasoline, diesel) producers benefit from $62 billion in subsidies annually, translates into large funds for individual companies due to relatively small number of producers.
The producer benefits of implicit fossil fuel subsidies in the United States by Matthew J. Kotchen, April 6, 2021, PNAS, 118 (14) e2011969118
Complete paper in PDF
SignificanceThere are real and substantial financial implications to fossil fuel producers of policies that seek to correct market failures brought about by climate change, adverse health effects from local pollution, ...
- Silica Dust is Deadly. Don’t let CanWhiteSands, any sand miner, frac’er or their enabling “regulators” tell you otherwise
Silica dust – does it really matter? by Jeremy Martin, June – July 2021, Hardscape Magazine
Respirable crystalline silica dust has been a hot subject in the industry for some years now. I first heard rumbles about updated OSHA standards in 2015 just as we were wrapping up a large project with a huge amount of ...
- More frac bankruptcy stench and Encana/Ovintiv Hanky Panky with CPPIB? How many Steve Harper appointees on the Board?
Excellent question in comment by TedCruzAteMyKids:
Why is CPP investing in capital intensive fracking operations especially when the past few years have seen shale and fracking burn investor cash? …
CPPIB expands bet on Colorado fracking by joining new venture by David Milstead, Institutional Investment Reporter, June 10, 2021, The Globe and Mail
With energy prices hitting prepandemic ...
- While oil & gas frac’ing’s unacceptable environmental and public health impacts continue, including permanently removing billions of gallons of drinking water from the hydrogeological cycle. Sick.
New federal policy restricts thermal coal mine projects, citing ‘unacceptable’ environmental impacts by Emma Graney, June 11, 2021, The Globe and Mail
New and expanded thermal-coal mines are highly unlikely to get the green light under a policy change announced by the federal government Friday, throwing into jeopardy one company’s plan to vastly expand its mine ...
- When will the frac’ing insanity stop? Worrying Rystad Energy frac quake analysis.
Treating the US oil industry’s dark water: As earthquakes increase, billions needed to switch course by Rystad Energy in Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide, June 14, 2021
A worrying Rystad Energy analysis of seismic activity in the US’ key oil producing regions reveals that the number of noticeable earthquakes has been increasing year after year since 2017. ...
- John A. MacDonald and Egerton Ryerson going ape shit in their graves this carving not of them instead of Amanda Polchies, Mi’kmaw woman from Elispogtog First Nation, defending her community and drinking water from being raped by colonial frac’ers? Beautiful courage: “Wisp of Hope.”
Mi’kmaw artist picks iconic fracking protest photo for newest stone carving, ‘It was an image I’d always wanted to try to carve,’ says Steve Lawton by Nic Meloney, CBC News, Jun 13, 2021
Mi’kmaw stone carver Steve Lawton of Qalipu First Nation in N.L. is making an artwork inspired by a 2013 photo of Amanda Polchies ...
- Here’s Why Your Gas Stove Is Killing You (and the frac-harmed)
“Natural” gas in North America now comes via hydraulic fracturing which is extremely polluting, anything but “natural,” harms many, and divides families and communities.
Dr. Mary Wood:
Once a frac’ing company goes into a community, they never leave. Long after they have left, the contamination stays.
Here’s Why Your Gas Stove Is Killing You 6:02 Min. by Full ...
- “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 of Mexico is quietly playing out in a bankruptcy court in southern Texas. The contestants in ...
- 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 Swan Energy in $1.1B deal by Chris Varcoe, June 12, 2021, Calgary Herald
Canadian natural gas prices ...
- Must Watch Both: Bedrock Rights, film identifying how frac’ing harms and abrogates human rights and Conversation: Sandra Steingraber, biologist and Mary Wood, award-winning law prof
Dr. Mary Wood:
Once a frac’ing company goes into a community, they never leave.
Long after they have left, the contamination stays.
Dr. Sandra Steingraber:
Frac’ing is not only systemic racism,
It’s not only misogyny,
It’s not only genocide against Indigenous people,
It’s also hate against people who are queer.
That’s just very plain in the frac’ing fields of the United ...
- Letter by Paul Strome on “boondoggle” bizarre notoriously polluting Goldboro LNG scheme. “When you take a look at what Pieridae’s performance is on the stock market right now and how Pieridae has done for the past several years in the market you will understand my lack of faith in their ability to perform.”
Pieridae’s “Goldboro” Debacle by Paul Strome, May 5, 2021, The Inverness Oran
What a vast majority of Canadians don’t realize is that we are on the hook for cleaning up billions (if not trillions) of dollars of environmental waste across the country. Industries continue dumping their waste into the laps of citizens, who are completely ...
- 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 opinion….
I would add that others benefited from your actions; as a pioneer, you had to drop the ...
- Frac Sand Sentinel #374: Photos of the Devastation & Must Read Submission to Wisconsin’s Frac Sand Mine “Hands Off” “Failure” of a “Regulator” DNR by Dwight (Town Chair of Curran Twp) and Ruth Swenson, Hixton WI
May 26, 2021 Roberta WallsWDNR Nonmetallic Mine Coordinator Ms. Walls,
Thanks for the invitation to provide public commentary regarding the WI Adm. Code NR135.06(5) concerning rulings governing local and county non-metallic mine site reclamation efforts in Wisconsin. This is a critical area of concern for local governments affected by industrial frac sand mine sites. Many of these concerns connect ...
- Oh Order of Caveman Canada: Best comment of the last two frac’d decades!
Morgan got the Order of Canada for fracking your aquifer.
Comment by a Canadian living in Manitoba, June 8, 2021, in response to this post:
A murder mystery: Who really killed Encana? Or is this a Gwyn Morgan Puff Piece? Best thing that could happen is the death of AEC/Encana/Cenovus/Ovintiv
Slide from Ernst presentations
Above from Alberta Views Cover ...
- Japex sells Canadian shale gas “asset” to frac quaker Petronas for “extraordinary loss of C$493 million”
Japex cuts its losses and exits Canada shale asset, Japanese company to recognise a large extraordinary loss by Rusell Searancke, May 14, 2021, Upstreamonline
Japan Petroleum Exploration (Japex) has sold to Petronas its interest in a Canadian shale gas asset, and said it will record an extraordinary loss of C$493 million (US$404 million) as a result ...
- Another “No Duty of Care” legally immune AER “shell” game to let big polluter Shell avoid clean up? Looks like it. AER gives Shell-Pieridae sour gas marriage a hearing
It’s time to nationalize Shell. Private oil companies are no longer fit for purpose, Failing, heavily subsidized private oil companies enjoy the profits of oil extraction while the rest of us pay in tax dollars, human rights abuses, and an unlivable climate by Johanna Bozuwa and Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, June 7, 2021, The Guardian
This is ...
- Alan Brubaker against frac’ing: “Those chemicals they use to frack are highly poisonous to humans. Those chemicals cannot be filtered out. What are you thinking, money over the lives of millions people? All who pass this should be put in prison for life.”
Against fracking by Alan Brubaker, Snowflake, Jun 1, 2021, White Mountain Independent
In first place, I still am against fracking, because the the chemicals used in the process to break up the soil and rock to remove the oil or gas from the ground.
If there were no danger of any water near or around, then I ...
- New study: Living near oil development associated with lower lung function
Respiratory health, pulmonary function and local engagement in urban communities near oil development by Jill E. Johnston, Temuulen Enebish, Sandrah P.Eckel, Sandy Navarro, and Bhavna Shamasunder, June 2021, Environmental Research, Volume 197, 111088
•Urban oil and gas development occurs in close proximity to homes in Los Angeles.
•Residents living near an active oil well reported more wheezing ...
- Give your brain a shake Mr. Wallace! AER owes No Duty of Care to Albertans harmed by its actions or inactions (failure to regulate is AER’s fav pastime), has no public interest or public health mandate, abuses and violates the rights of harmed citizens, and is led by questionable old white dudes.
Head of coal-mining panel says Albertans’ trust in resource regulators to be examined, Ron Wallace says public’s low confidence in regulatory body is ‘a major thing’ by Bob Weber, The Canadian Press, May 31, 2021, CBC News
A public consultation committee on coal mining in the Rocky Mountains will consider why Albertans’ level of trust in ...
- Private land; Frac’ers Garbage Can. Sentron LD 3000 oil barrel on Rosebud River coulee, Ernst property; Matching barrels at Encana/Ovintiv (now Lynx) 7-13 Compressor station.
Comment from a rural Alberta:
Good job on the “barrel racing”, Jessica, they won’t forget …this isn’t your first rodeo! Ha.
Yesterday, walking home checking the mail, I noticed a black blob that did not belong on the landscape (other side of the old Rosebud River on my property where there is no vehicle access).
Today, I went ...
- 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 a year, ignored my correspondence, withheld my trust funds a year, and to this day, continues ...
- AER’s new CEO Laurie Pushor farting spin to make landowners, counties, municipalities ripped off by oil & gas shut up?
One of the comments to the Globe article:
This is clearly an improvement, but something seems off.
The regulator hasn’t yet landed on a concrete number of how much energy companies must spend each year on clean-up activities, but Mr. Pushor said it will likely be around 4 to 5 per cent of the total value ...
- 2021 06 24: $400 gets you a module with Mark Taylor, frac’er of blue icing, ex lying Encana manager, ex AER VP who did the hanky panky with ex AER Chief hanky pankster Jim Ellis. Another Caveman Canada shit show brought to us by oil & gas.
Navigating the Energy Regulator when Conducting Acquisitions and Divestitures (June 24, 2021)
Course Length 4 hours
Instructor JWN Energy Courses
Released 24 Mar 2021
This four-hour live course is designed to guide participants through the regulatory issues from the pre-deal preparation to post-transaction implementation. Attendees will understand how regulatory, ESG, and policy awareness are integral to the business considerations ...
- Parallel situations between Canada and Honduras: Father Melo and Phil Little compare Berta Cáceres with Jessica Ernst on radio program, América Libre.
This is an honour beyond my wildest imaginings! Thank you Father Melo, Phil Little and América Libre radio show in Honduras. I only wish Berta was still alive, and we were all enjoying lunch together at the Rosebud Inn.
Comment from Phil: Berta too would be flattered to be compared to you! You are warriors! ...
- CPP & AIMCo gave Bolsonaro $1Billion to privatize water. Just how dirty is CPP Investment Board (Hanky Pankied with Aquifer Frac’er Encana)? We know how dirty AIMCo is by the millions it gives bankrupt frac’ers and other law-violating big polluters
Revealed: Canadian pension funds invested nearly $1B in Bolsonaro-led water privatization scheme, A deal championed by the far-right Brazilian President and financed by two Canadian funds is “illegal,” say unions challenging it in court by Jesse Freeston & Martin Lukacs May 24 2021, Breach Media
Two of Canada’s biggest pension funds have invested in a major ...
- June 2, 2021: World Premier of Bedrock Rights: A New Foundation for Global Action Against Fracking and Climate Change
World Premier of Our Film
This coming Wednesday is the premier of an exciting new short film that our Tribunal and Bearing Witness team has created over the past several months. It is a rich and powerful story based on the testimony and court rulings from the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change. See the ...
- Diary of a frac’d resident in NEBC. Damn It Premier Horgan, find some humanity! Ban Frac’ing! For the Love of Water, Community and People, not just Fake Jobs for Multinational Polluters.
Shale Gas Drill n Frac’ near Dawson Creek inSuper Natural British ColumbiaLife in the Time of Induced, Quakes, Shakes & Slams
May 24 10:59am, 2:16pm, 2:21pm, 2:25pm, 2:34pm, 2:45pm, 2:52pm, 2:57m, 3:03pmside to side, tremor, 3:06pm, 3:10pm stronger steady
May 25 10:30pm starts vibrating floor, goes on and on
May 26 11:00pm starts vibrating floor, goes on ...
- Peace Region NEBC Canada, New Study: Cumulative frac development and earthquakes: Warning by Allan Chapman: Bigger frac quakes coming, may kill and destroy; Pathetic 100% industry funded and controlled OGC enabling the horrific frac harms like AER, as usual.
Comments to the Tyee article, including excellent one by Mr. Koop of BC Tap Water Alliance:
The photo at the beginning of this article, showing three water pits, has been published numerous times, but never identified. I know this place. This is Shell Canada Limited’s Saturn 1 Gas Plant (legal identifier, 3-28-80-20 W6M), located 29 kilometres ...
- Demand grows for Irish-led global frac ban after release of report from Irish Centre for Human Rights; Over 600 groups, scientists, organisations sign open letter to the UN Secretary-General.
Calls grow for an Irish-led global ban on fracking by by Shauna Burdis, 25 May 2021, greennews.ie
Demand is continuing to build for an Irish-led global ban on fracking in the wake of a report from the Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR).
The International Human Rights Impacts of Fracking published yesterday analysed the threats hydraulic fracking ...
- Louisiana, St. Mary Parish: Eight workers from Wild Well Control injured in explosion at natural gas well; Incident began with crew trying to plug abandoned well
Several people hurt after explosion at gas well along Louisiana coast by WBRZ, May 25, 2021
MORGAN CITY – Several workers were hurt after a natural gas well near the coast of Louisiana erupted into flames.
Texas Petroleum Investment Company said the incident happened at a well in the Belle Isle Field. The company said the situation ...
- 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 press conference to address fracking negligence in Pennsylvania and what lawmakers are doing to take action.
- California regulator releases draft rule to ban frac’ing by 2024; For phase out of all “well stimulation” techniques including fracking, acidizing, gravel packing, steam flooding and steam injection. After how many aquifers permanently contaminated?
California Launches Rulemaking To Ban Fracking In 2024 by Charles Kennedy, May 24, 2021, Oil Price
California initiated on Friday the pre-rulemaking stage of proposed legislation that would end fracking in the state in 2024.
The Department of Conservation, Geologic Energy Management Division released pre-rulemaking draft regulations for the purpose of receiving public input on the development ...
- 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:
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 of you. Remember how hard it was to get you into Dail. They thought you were ...
- 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 MGA . Canadian laws and govt. processes have been the target of a USA based organization ...
- 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. #EndOfNature? #ForNature?
EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Encourages Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd. Investors with Losses to Inquire ...
- June 3, 2021: Webinar Reimagining Rivers: Magpie River as Person
Webinar Registration: Reimagining Rivers: Magpie River as Person jointly organized by the Centre for Constitutional Studies and the Environmental Law Centre
DescriptionThe Magpie River was recently granted legal personhood by the Innu Council of Ekuanitshit and the Minganie Regional County Municipality in Quebec. Our speaker, Yenny Vega Cárdenas, President of the Observatoire international des droits de ...
- Eliminate light pollution! Let’s bring bees back! Rena Woss: Protecting bees takes little effort. Billions of bees are dying because of light pollution. Provide darkness; Shield or turn outdoor lights off, use only when needed.
Frac’ing comes with horrific light pollution.
World Bee Day event hopes to (not) shine a light on pollinators by Tim Kalinowski, May 18, 2021, Lethbridge Herald
World Bee Day event organizers in Lethbridge hope to start a conversation with Lethbridge residents and city council about drafting a new light nuisance bylaw to protect pollinators and to make ...
- Nikiforuk: The Brutal Legal Odyssey of Jessica Ernst Comes to an End (post includes translation of the article into Spanish). “They whispered to her you cannot withstand the storm. She whispered back, I am the storm.”
Comment by a Rural Albertan:
Murray the dickhead missed his chance. Instead of being known as a champion of right he will be known in history as the selfish coward who backed out. Now that’s justice.
WillKoop Mr. Koop’s comment was removed from the comments at Tyee after I posted it here, seems by disqus. There’s nothing ...
- The Good Ole’ Boy Frac Club: A new and particularly virulent form of masculinist entitlement
The Good Ole’ Boy Extraction Club: An Eco-Feminist Critique of the Culture of Hydraulic Fracturing by Wendy Lynne Lee, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania,
The emergence of hydraulic fracturing—fracking—as a method of fossil fuel extraction presents a new and particularly virulent form of masculinist entitlement disguised as an appeal to “traditional values,” “patriotic duty,” “national security,” ...
- Government of Ireland Statement on Importation of Frac’d Gas
Policy Statement on the Importation of Fracked Gas Published, From Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications Press Release by Government of Ireland, 18 May 2021
Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD today received Government approval for a Policy Statement on the Importation of Fracked Gas including a moratorium on the development ...
- May 24, 2021 17:00 – 18:30 BST: Free webinar launch of Human Rights Impacts of Fracking Report by Human Rights Clinic, National University of Ireland Galway
SUPPORT CALL FOR GLOBAL BAN ON FRAC’ING BY SIGNING HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGfUdrM6ZnDdXBip2ilCUwBA2uwnIFz_VV1N9CHYX13xMWTA/viewform
Human Rights Impacts of Fracking – Launch of Report produced by Human Rights Clinic at NUIG
About this event
Fracking is an unconventional and harmful oil and gas extraction method which typically involves horizontal drilling Many vertically drilled wells are high volume frac’d also with high-volume hydraulic ...
- 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 gas well fracking in Penn Township should be overturned.
The hearing is set for 10 a.m. May ...
- Amir Attaran, Prof of Law & Medicine: “Oil companies are so arrogant that they refuse to obey the law.” Yup, Encana/Ovintiv one of the worst in Canada, illegally frac’d a community’s drinking water aquifers with AER and Alberta Environment too chicken to say peep, while blaming and shaming the harmed.
Rob Schwartz (previous director of Alberta Surface Rights Group):
There are 3 things that nobody, including the CBC wants to talk about that might put this news in proper context.
# 1 . Enbridge has been ignoring Michiganan’s pipeline safety orders on line 5 for years and it has a dismal ongoing track record of clean ...
- Free Webinar May 18, 2021: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Hydraulic Fracturing in the Shale Patch
You are invited to join
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Shale Gas Development
May 18 (Tue), 5:00 PM Central Standard Time · Zoom
On Tuesday, May 18 at 7 p.m., Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) and Halt the Harm Network will host a webinar on endocrine-disrupting chemicals and shale gas development. This webinar is free to attend ...
- Alberta university teachers pension plan pulls out billions in assets from AIMCo management after massive loss in value.
Rob Schwartz (past director of Alberta Surface Rights Group):
Posted on ASRG because pensions are private property. Over the past several years AIMCo has been the go to lender for small underfinanced companies proposing to buy depleted oil & gas wells from major producers. The track record of these smaller companies long term survival regardless of ...
- 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 by the state’s Commonwealth Court.
The hearing began with attorney John Smith, representing the Watch Committee, requesting ...
- 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 companies it serves and 100% fund it. The regulator forces landowners to sign gag orders before they ...
- “Yes We Can Globally Ban Fracking” Sign on for groups
Quick way for groups to sign on; answer the questions and send:
Sign on letter here.
- “Up to Heaven and Down to Hell” — The High Price of Frac’ing
Book Review: “Up to Heaven and Down to Hell” — The High Price of Fracking by Ed Meek, May 7, 2021, The Arts Fuse.
Up to Heaven and Down to Hell: Fracking, Freedom and Community in an American Town by Colin Jerolmack. Princeton University Press. 272 pages. $29.95.
The title of Colin Jerolmack’s book, Up to Heaven ...
- 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 that was passed by our state legislature, known as ACT 13. The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed HB1950 by a ...
- A murder mystery: Who really killed Encana? Or is this a Gwyn Morgan Puff Piece? Best thing that could happen is the death of AEC/Encana/Cenovus/Ovintiv
Living frac’d by Gwyn Morgan-led Encana is horrendous hell.
ROB Magazine: Who killed Encana?: Inside the mess that crushed Canada’s energy icon, It was supposed to be a Canadian champion too big to fall into foreign hands. Now it’s gone. Who’s to blame? by Tim Kiladze and Jeffrey Jones, April 23, 2021, The Globe and ...
- Hello Pieridae, Are you watching? Another LNG project bites the-damning-environmental-report dust
Australian liquefied natural gas import project cancelled, AGL scraps Crib Point import scheme after damning environmental report by Amanda Battersby in Singapore, May 4, 2021, Upstream online
Australia’s AGL Energy has pulled the plug on its planned liquefied natural gas import project at Crib Point in Victoria, Australia.
Development of the proposed LNG import jetty project ...
- Study: Increased cancer risk for oil patch workers and neighbours
Cancer Incidence and Mortality among Petroleum Industry Workers and Residents Living in Oil Producing Communities: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by Felix M. Onyije , Bayan Hosseini, Kayo Togawa, Joachim Schüz and Ann Olsson. Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(8), 4343; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084343 Published: 20 April 2021
- Meet Johnny Gogan, filmmaker of Groundswell; Important “document” of how a small rural border community in Ireland beat Calgary frac’er Tamboran leading to a country-wide frac ban and now working for a global ban. A loving positive interview! Bravo!
I love the bit in the interview about Nuala McNulty’s anger (I am still angry at my lawyers for quitting my case in 2018 and abandoning me). Ms. McNulty was my host (an exemplary fun and nurturing host) on my Ireland speaking tours 2012, 2013, 2017. I shudder to think if Tamboran had divided, conquered ...
- Plan to make communities accept frac quakes damaging heart, home, wellbores and aquifers with **excitement**? “Start out with some level of risk – such as a 50 percent chance of 30 households experiencing shaking that feels exciting but not frightening”
Stanford scientists map local earthquake risks from Eagle Ford fracking, Stanford scientists simulated the local risk of damaging or nuisance-level shaking caused by hydraulic fracturing across the Eagle Ford shale formation in Texas. The results could inform a new approach to managing human-caused earthquakes by Josie Garthwaite, May 3, 2021, Stanford News Services
Hydraulic fracturing to ...
- Visualize your brain in a frac field: Air pollution spikes may impair older men’s thinking, study finds, Even short, temporary increases in airborne particles can damage brain health, research suggests
Short-term air pollution, cognitive performance and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use in the Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study by Xu Gao, Brent Coull, Xihong Lin, Pantel Vokonas, Avron Spiro 3rd, Lifang Hou, Joel Schwartz and Andrea A. Baccarelli, May 3, 2021, Nature Aging (2021)
Air pollution, especially fine particulate matter (PM2.5), may impair cognitive performance1,2,3, but its ...
- May 3, 2021, 6pm PT, Free Event Open to All: Book Launch of Bearing Witness, The Human Rights Case Against Fracking and Climate Change. “Governments are in deep collusion with oil and gas companies, abdicating their responsibilities to protect the rights of their citizens.”
**Free, unlike oil patch events which exclude most via prohibitive cost.**
Book Launch Announcement
The formal launch of our new book, Bearing Witness: The Human Rights Case Against Fracking and Climate Change, is being held this Monday evening, May 3rd. The event is free, open to everyone and begins at 6:00pm Pacific Time.
Bearing Witness is a paradigm-shifting ...
- New study: Frequent use of exemptions may undermine public health protections of oil and gas setback policies. Exemptions, variances & consent waivers: A frac’er’s best friends.
Policies designed to protect public health from fracking may be ineffective in practice by PSE Healthy Energy, April 28, 2021, Phys.org
Frequent use of exemptions may undermine public health protections of oil and gas setback policies, according to a new study led by researchers at the research institute PSE Healthy Energy, Harvard University, and Nicholas Institute ...
- The Power of “NO!” wins again! Bravo! Brava! North Braddock Residents for Our Future!
US Steel drops plan for fracking at steel mill, Plan faced local opposition for years by Reid Frazier, April 27, 2021, State Impact
US Steel says it’s dropping plans for a fracking company to drill for gas at a Pittsburgh-area steel mill. The decision comes after years of opposition to the project from some residents.
A turning ...
- Alberta Surface Rights Group past Director Rob Schwartz: Engrave Canada West Foundation’s epiphany on stone tablet, bring down from “Mount Regulatory” as educational aid to teach future generations it’s their duty to clean up for the oil patch
Rob Schwartz Alberta Surface Rights Group:
Hallelujah folks !! . Looks like the The Canada West Foundation has had an epiphany . They found a solution to the 100,000+ orphan well leases that are located on your privately owned surface land and I am willing to bet they did not consult with any surface landowners that ...