Global Frac News

  • “[Joshua Sealy-Harrington] deconstructing Jordan Peterson’s latest, also dropping knowledge on intersectionality and hierarchy.” … “Brilliant how @joshuasealy eviscerates him. Can we now all finally recognize what a hack @jordenpeterson is please?” … “Not retweeting the original shite article by charlatan of an academic because it’s racist garbage and click bait anyhow.” As I read this work by Joshua Sealy-Harrington, I could not stop thinking of the phenomenal harm done to humanity by racist, misogynistic authorities: judges, lawyers, church/school/university leaders, academics and police. https://twitter.com/JoshuaSealy/status/1199157743699013634 Joshua Sealy-Harrington‏ @JoshuaSealy: I’m over this brand of intersectionality “critique” that fails to engage with #CRT while claiming to dunk on it. So, a responding to @jordanbpeterson’s ...
  • Sending your child to school to get cancer? Colorado State air monitoring finds elevated benzene, exceeding federal short-term health guideline, at Greeley School, near Extraction Oil & Gas frac site Benzene Exposure Near the US Permissible Limit Is Associated With Sperm Aneuploidy U.S.Centers for Disease Control Preliminary Study: Finds dangerous levels of benzene in frac workers’ urine; Imagine the urine of children living beside frac’ing Federal judge excuses Shell’s pollution of Illinois town’s groundwater with carcinogen benzene 26,000 times greater than allowed by state law Garfield County commissioners, ...
  • USGS reports 5 earthquakes, including three of 3.6M, strike Oklahoma, felt 247 miles away in Texas and 168 miles away in Kansas, a week after Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals rules New Dominion LLC must face class-action lawsuit filed by Prague earthquake victims 5 earthquakes, including 3 of magnitude 3.6, strike Oklahoma by Associated Press, Nov 23, 2019, koco.com The 3.6 magnitude quake from Thursday night was reportedly felt in Newton, Kansas, 168 miles to the north, and in Mineral Wells, Texas, 247 miles to the south. … Thousands of Oklahoma earthquakes in recent years have been linked to underground ...
  • In 3-0 decision, Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals rules New Dominion LLC must face class-action lawsuit filed by Prague earthquake victims Tulsa-based oil and gas company fails to avoid class-action status in lawsuit filed by Prague earthquake victims by Corey Jones, Nov 16, 2019, Tulsaworld A state appeals panel on Friday affirmed a lower court’s decision to certify a class-action lawsuit against oil and gas companies for victims of the Prague earthquakes from eight years ago. Jennifer Cooper ...
  • Alberta Minister of Red Tape Reduction, Grant Hunter, proclaims UCP to give itself ‘a giant enema.’ Excellent news! UCP is full of shit and needs a good clean out. This is a great hilarious read about likely the shittiest government to ever hit Alberta. UCP TO GIVE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT ‘A GIANT ENEMA,’ MINISTER OF ‘RED TAPE REDUCTION’ PROCLAIMS by David Climenhaga, Nov 22, 2019, Alberta Politics Grant Hunter, associate minister in charge of Alberta’s ministry of “red tape reduction,” got up on his hind legs in ...
  • Ewing sarcoma families synergized? Pennsylvania to spend two years and $4M to study possible link between fracking and spike in childhood cancers and other health harms: “We came in with a united goal…and it wasn’t to ban fracking. We want an investigation….” while the frac fumes, chemical spills, waste pits, leaching of radioactive waste into waterways, and drinking water contamination cases escalate unimpeded, frac chemicals remain undisclosed, even to physicians, and children die. Where is the money coming from? Any “donations” by industry? Ewings sarcoma: Frac’ing vs Public Health. Are oil & gas industry-funded health studies trustworthy? New Colorado Frac Study showing health harms. If frac’ing causes short-term health harm via toxic chemicals, and harmed people continue living frac’d and poisoned by venting, flaring, leaking facilities, wells, uncleaned ...
  • 20 Days later, Devon blowout still burning in Texas; Families demanding answers about what harmful chemicals they are being exposed to and if “it’s safe to continue living in this area” Air Quality Concerns Persist in Small Texas Town Following Explosion by Annette Garcia, Nov 22, 2019, spectrumlocalnews.com Nordheim, Texas — Some families living in a rural area southeast of San Antonio are demanding answers. Margaret Vargas, a resident of the DeWitt County town of Nordheim, Texas, wants to know if they’ve been exposed to harmful chemicals following ...
  • Alberta oil patch corporate welfare escalates: County of Barrhead writes off more than $2 million in taxes and penalties accumulated by three companies, Sequoia Resources Corp, Trident Exploration (WX) Corp and Trident Exploration (Alberta), in two short greedy years. And more evidence proving oil and gas companies must provide ample advance funds to be held in trust and used to pay bills and clean up when companies refuse to or dance happily into responsibility avoiding court-enabled bankruptcies, before being granted approvals or licencing, via AER or any other authority like municipal councils. County of Barrhead ...
  • Auditor General David Wilke nicely slaps AER and Alberta Environment (oil & gas industry’s lapdogs) for some Hanky Panky but who will investigate decades of the “regulators” covering-up endless crimes and public health harming pollution by oil and gas companies? And when? Financial issues continue in AER, environment ministry: auditor general, Financial reporting problems, improper expenses and mismanagement issues at the Alberta Energy Regulator extended beyond a problematic pet project of the regulator’s former CEO, the auditor general says by Janet French and Moira Wyton, November 21, 2019, Calgary Herald Financial reporting problems, improper expenses and mismanagement issues ...
  • Pennsylvania escalating youth cancers in frac fields, Excellent response to Marcellus Shale Coalition’s latest propaganda: “We get it Mr. Spigelmyer, your job is to sell fracking…. We know the facts on the carcinogens your industry produces as do you, the endocrine disrupting chemicals it hides, and all the gagged litigants who held the smoking guns.” One of the comments (more realistic than the lobby group’s letter included below): Bob D We get it Mr. Spigelmyer, your job is to sell fracking, which is not unlike being a snake oil salesman, in so many ways. If you are so interested in health science around fracking, why weren’t you at the “Shale and Public ...
  • California temporarily bans new frac’ing and high-pressure steam injection. How many companies will attack the ban with lawsuits & threaten to leave town like cry baby Encana? One day after Chevron announced it had finished cleaning up months-long, nearly 1.4 million-gallon leak in Cymric Oil field, another leak started with a second larger one appearing the next day spilling about 84,0000 gallons of oily fluid into a stream bed. Chevron appeals California State’s $2.7M fine California: Chevron’s steam injection disaster, oil & wastewater ...
  • Down down down they blow! Fracking sector spills more red ink in Q3, Cash flow from E&P companies disappoints debt, equity investors ‒ again “Effectively, the shale boom is over.” Colorado’s 8 largest public oil & gas producers spent $27 Billion more than they made in past 5 years. Is that why Alberta gov’t wants our pensions? To feed the bleed via AIMCo? Kenney stealing $16.6 Billion from Alberta teachers to give yet more corporate welfare to polluting oil & ...
  • Ovindictive Ovintiv! Investors not happy with your scardy cat run to the USA. Canadian investment firm Letko, Brosseau & Associates Inc. (manages about $27 Billion in assets), publicly slams Encana’s plan to flee Canada, says it’s “highly discriminatory” against Canadian investors. “You cannot pick up a turd by the clean end.” https://twitter.com/CartoonStock/status/985207066699714565 Letko Brosseau Intends to Vote AGAINST Encana’s Proposed Exit from Canada Press Release by Letko, Brosseau & Associates Inc., Nov 17, 2019 Montreal, Quebec, November 17, 2019 – Letko, Brosseau & Associates Inc. (“Letko Brosseau”), which exercises control or direction over approximately 4.0% of the outstanding ...
  • Hanky Panky hits anti-Alberta Inquiry Commissioner Steve Allen: Why give $905K (more than 1/3 the entire budget) to Dentons Canada, law firm where Allen’s son is partner, Steve Harper works and Alberta Justice Minister Schweitzer was partner. Why such expensive advice to catch some witches flying on brooms made with a few foreign parts? Inquiry Commissioner Steve Allan donated to justice minister’s (Doug Schweitzer) leadership campaign by Charles Rusnell and Jennie Russell, Nov 15, 2019, CBC News The commissioner for Alberta’s public inquiry into alleged foreign-funded attacks on the oil industry made a $1,000 donation to the United Conservative Party leadership campaign of Alberta Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer. The $1,000 cash ...
  • Gwyn Morgan whines over the top? Blames Canada for Encana slinking off with Ovarytits (aka Ovintiv) to the USA. Why does Morgan live here if he hates it so much? Too many $Millions in freebies? A new drug in town: “In an unprecedented burst of honesty, Encana renames itself Ovindictive!” “You cannot pick up a turd by the clean end.” “Canada” becoming a dirty word or has “Encana” been a dirty word for years? Name change to Ovintiv brings investors 9.3% drop, biggest drop in a year. Erectile Dysfunction? Encana fleeing Canada in ...
  • Shaun Fluker: Procedural Fairness and the Alberta Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns. Since when has anything oil and gas related been “fair” except to companies profiting and bankrupting themselves to escape clean up, and politicians and regulators enabling them? Why no Official Inquiries into companies, gov’t and regulators covering-up industry frac’ing the caprock to hell; illegally frac’ing aquifers; lying to harmed communities and families; contaminating drinking water supplies; polluting air, land and food; and harming public health? 2019 10 29 Tweet below from https://twitter.com/Garossino The Valley Guy Replying to @Garossino You mean the same CRA that ...
  • Muttart Foundation letter to UCP’s Witch Hunt Chief Steve Allen says inquiry is “polarizing, undemocratic and unfounded.” Privacy and legal experts question Kenney War Room’s FOIP exemption, raise privacy concerns BC’s Drilling and Fracking Credits a $1.2 Billion Subsidy in Recent Years, Researcher Finds by Andrew MacLeod, 13 Nov 2019, The Tyee How many $billions in credits in Alberta? B.C. government says millions in subsidies necessary to prevent fracking industry from packing up natural gas deposits and leaving by Mary Gillis, Aug 15, 2019, SATIRE by The ...
  • Gotta love Albertans courageous enough to think for themselves, publicly speak the truth about UCP and Premier Jason Kenney (a cruel greedy power-hungry weak little person) Non-stop rhetoric from UCP by Scott Schmidt, Nov 16, 2019, Medicine Hat News Equalization referendums, Canada pension threats, separation, national unity, fair deals, booting the RCMP, war rooms, panels galore, inquiries galore, fights with Trudeau, fights with B.C., fights with Texas, fights with environmental groups, fights with Quebec, fights with the Bloc Quebecois and fights ...
  • Colorado: Another *recently* capped energy well leaking in a community. “Who wants one of those in their neighborhood?” Danger Below? New Properties Hide Abandoned Oil And Gas Wells Heavily frac’d Colorado seeing earthquakes where they’ve never happened before. “Big booms, roars and shaking homes.” Louisiana Desoto Parish, Frac’ing Haynesville Shale Problems: Gas eruptions; methane, ethane and benzene in aquifer and drinking water Bow ...
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro: Residents “have a state constitutional right to clean air and pure water.” Frac’d residents with flaming methane contaminated water too? Shapiro declines to confirm a grand jury investigation into natural gas industry by Brad Hundt, Nov 14, 2019, Observer-Reporter Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro refused to comment this week on whether his office is conducting a criminal investigation of the natural gas industry and its activities in Washington County and elsewhere. “I can neither confirm nor deny ...
  • Devon Energy Blowout Day 13: Air monitors 30 miles away continue to show spikes in harmful pollution, residents worry about their safety and harm to livestock Devon Energy one step away from capping blowout in DeWitt County by Sergio Chapa, Nov. 12, 2019, Houston Chronicle Oklahoma exploration and production Devon Energy is one step away from capping a blowout at a natural gas well that has prompted authorities to seal off thousands of acres of land near the Eagle Ford Shale towns ...
  • Frac’ing is its own roadkill; Range Resources bites dust in Houston, lays off 50 workers Range Resources Closes Houston Office, Lays Off Staff by Valerie Jones, November 13, 2019, Rigzone U.S. natural gas producer Range Resources Corporation will be closing its Houston office, resulting in the layoffs of 50 Houston employees, a company spokesperson confirmed to Rigzone Wednesday. “Over the last several years, persistent low commodity prices have challenged the energy ...
  • Wise & courageous Lacombe County! Votes 6-1 to reject funding request from Synergy Alberta group that works to benefit the oil and gas industry while being deleterious to rural residents. Subject: Lacombe County won’t fund group that links energy companies with rural residentsDate: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:54:24 -0700From: Stewart Shields email hidden; JavaScript is required: email hidden; JavaScript is required, United Conservative Party of Alberta email hidden; JavaScript is required: email hidden; JavaScript is required, Doreen Mueller email hidden; JavaScript is required, ENV Minister email hidden; JavaScript is required, Facebook , fishcreek email hidden; JavaScript is required, innisfail email hidden; JavaScript is required, Liberal Canada email hidden; JavaScript is required, Ministerial Unit email hidden; JavaScript is required, Ministre / Minister (EC) email hidden; JavaScript is required The Lacombe County ...
  • Unlawful arrest near Houston of Unist’ot’en guest: “Today the RCMP have arrested the person complying with the injunction and not those breaking it.” Meanwhile, 800-900 man camp, to last 3-4 years, approved in residential area on Wet’suwet’en territory south of Houston, by Board of Regional District of Buckley-Nechako (previously denied, partly because of TC Energy’s lousy communication with the public) Child-sex tourism continues to rise in Canada and abroad: two year study. “In Canada, indigenous women and children are especially vulnerable and are often moved around to be exploited near oil rigs” Study: Counties with fracking have increased rates of sexually transmitted infections; Another study shows link between B.C. extraction industries, domestic abuse From: Rosemary & John ...
  • Encana’s Vexatious Sour Gas Frack Flaring near Grand Prairie, Alberta; After clip posted, Encana pulls a scrubby dubby. 2019 10 28: The Silent Killer Strikes Again: Texas oilfield worker killed after exposure to sour gas at Aghorn Energy site in Odessa, Wife (mother of 3) dies checking on him, Two children exposed but survived. Lawsuit filed. 2017 Ontario: In Norfolk, leaking abandoned industry *sour* gas wells forces exclusion zone for vehicles, vessels, and ...
  • The Silent Killer Strikes Again: Texas oilfield worker killed after exposure to H₂S (sour) gas at Aghorn Energy site in Odessa, Wife (mother of 3) dies checking on him, Two children exposed but survived. Lawsuit filed. Encana’s Vexatious Sour Gas Frack Flaring near Grand Prairie, Alberta; After clip made public, Encana scrubs its Emergency Response Plan from the internet SPECIAL REPORT: Sour gas from oil wells a deadly problem in southeast Saskatchewan, Human and animal deaths linked to hydrogen sulphide emissions Lawsuit filed against Aghorn Oil & Gas 4 days after H2S gas ...
  • UCP Filthy Lucre Lust: Hands off our CPP! We don’t want AIMCo rendering our pensions into “a pork barrel to convert into welfare payments for fossil fuel billionaires.” “Effectively, the shale boom is over.” Colorado’s 8 largest public oil & gas producers spent $27 Billion more than they made in past 5 years. Is that why Alberta gov’t wants our pensions? To feed the bleed via AIMCo? Look Out Alberta Teachers! Over $19 Billion in retirement savings for teachers, state troopers and public workers ...
  • “Effectively, the shale boom is over.” Colorado’s 8 largest public oil & gas producers spent $27 Billion more than they made in past 5 years. Is that why Alberta gov’t wants our pensions? To feed the bleed via AIMCo? Fracked Financials by Bob Donnan, Nov 11, 2019, Bob’s Blog Low natural gas prices continue to cause layoffs and bankruptcies, with no short term end in sight. We’re also aware that most of the “sweet spots” in the Marcellus Shale have already been drilled out, so future production will be worse than past returns. We also ...
  • Fire Rescue: “I heard people talk about new technology to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. There’s this incredible technology that’s been around for millions of years. It’s called trees, but we just keep clearing….” How many trees does our legal system needlessly kill, daily, just to keep it innaccessible? Must listen: 7:13 Min. Yes this is climate change by On Breakfast with Fiona Poole, Sept. 9, 2019, ABC.net.au Climate Councillor and former NSW Fire and Rescue Commisioner, Greg Mullins is spooked. He says the start to the 2019 bushfire season is the worst he has ever seen and it can not be ignored. With more than 50 fires ...
  • Scared of UK’s frac ban? USA Senator Pat Toomey introduces a bill to ban a president from banning frac’ing. Definition of ban from Cambridge Dictionary: “to say officially that something is not allowed, or that someone is not allowed to do something.” US Senator – NO Fracking Ban! by Bob Donnan, Nov 9, 2019, Bob’s Blog Pat ‘Drill Baby Drill’ Toomey, the Republican Senator from Pennsylvania, is spearheading a resolution aimed at keeping future presidents from banning ...
  • Brilliant comment by Dennis Brady on Kenney’s review of AER: “Is ‘Alberta Energy Regulator’ the new tarmonger euphemism for ‘oil lobbyist’?” Read about Neil McCrank and his EUB/ERCB/AER Brotherhood first: Who needs ICORE! EUB trained deregulation – for free. It was the “Brotherhood of regulators,” says ex-EUB Chair Neil McCrank, who enabled the Caroline Cover-up and Encana illegally frac’ing Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers, with the “regulator” abusing it’s power, punishing Ernst instead of the company; was ...
  • Kenney’s $2.5 Million “Public Inquiry” Witch Hunt has paid law firm Dentons Canada $905,000 so far! Is Steve Allen’s job to steal from Alberta taxpayers to give to lawyers in exchange for Kenney favours? What a toxic circus Alberta govt is. Read first: Comment in from a citizen in BC: Wow, thanks to the KKKenney “public inquiry ‘into the anti-Alberta energy campaigns that are supported by foreign organizations’” I now realize why I’m so opposed to oil and gas extraction! It must be because I’m only a first-generation Canadian on both sides, and the evil influence of foreign ...
  • “Freedom of Information?” Saskatchewan govt, after disrespecting Privacy Commissioner and wasting much of Regina prof Patricia Elliot’s time and money, finally releases 4,300 pages relating to Husky’s bitumen & secret chemical additives spill into North Saskatchewan River in 2016 One of the comments: Helmer JoanneThank goodness there are still people with the integrity and the resources to try to get basic background information about what this government is doing. It pretends to be open and transparent. It’s about as transparent as a piece of tin foil. Regina prof finally granted Husky oil spill-related documents, “I am ...
  • Magnificent article by Andrew Nikiforuk: UK Ban Adds to the Tremors Taking Down the Fracking Industry Because many are arguing that the UK frac ban is not a ban, only a moratorium, I added the definition of “ban” and snap below from Cambridge Dictionary: “to say officially that something is not allowed, or that someone is not allowed to do something” UK Ban Adds to the Tremors Taking Down the Fracking Industry, How ...
  • A new drug in town: “In an unprecedented burst of honesty, Encana renames itself Ovindictive!” This post will be a running collection of input relating to Encana’s latest attempt to save itself by running away to the USA and name change to Ovintiv Inc. *** https://twitter.com/TXsharon/status/1192251793922805760 *** Albertan: “Nothing like settling things down … like these last few drops of clean water!” https://youtu.be/16pZ9POQL3Y (OVALTV ad sent with the comment) Albertan: “A new drug in town? Can you ...
  • UPDATED: Chesapeake Energy stock drops 47% in past two days! CHK drowning in $10 billion of debt, nearly five times more than the company’s entire market value. Chesapeake Energy Corporation Teams Up With Bankrupt GasFrac (Calgary) To Test Gelled (with what toxic chemicals?) LNG (Highly Dangerous) Fracking in Ohio Kenney stealing $16.6 Billion from Alberta teachers to give yet more corporate welfare to polluting oil & gas & frac bankrupters via AIMCo? Includes revealing comments by Diana Daunheimer. https://twitter.com/TXsharon/status/1192251793922805760 Chesapeake Stock Tumbled — and That’s ...
  • UK: The power of “NO!” And more blows: ruling that frac’ing will not be categorised as “nationally significant infrastructure” with 800 councilors voting against weakening frac permissions to make them same as for garden sheds 2014 05 04: The Power of NO! HUGE VICTORY BY THE PEOPLE, BUSINESSES, COMMUNITY AND CITY OF LETHBRIDGE Alberta: Goldenkey withdraws from Penny Project Fracking is finished in the UK – thanks to the power of public protest, Creativity, solidarity and determination have stopped the government-backed ‘dash for gas’ in its tracks by Anna Vickerstaff, 5 ...
  • Another oil company punts workers, scurries away under AER’s armpits and our courts. Houston Oil & Gas, Calgary-based, put into receivership, leaves 1,300 wells, 41 facilities, 251 pipelines to be cleaned up by Santa Claus at cost of over $81.5M (Take the money from Kenny’s $30M War Room and Steve Allen’s $2.5M Witch Hunt, etc) How many piddly millions in Alberta’s Orphan-Well-Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Club? Kenney stealing $16.6 Billion from Alberta teachers to give yet more corporate welfare to polluting oil & gas & frac bankrupters via AIMCo? Kenney’s $4.5 billion in corporate tax cuts obviously not enough to feed the greed. BNN Interviews Alberta Oil Patch Consultant Brent Nimeck on Lexin and AER’s Orphan ...
  • Look Out Alberta Teachers! Over $19 Billion in retirement savings for teachers, state troopers and public workers lost over last decade by California & Colorado state pension funds investing in fossil fuels. Kenney stealing $16.6 Billion from Alberta teachers to give yet more corporate welfare to polluting oil & gas & frac bankrupters via AIMCo? Includes revealing comments by Diana Daunheimer Malcolm Mayes cartoon in Edmonton Journal, Nov 2019 Shale Slaughter Continues; Wall Street turned off the tap on credit for drillers World’s Biggest Fund Manager, BlackRock, lost $90 Billion ...
  • Shale gas frac’ing wasted ‘millions of taxpayers’ cash’, say scientists; Frac quakes force Tory Gov’t to Ban Frac’ing. Fracking Free Ireland Welcomes the Ban in Press Release to all TDs & MPs while industry spins itself silly Actually we are a vulgar, pushing mob whose passions are easily mobilized by demagogues, newspaper men, religious quacks, agitators and such like. To call this a society of free peoples is blasphemous. What have we to offer the world besides the superabundant loot which we recklessly plunder from the earth under ...
  • Media report: 8,000 acres evacuated/roads shut near Yorkton, South Texas because of Devon Energy’s Natural Gas & Condensate Blowout. Raging Three Days. Record high levels of benzene, 8 ppb, on state air monitor, Karnes City, 30 miles away. Nov. 5, 2019: Three days into the blowout, media reports! Thousands of acres sealed off following blowout at Eagle Ford Shale well by Sergio Chapa, November 5, 2019, chron.com The rural area northewest of the DeWitt County towns of Yorktown and Nordheim are home to hundreds of oil and natural gas wells. Thousands of acres of land remain ...
  • Kenney stealing $16.6 Billion from Alberta teachers to give yet more corporate welfare to polluting oil & gas & frac bankrupters via AIMCo? Includes revealing comments by Diana Daunheimer. Shale Slaughter Continues; Wall Street turned off the tap on credit for drillers Where did all those promises of endless frac riches & jobs go? Two of Canada’s biggest frac companies report double-digit percentage revenue declines: Calgary-based Trican (36 per cent fall) and Calfrac (21 per cent fall) U.S. Shale Is Doomed No Matter What ...
  • Shale Slaughter Continues; Wall Street turned off the tap on credit for drillers No wonder the slaughter continues, 1:12 Min Nov 4, 2019 by Cineplex Rex: Beyond all the shale gas spin it is clear to see how fast gas production drops from Marcellus Shale wells when you look at the actual production reports. U.S. Shale Braces For Brutal Earnings Season by Nick Cunningham, Oct 28, 2019, Oilprice.com … Some of ...
  • UK: Unbelievable! Tory Gov’t bans frac’ing! In Canada, when frac harms ramp up and industry demands deregulation, regulators deregulate. UK decision taken after new scientific study warns it’s not possible to rule out “unacceptable” consequences for those living near frac sites Some argue this is a moratorium, not a ban. I’ve learned it does not matter what it’s called when gov’ts say frac’ing is not allowed, e.g. stopping or blocking frac’ing, even if it’s just to get votes (which is what politicians do). A legislated ban can be lifted or repealed by the same gov’t or ...
  • “Canada” becoming a dirty word or has “Encana” been a dirty word for years? Name change to Ovintiv brings investors 9.3% drop, biggest drop in a year. Erectile Dysfunction? Encana doesn’t even have the corporate courage or stamina to heed Alberta’s Rules of Court. The fleeing company still has not released all relevant documents to Ernst for her lawsuit, as ordered by Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Neil C. Wittmann in July 2014. https://twitter.com/CartoonStock/status/985207066699714565 ‘Canada’ is becoming a dirty word in the oil patch by ...
  • Synergy strikes again! The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, with $300 Million in assets, wants frac’ing to be more regulated and less polluting. Multi-Millionaires can dream. Fracking pioneer’s charity challenges industry orthodoxy by James Osborne James Osborne, Oct. 31, 2019, Houston Chronicle WASHINGTON – Four years ago, a group of oil and gas executives and environmental experts, assembled by the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, prepared to publish a report calling on Texas regulators to adopt rules to reduce the risk of ...
  • Encana fleeing Canada in Scheer desperation? Shares drop 9.2%! Illegal aquifer-frac’er, caprock buster, poisoning bully of families and briber/divider of communities running to USA, changing its spots to Ovintiv Inc. Erectile Dysfunction drug or cross between Ovaltine in vintage container and a vagina? Accompanying music to Encana’s news & name change: Fox On The Run by Sweet: I don’t wanna know your name‘Cause you don’t look the sameThe way you did before … Fox on the runYou scream and everybody comes a runningTake a run and hide yourself awayFoxy on the runF-foxyFox on the runAnd hide away … Looks like ...
  • Nature: Canadian scientists relieved as Trudeau ekes out election win, Progressive parties’ showing bodes well for action on climate policies and science funding, researchers say Canadian scientists relieved as Trudeau ekes out election win, Progressive parties’ showing bodes well for action on climate policies and science funding, researchers say by Brian Owens, Oct 22, 2019, Nature 574, 606 (2019), doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-03208-w PDF version Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term on 21 October, but his Liberal Party lost its majority ...
  • Happy Hallowe’en to you and yours, from the back door to Steve Allen’s War Room Inquiry in Alberta! For details on Mr. Allen’s inquiry: CAPP/Kenney’s Snitch Submission Email for $2.5 Million “McCarthy style witch hunt” of courageous concerned citizens, to help polluting, job-decimating, billion $ profit-taking, largely foreign-owned multinationals. The Inquiry lies, says not linked to Kenney’s war room even though inquiry is reportedly paid for out of war room’s budget! Inquiry Commissioner Steve ...
  • UK: “Victory for Communities & Common Sense.” PM Boris Johnson hints at frac ban; Previously had urged UK to “leave no stone unturned, or unfracked.” UK Oil and Gas Authority to report this week on links between frac’ing and earthquakes. Boris Johnson poised to rule out new fracking, say sources, Decision would mark U-turn for PM, who once said fracking was ‘glorious news for humanity’ by Jillian Ambrose, Oct 31, 2019, The Guardian The prime minister could be poised to sound the death knell for the UK’s controversial shale gas industry after more than a decade ...
  • Ewings sarcoma: Frac’ing vs Public Health. Are oil & gas industry-funded health studies trustworthy? How one industry greases the squeaky wheel of corruption around the world by Glenn Altschuler, Oct 13, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette … In “Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth,” Rachel Maddow, news-and-commentary anchor on MSNBC, author of “Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power,” and holder of a doctorate ...
  • Nikiforuk: New report by BC regulator admits frac quake risk is high with formations “in a near critical state, meaning only small fluid pressure increases are sufficient to cause specific sets of fractures and faults to become critically stressed.” Researchers still can’t say where or why; Public complaints surging as frac quakes escalate. Have you read the small print of your home insurance policy? BC Tap Water Alliance Press Release: Attribution Science Proves Now is the Time for Canadians to Step Up and Sue the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and the Alberta Energy Regulator for Cumulative Fraud Excellent comment to Nikiforuk’s article! def “A major review of fracking commissioned by the B.C. government found similar issues in its report released earlier ...
  • $147M to be cut in fees industry pays to AER. In addition to the $103M Kenney already cut from money industry pays AER? AER too corrupt to stay alive? Slithering down fracs to meet Glenn Solomon (AER’s outside counsel) in Hell with $100M in budget cuts? Or, just another Kenney/AER/CAPP scam to take more money from Alberta taxpayers? Job losses and $147M drop in industry levy to hit AER by Chris Varcoe, Oct 25, 2019, Calgary Herald A $500,000 review ...
  • BC Tap Water Alliance Press Release: Attribution Science Proves Now is the Time for Canadians to Step Up and Sue the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and the Alberta Energy Regulator for Cumulative Fraud BC Tap Water Alliance Media Release, October 28, 2019 (www.bctwa.org) Attribution Science Proves Now is the Time for Canadians to Step Up and Sue the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and the Alberta Energy Regulator for Cumulative Fraud Vancouver: “Attribution Science,” an important new branch of academic learning, attributes the blame for most of the world’s atmospheric pollution directly ...
  • The reason for Jason Kenney’s $30 Million Gift-to-Industry War Room – Vivian Krause – dropped as keynote speaker at Banff business communications conference Excellent Must Read by Law Prof Martin Olszynski: Everything You Wish You Didn’t Need to Know About the Alberta Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns Oct 17, 2019, ablawg.ca Debunked: Vivian Krause’s Tar Sands Campaign conspiracy narrative by Markham Hislop, May 14, 2019, energi.medi A data-based dismantling of Jason Kenney’s foreign-funding conspiracy theory by Sandy Garossino, October 3rd ...
  • Radioactive frac waste piling higher and higher; Groundwater used by families showing significant increases in radium. Montana regulator, DEQ, trying to increase radiation limit for frac waste up four times, four times more than allowed in any other state. “What will they do with all the frac waste?” people asked Ernst on her speaking tours.”They will make us eat and drink it,” Ernst replied. (And later we find out: drive, walk, run, bike on it) Radioactive fracking waste could end up in Missoula landfill by Laura Lundquist, Oct 26, 2019, KPAX.com MISSOULA — The state of ...
  • Stanford study casts doubt on carbon capture. Carbon capture technologies can cause more harm than good and increase air pollution! And what of the groundwater contamination? Standford study casts doubt on carbon capture. Current approaches to carbon capture can increase air pollution and are not efficient at reducing carbon in the atmosphere, according to research from Mark Z. Jacobson by Taylor Kubota, Oct 25, 2019, news.standford.edu One proposed method for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the ...
  • Kenney warns Albertans to brace for major cuts while giving massive tax cuts to rich corporations. CitizenWhoPaysTaxes: “Mom… how come we can’t have any nice things? Shut up son and wave to the nice Mr Kenney.” Refresher on the nice Mr. Kenney: Premier Jason Kenney gives oil & gas industry $30 million gift from taxpayers to attack concerned citizens courageous enough to speak out The orchestrated fraud & corporate welfare stench grows! Alberta municipalities abused by Petro-Pussy Premier Jason Kenney (Steve Harper/Koch Bros spawn?) to feed industry’s insatiable greed “now own what they ...
  • 2025 Manifesto: Alberta’s separation from Canada
  • Is AER making those who “leave” sign gag orders with payouts to keep secret the dirty goings on at the “Brotherhood” and Orphan Well Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Club? Nicely enabled by Alberta gov’t pretending to “clean” house while ramping up deregulation for industry to pollute and harm more? e.g. Hanky Panky Ellis & the ICORE Gang; CAPP creator/President, ex-Encana VP, first AER Chair Gerri Protti; recently let go Chair & Directors; three executives sent packing today, including Ex-Encana manager Mark Taylor; non-health professional Monique Dubé who published lies about frac-harmed citizens and violated their privacy rights in AER “health” assessment; EUB Chair Neil ...
  • Where did AER’s Executive VP Mark Taylor go? He was Encana manager when the company illegally frac’d Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers, then lied about it to 200 concerned community members, promising Encana would only frac far below fresh water zones (same lie touted by frac’ers everywhere), after area water wells had already gone bad, and were being investigated by – of course – the criminal, with regulator and govt blessings. Encana still has not disclosed to Ernst, in document exchange ordered by Justice Neil C. Wittmann in July 2014, the chemical additives injected directly into the aquifers that supply her well and community, and in the fresh water zones on hundreds of shallow gas wells nearby. Did Mark Taylor direct Ryan Bartlett to lie, or write ...
  • England: National Audit Office releases report on shale gas, estimates £32.7m (~ €38m; $55.5m) spent by public bodies since 2011 with frac’ing going nowhere but quaking & shaking; damaging wellbores & hundreds of homes; leaving landowners “liable for decommissioning costs of shale gas wells should an operator be unable to fund them” with the regulator unable to “explain what would happen should a landowner be unable to meet decommissioning costs.” It’s shameful that Canada and her provinces are too cowardly to have such a courageous integral office investigating frac’ing. All Canada got, was pro frac’ing (publicly proclaimed) Dr. John Cherry and his feeble, fraudulent, avoid the obvious and the damning data/published studies review and report by the Council of Canadian Academies, and the damning review ...
  • In Texas, energy companies cut nearly 6,000 jobs over past four months. In western Canada, Husky cutting hundreds of jobs, most cuts in Calgary. Kenney’s $4.5 billion in corporate tax cuts obviously not enough to feed the greed. Husky Energy reports $328M first quarter profit, up from $249M a year ago by The Canadian Press, April 26, 2019 https://twitter.com/JulieYAli/status/1188549681493626880 Shale Slump: Oil field service sector braces for more pain by Sergio Chapa, Oct. 21, 2019, Houston Chronicle The Houston oil field services company Halliburton is bracing for a prolonged slump in demand for hydraulic fracturing services ...
  • Trump administration sued for failing to release Gulf of Mexico frac records. Administration quietly issued more than 1,700 waivers of offshore drilling safety rules adopted after deadly 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. Contact: Miyoko Sakashita, (510) 844-7108, email hidden; JavaScript is required Trump Administration Sued for Failing to Release Gulf of Mexico Fracking Records Press Release by Biological Diversity, Oct 22, 2019 NEW ORLEANS— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today for failing to release public documents revealing the extent and risks of fracking of offshore oil and gas wells ...
  • Lawsuits in USA testing “attribution science.” Researchers can link weather events to emissions and companies responsible. “This body of literature…tells us that dangerous climate change is upon us, and people are suffering and dying…and it’s going to get worse.” For any potential uncertainty about climate attribution, there’s at least one truth that should override the rest: Fossil fuel companies “were aware decades ago what trouble climate change would be.” The new science fossil fuel companies fear, Researchers can now link weather events to emissions – and to the companies responsible. A string of lawsuits is about to give “attribution science” a real-life test by Zack Colman, Oct 22, 2019, Politco.com Richard Heede spent a decade digging through “disheveled, dusty” tomes in libraries around the world ...
  • Holy Frac-a-Leaky-Moly! New study in BC. Atmospheric pressure can dramatically affect how much industry’s leaking natural gas might escape from subsurface into atmosphere. “Decreases in barometric-pressure led to surface gas breakthroughs (more than 20-fold increase in less than 24 hrs), even in the presence of low-permeability surficial soils.” Atmospheric pressure affects fugitive emissions, New study underscores need for continuous monitoring of fugitive methane emissions by Nelson Bennett, Oct 18, 2019, biv.com A new study that demonstrates atmospheric pressure can increase or decrease methane emissions from leaky oil and gas wells underscores the need for better monitoring and measuring in B.C.’s natural gas fields. Researchers from ...
  • McKittrick, California: One day after Chevron announced it had finished cleaning up months-long, nearly 1.4 million-gallon leak in Cymric Oil field, another leak started with a second larger one appearing the next day spilling about 84,0000 gallons of oily fluid into a stream bed. Chevron appeals state’s $2.7M fine New oil leaks surface at Chevron operation near McKittrick by John Cox, Oct 17, 2019, Bakersfield.com A pair of oil leaks that opened up last weekend near McKittrick are the latest indications of the challenges facing Chevron as it works to come into compliance with recent state rules prohibiting uncontrolled releases of crude and water known ...
  • Watch out Canada! Standing united, Australian newspapers black out front pages to fight against increasing govt secrecy laws, penalizing whistle blowers and criminalizing journalism. “The truth is, those in power don’t want the public to know what they’re up to and are shutting down transparency and accountability to serve their own interests” Australian newspapers black out front pages to fight back against secrecy laws, United campaign by media companies highlights government moves to penalise whistleblowing and criminalise journalism by Calla Wahlquist, Oct 20, 2019, The Guardian.com The front pages of Australian daily newspapers on Monday replicated a heavily redacted government document as part of a united campaign to ...
  • Insurance Journal Officials: Nearly Half of all Texas Traffic Deaths Occur in Energy-Producing Areas. In 2018, 1,673 people died and more than 6,000 seriously injured in crashes in Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Granite Wash, Haynesville/Bossier Shale and Permian Basin Officials: Nearly Half of all Texas Traffic Deaths Occur in Energy-Producing Areas by Insurance Journal, October 18, 2019 Texas continues to lead the nation in oil and gas production, creating jobs and prosperity statewide, but communities in the state’s main energy production areas have also seen a rise in deaths on the road accounting for close ...
  • U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board first to confirm 5,239 pounds of **toxic hydrofluoric acid** was released in Philadelphia Energy Solutions June 21 explosion, when *health* authorities proclaimed the blast air safe to breath Philly refinery blast released 5,000 pounds of deadly chemical, federal investigators say, Aging, thin pipe likely cause of fire by Andrew Maykuth, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct 16, 2019, in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Philadelphia dodged several potential catastrophes during a dramatic June 21 refinery blast, which released about 5,239 pounds of deadly chemical and launched pieces ...
  • Greta makes history in Edmonton Alberta leading thousands; “War Room” Premier Jason Kenney runs away, showing the world his true colours. “Those pigtails are pretty intimidating.” 10,000 – 12,000 citizens rally at the legislature, drowning out 30 pro-oil honking driving UnitedWeRollers Brava Greta! Bravo Alberta! I didn’t know you had it in you. A few tweets about the event: Jason J. Mudry‏ @JasonJMudry This kid is excited to be rolling out of Red Deer early tomorrow to support @GretaThunberg. We’re also picking up her Nana on the way. So young and old, that’s three generations of Albertans who ...
  • Colorado regulators confirm oil & gas health impacts Colorado regulators confirm oil & gas health impacts Press Release by Earthworks Oct 17, 2019 CONTACTS:Alan Septoff, (202) 271-2355, email hidden; JavaScript is requiredtin Wasser, (202) 887-1876 x136, email hidden; JavaScript is required Earthworks calls for CO to pause oil and gas permits threatening homes, schools and public areas. Statement of Earthworks’ Energy Program Director Bruce Baizel on health study released by the Colorado Department of Health and ...
  • New Colorado Frac Study showing health harms. Industry official: “There are no long-term health impacts related to oil and gas development.” *Impossible* for any official to know that. If frac’ing causes short-term health harm via toxic chemicals, and harmed people continue living frac’d and poisoned by venting, flaring, leaking facilities, wells, uncleaned up spills as often happens in frac fields, the health harms become long-term. A few important reality checks: Benzene Exposure Near US Permissible Limit Is Associated With Sperm Aneuploidy U.S.Centers for Disease Control Preliminary Study: Finds dangerous levels of benzene in frac workers’ urine; Imagine the urine of children living beside frac’ing Colorado study shows toxic chemicals up to 2,000 feet from frac sites; Benzene (carcinogen), toluene (neurotoxin, notably damages the ...
  • Colorado study shows toxic chemicals up to 2,000 feet from frac sites; Benzene (carcinogen), toluene (neurotoxin, notably damages the brain in children) and ethyltoluenes found at up to **10 times** recommended levels 500 feet from frac operations. “Secret exposure to chemicals that our own EPA reports as a potential hazard to human health is unconscionable.” COLORADO FRACKING STUDY SHOWS TOXIC CHEMICALS UP TO 2,000 FEET AWAY FROM DRILLING SITES by Jeffery Martin, Oct 17, 2019, Newsweek Data from a Colorado study finds that people living near oil and gas fracking sites may have heightened risk of nose bleeds, dizziness, headaches and other short-term health effects, according to The Denver Post. Right now, state ...
  • Save the Earth, stop fracking Save the Earth, stop fracking by Morgan Stewart, Duquesne University student, N.Y., Oct 17, 2019, Pittsburgh Gazette The Oct. 13 Insight article “Gas Developers Bank on Report to Prevent Fracking” by Steve Bittenbender draws much needed attention to the issue of fracking. Fracking is having a detrimental effect on the Earth that many are choosing to ...
  • Excellent Must Read by Law Prof Martin Olszynski: Everything You Wish You Didn’t Need to Know About the Alberta Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns Everything You Wish You Didn’t Need to Know About the Alberta Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns by Martin Olszynski, Oct 17, 2019, ABlawg.ca https://twitter.com/justinCgio/status/1184961651520557056 Martin Z. Olszynski‏@molszyns Replying to @justinCgio …and also the oil sands are a case study in regulatory failure, per evidence. https://twitter.com/thenway/status/1184891976316940288
  • Permian Basin: Another study links frac’ing to earthquakes. “It’s no surprise to communities affected by these quakes that science confirms they’re fracking-related” Study linking fracking to Permian Basin earthquakes stirs public debate by Sergio Chapa, Oct. 15, 2019, Houston Chronicle A new study from the University of Texas at Austin blames hydraulic fracturing for causing some earthquakes in the Permian Basin of West Texas, dispelling the widely held view that oilfield wastewater disposals wells were solely responsible ...
  • Alberta increasing Oilpatch Welfare while enabling more harms and pollution and hundreds of $Billions in liabilities. Red Deer County caves, slashes taxes for shallow gas producers, gives zero tax relief for frac’d water well owners and farms. Where will the $5 Million shortfall come from? Why not from Kenney’s $30 Million Oilpatch Pimping Propaganda Room? Comment from ASRG FB Page: Dave Warren If the drilling isn’t profitable , why are they doing it? What kind of math are they doing? Red Deer County agrees to provincial oilpatch tax break, Municipal taxes paid by shallow gas producers cut by 35 per cent by Paul Cowley, Oct. 15, 2019, Red Deer Advocate Red Deer ...
  • $5.6 Billion West Coast Olefins Ltd. petrochemical complex in Prince George, B.C. begins regulatory approval process Petrochemical complex in Prince George, B.C. begins regulatory approval process by Grant Cameron, October 14, 2019, Journal of Commerce Construction of a $5.6-billion petrochemical complex in Prince George, B.C., could begin as early as 2021 if all goes according to plan, says Ken James, president and CEO of Calgary-based West Coast Olefins Ltd. The company has secured ...
  • “The orks are getting nervous.” Big Bad Powerful CAPP afraid of Greta? Oil industry’s cowardice the real reason for Jason Kenney’s anti-information, private corporation Canadian Energy Propaganda Centre? Steal from citizens to give polluters the loudest voice? CAPP is foolish to whine, but wise to be afraid. Greta has more power than Alberta’s unethical war room, no matter how much money it eats or how many media lie for it. Friday, Oct 18, 2019: Greta Thunberg to march downtown Edmonton climate strike Greta Thunberg, whose climate strikes have inspired similar protests around the world, will be taking part in another strike in downtown Edmonton Friday. Environmental advocacy group Climate Justice Edmonton announced Thunberg will join “hundreds of Edmonton youth, climate activists, and community members” at the ...
  • Horrific. Terrible. Abysmal. The worst. Terms equity analysts are using to describe investors’ attitude toward energy stocks! Fed-up investors dump shares after years of disappointment by Ryan Dezember, Oct. 16, 2019, Wall Street Journal Horrific. Terrible. Abysmal. The worst. Those are terms equity analysts are using to describe investors’ attitude toward energy stocks. Shares of exploration-and-production companies, along with oil-field-service firms, have fallen even more than crude prices this year. A five-year slump in ...
  • Indigenous Mapuche pay high price for Argentina’s magical illusion of sudden frac wealth, Community tell of devastating environmental impact. “Oil companies aren’t extracting hydrocarbons from Vaca Muerta. They’re extracting subsidies.” They dumped their waste without any treatment and threw limestone on it to cover it up. “The greed of governments is killing the world. The world is not going to end. We are going to end, because we’re killing ourselves.” Indigenous Mapuche pay high price for Argentina’s fracking dream, Community tell of devastating environmental impact on land where their animals grazed by Uki Goñi, Oct 14, 2019, The Guardian Excellent clip: https://youtu.be/pGqi09JivkM The roar of the burning gas well could be heard almost a mile and a half away, from atop the high plateau where Albino Campo ...
  • Arresting You Ltd., Alberta Oilfield Services Company, closing its doors after 25 years Red Deer oilfield related company shutting doors after 25 years by Mamta Lulla, Oct. 13, 2019, Red Deer Advocate Arresting You Ltd., a safety services provider in Red Deer, is shutting its doors after 25 years. The company, located in Edgar Industrial area, offers training in many areas in the industrial and oilfield sectors in Red Deer ...
  • Who needs ICORE! EUB trained deregulation – for free. It was the “Brotherhood of regulators,” says ex-EUB Chair Neil McCrank, who enabled the Caroline Cover-up and Encana illegally frac’ing Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers, with the “regulator” abusing it’s power, punishing Ernst instead of the company; was Chair when EUB incorporated the notoriously evil Synergy Alberta; authorized the “repulsive” spying on innocent Albertans that made gov’t change it to ERCB; etc., etc. Easy cheap fix Mr. Kenney: Remove AER’s legal immunity. 2009: The Intimidation of Ernst: Members of Harper Government’s Anti-terrorist Squad Intimidate and Harass Ernst after her Legal Papers were Served on Encana, the EUB (now AER) and Alberta Environment All parts of “Operation Synergy” are worth reading – Alberta energy regulator’s local and global Hanky Panky was in ...
  • Rob Schwartz, past Director of Alberta Surface Rights Group, on Jason Kenney’s War Room: “CTV produces ‘The Amazing Race Canada’ and UCP produces ‘The Amazing Shit Show Alberta'” Alberta’s ‘energy war room’ risks being seen as a propaganda agency — unless it sticks to the facts, Chris Varcoe: Alas, if only all governments could write their own unfiltered narratives without the pesky criticism of naysayers by Chris Varcoe , Oct ...
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Considering Whether Rule of Capture Applies to Hydraulic Fracturing Whose Milkshake is Whose?: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Considers Whether the Rule of Capture Applies to Hydraulic Fracturing by Tony Guerino II Litigation Attorney and Elizabeth E. Klingensmith, October 8, 2019, National Law Review The Rule of Capture has been a foundational concept of oil and gas prospecting for 150 years. The Rule of Capture exists to ...
  • Alberta’s $30 Million Taxpayer-funded Pathetic *Private Corporation* (to sneak around FOIP Law, keep the room undemocratic?) Propaganda War Room. Will it pimp Kenney up or be more Hanky Panky failure, costing six times AER’s ICORE? Some tweets on Kenney’s Farcical Room: Justin Giovannetti @justinCgioWar room update from Premier Kenney’s office: It’s a corporation and FOIP will only apply to info shared btwn the war room and gov. Why? “This would provide a tactical and/or strategic advantage to the very foreign-funded special interests the CEC is looking to counter.” #ableg 4:21 PM ...
  • Washington County PA: Family members tell state to ‘fix’ cancer study. How many cancers/deaths in Alberta caused by frac/oil industry chemicals & pollution? How would we know? Authorities not looking, too busy blowing taxpayer money up their Hanky Panky asses, denying, lying, and changing names on propaganda machines to enable more carcinogenic oil industry pollution! Tells us all we need to know: Frac Company Trican Donates $5 Million to Fight Childhood Cancer Frac-Harmed Pennsylvania gets “criminal investigations” into the regulatory fraud, corruption and cover-up (eg turning post-pollution water test data into “baseline”). Frac-Harmed Alberta gets oil patch led Witch Snitch & Kenney’s Kopy Kat War Room, both with boasted intent to ...
  • Lawsuit Targets Feds’ Failure to Consider Colorado Fracking’s Climate Harm. “And despite several court decisions making it clear that this failure is illegal, the BLM continues to allow oil and gas leasing to go forward without considering the climate impacts.” Press Release by Centre for Biological Diversity For Immediate Release, October 8, 2019 Contact: Diana Dascalu-Joffe, (720) 925-2521, email hidden; JavaScript is requiredia Guarino, Western Environmental Law Center, (575) 751-0351 x 139, email hidden; JavaScript is requireder Hart, Wilderness Workshop, (303) 475-4915, email hidden; JavaScript is requiredl Hanceford, The Wilderness Society, (303) 225-4636, email hidden; JavaScript is required Lawsuit Targets Feds’ Failure to Consider Colorado Fracking’s Climate Harm DENVER— Conservation groups sued the Trump administration today ...
  • The Hanky Panky Continues! Kenney’s newly named War Room, “Alberta Energy Information Centre,” gets another new name: “Canadian Energy Centre” and it sounds like AER’s/Jim Ellis’ ICORE on steroids! UCP failed candidate, Tom Olsen, hired as manager, reportedly to get $195,000.00 salary. “Spin pays big time in Alberta.” Alberta ‘war room’ incorporated as Canadian Energy Centre to paint positive picture of energy sector by Kieran Leavitt, Oct 9, 2019, Star Edmonton The United Conservative information “war room” boasts a fresh name as the Canadian Energy Centre now that it’s been made a corporation by the Alberta government. The operation was incorporated on Wednesday and ...
  • “Global oil and gas industry is automating and digitizing heavily to cut costs.” Around 7,000 fewer workers on Alberta oil and gas drilling rigs compared to 2018: ATB Financial Comment with posting this article on ASRG FB page: Grant ColliesAs a landowner this is welcome news, maybe I can save at least one quarter on land being uncontaminated by industry. Canadian drilling activity at more than 25-year low: Peters & Co. by Deborah Jaremko, Oct. 9, 2019, JWN Drilling activity in Western Canada is currently depressed at ...
  • Updated with comments. Lacombe Alberta: Herr Lecturer, Journalist Andrew Nikiforuk, warns $260B worth of oil and gas industry liabilities could be dumped on taxpayers. “Most companies that have gone into fracking are short of cash, highly indebted and barely making a go of it.” Subject: Nice To Hear The Truth–Right Here In Alberta!!Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:37:14 -0600From: Stewart Shields email hidden; JavaScript is required: email hidden; JavaScript is required, CommissionersOffice email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, United Conservative Party of Alberta email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, goodale email hidden; JavaScript is required CC: Doreen Mueller ...
  • No one wants your frack salt! Antero Closes $300 Million Clearwater Facility to Re-evaluate Waste Water Processing Antero Closes Clearwater Facility to Re-evaluate Local Frack Water Processing by Duane Nichols, Sept. 25, 2019, frackcheckwv Antero Idles $300 Million Clearwater Facility From an Article of WBOY News 12, Clarksburg, September 18, 2019 CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Antero Resources has idled a $300 million water treatment facility on the Doddridge/Ritchie county line, company officials said Wednesday. The shutdown of the Antero ...
  • It’s not just Greta Thunberg: why are we ignoring the developing world’s inspiring activists? Because they’re not white? It’s not just Greta Thunberg: why are we ignoring the developing world’s inspiring activists? Young people in the global south have been tackling the climate crisis for years. They should be celebrated too by Chika Unigwe, Oct 5, 2019, The Guardian Kenyan 2004 Nobel peace prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai. Photograph: Antony Njuguna/Reuters Ridhima Pandey ...
  • Pennsylvania: Grant Township vs DEP legal battle over drilling & frac’ing waste water continues. “The waste contains radioactive material and unknown chemicals. The regulations are failing our people.” Legal battle continues over drilling and fracking wastewater well by Don Hopey, Oct 5, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Grant Township, a tiny, rolling swath of rural Indiana County, doesn’t trust the state Department of Environmental Protection to protect the water wells of its 700 residents. That much was clear at Friday’s Commonwealth Court hearing in Pittsburgh where the ...
  • Someone else suing the Hanky-Panky-infested AER? Will Steve Allen, Witchin’ Snitcher Collector, investigate? Will Mr. Allen, Kenney’s Witch Hunt Inquiry Commissioner and previous Director of Compton Petroleum, investigate why the past AER Chair, Ms. Shiela O’Brian, sought “Board Legal Advice” from Mr. Glenn Solomon? (aka “take-the-money-and-potable-water through a tank-system-forever” when an oil company contaminates your drinking water, to make “you shut up” and “the regulators stay off our ...
  • Canada: Federal Election Options “Think I’ll vote for the bear…” Cartoon above in Revelstoke Review, Oct 3, 2019 “Apparently butter tarts are an option.” daanis vote selection photo above on Twitter, Oct 3, 2019
  • WV: Rig ‘n Frac Noise Irks Residents in Bethany Fracking Noise Irks Residents in Bethany by Alan Olson, Oct 5, 2019, The Intelligencer While fracking has stopped for the season at the Sam Jones well pad in Bethany, local residents have complained of excessive drilling noise from the machinery at the site. City officials are hoping to work with Southwestern Energy to provide better relief from ...
  • Kenney’s $30 Million Bunker Hit by Bombshell! Alberta Auditor General report on investigation results into Energy Regulator’s global propaganda machine ICORE: AER inappropriately spent money on matters outside its mandate. Wrongfully used $5.4 Million of **industry’s** money! Includes investigation reports by Ethics & Public Interest Commissioners on ex CEO Jim Ellis. This post is for Diana and her children. Kenney govt replacing the Board will do nothing to fix the malignancy that is industry’s darling, the AER/ERCB/EUB/ERCB. By appointing Bev Yee, known industry crime cover-upper, Chair of the AER, govt knows the “regulator” will just protect polluters more, deregulate more, lie more, enable multinationals to cause more ...
  • “Science requires evidence. Maybe if industry willingly divulged all chemicals and products they put into the Earth in process of fracking, that would be a good step toward receiving the evidence.” Harmful to Earth by Bob LaMar, Downtown, OCT 3, 2019, Pittsburgh Post Gazette I’m writing in response to the Sept. 28 letter “Real Connection” by Jordan McGillis of the Institute for Energy Research in Washington, D.C. The letter points out that science requires evidence. Maybe if the industry willingly divulged all of the chemicals and products that ...