Global Frac News

  • Arrogance, Greed & Ignorance Out of Control: ‘Frac hits’ growing issue as infill drilling, frac stages rise: “Economic results could be catastrophic” July 4, 2019Jessica Ernst‘Frac hits’ growing issue as infill drilling, frac stages rise by Mella McEwen, February 20, 2018, mrt Hearst Newspapers The Permian Basin is getting crowded, with thousands of new wells being drilled. And it’s going to get even more crowded as Permian Basin operators have amassed in excess of 100,000 drilling locations. With all those wells vying for space, ...
  • Newfoundland and Labrador gov’t’s evil new Synergy Alberta lingo: Create a “world-class energy cluster.” NL unveils plan to double oil production by 2030, speed up development process (aka deregulate), Lay foundation for natural gas industry – Sneak in Fracking? February 20, 2018Jessica ErnstN.L. unveils plan for faster, cheaper offshore oil and gas development by The Canadian Press, February 19, 2018, Calgary Herald ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Cash-strapped Newfoundland and Labrador has launched a 12-year plan to speed and increase offshore oil and gas development while drawing coveted global investment. The province will review regulations [aka deregulate to keep investors and ...
  • New Film: Pipe Dreams Fractured Lives February 20, 2018Jessica ErnstPipe Dreams Fractured Lives – The Trailer on Facebook and by fanforce on Youtube, February 12, 2018 Currently touring Australia. The Premiere was a full house with an employee at the cinema saying he had not seen a full house in all the years that he had been there. Cinema holds 200. A film with an alarming message, about ...
  • Frack Patch Porn: The ultimate sexual assault by men in positions of power? Ensign drills Canada’s longest lateral, 7,770 metres (4.828 miles), at global frac-quake capital, Fox Creek, Alberta. Is it the world’s longest lateral onshore? March 6, 2019Jessica ErnstWhy no reporting on the start and finish dates drilling this world-record onshore lateral? And why no location provided for such a significant event? Is it because AER, Shell and Ensign know the long lateral is causing earthquakes? Ensign drills Canada’s longest well at Fox Creek by Maurice Smith, Feb. 15, 2018, JWN Energy Ensign Energy Services Inc. has ...
  • Extremely Wise Dutch Economic Affairs Minister: “Shale gas is not an option in the Netherlands any more. We are not doing it. It is over and done with.’ February 16, 2018Jessica ErnstDutch minister confirms ban on drilling, shale gas ‘not an option’ February  16, 2018, DutchNews.nl The Netherlands will not give out any permits for the exploration for shale gas in the Netherlands, economic affairs minister Erik Wiebes has confirmed to parliament. ‘Shale gas is not an option in the Netherlands any more,’ Wiebes said. ‘We are ...
  • Brilliant Gérard Montpetit at his best! The Pipeline of Happiness will Transport Dilpot & BC Wine from Vancouver to Halifax, Right through Rachel Notley’s Toxic Tarsands Country February 15, 2018Jessica ErnstThe Pipeline of Happiness by Gérard Montpetit, February 15, 2018 Like thousands of Québecois, I was against the Energy East pipeline despite the spin of the promoters that this project was as important to Canada as the railway in the 19th century. I cheered when the project was dropped in the fall of 2017. I was delighted ...
  • Oil & gas industry’s fracking is “perfectly safe” lie explodes by homes, yet again: Ohio, Belmont County, XTO Well pad explosion, fire forces 1 mile mandatory evacuation area; Families & businesses within 2 miles urged to evacuate, 2/3s of Village of Powhatan February 21, 2018Jessica Ernst Typical of the oil and gas industry: Is XTO’s new definition of “explosion” – a loss of control, uncontrolled manner – to try to down play the incident? Compare to: 2015 03 12; Jack Shawn Eyles, 28, from Kelowna, dies fracking in NE BC for Calfrac (Nitrogen Pumping Division) on Progress Energy Canada Ltd. Site: “Not an ...
  • Fracking tied to reduced songbird nesting success February 14, 2018Jessica ErnstFracking tied to reduced songbird nesting success by American Ornithological Society, February 14, 2018, Phys.org The central Appalachian region is experiencing the country’s most rapid growth in shale gas development, or “fracking,” but we’ve known almost nothing about how this is affecting the region’s songbird populations—until now. A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications demonstrates that the nesting ...
  • Peter Watson’s scandal bitten NEB boss-job to crumble into frac dust? Cover-up agent for AER/Encana & bully extraordinaire, ex-Deputy Minister Alberta Environment Peter Watson, now Chair & CEO of NEB (appointed by Steve Harper as reward?) skating on thin ice. What cover-up position will Watson get next? Appointed by Rachel Notley to Chair AER, replace ex-Encana VP Gerard Protti? February 14, 2018Jessica Ernst Trudeau government legislation proposes to jettison Harper appointees at pipeline regulator by Mike De Souza, February 13th 2018, National Observer All 19 politically-appointed members of the National Energy Board are slated to be swept from their positions under new environmental legislation introduced last week by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government. While public servants would retain jobs in a restructured ...
  • More Frac Secrets Exposed, like Encana intentionally frac’ing drinking water supplies, then lying, promising never to do so. Secret UK government report lowers fracking expectations February 11, 2018Jessica Ernst Secret UK government report lowers fracking expectations by Zachary Davies Boren and Lawrence Carter, February 10, 2018, unearthed  Confidential Cabinet Office analysis predicts 155 wells by 2025 — a far cry from the thousands previously touted  The British government does not expect a fracking boom on the scale predicted by the shale gas industry, according to confidential ...
  • “Insane” Greed: Fox Creek Shakes as Frackers Drill for Condensate to Dilute Bitumen February 9, 2018Jessica Ernst Alberta Forest Town Shakes as Frackers Drill for Light Oil by Robert Tuttle, February 8, 2018, Bloomberg Technology Fox Creek’s Duvernay drilling boom brings trucks, earthquakes Chevron plans development of 55,000 acres near town of 2,000 In the Western Alberta town of Fox Creek, roughnecks shuffle through hotel lobbies, freight trucks choke slushy streets and, every once in ...
  • Gail Atkinson, earthquake expert: Low-volume fracking found still dangerous; Dutch Court Orders NAM to Immediately Compensate Homeowners in Frac Quake Damages Zone in Groningen for Depreciation even if Homes Not Sold. Will the Corporate Giant Heed the Court? Most Likely Not. February 9, 2018Jessica ErnstLow-volume fracking found still dangerous by Jonathan Sher, February 8, 2018, The London Free Press Companies that frack less aggressively for oil can lessen the number of earthquakes but not necessarily their magnitude, a London researcher has found. Gail Atkinson, a professor in Western University’s faculty of science, has found oil companies that reduce the volume of ...
  • Florida senate’s environmental conservation committee voted 10-0 approving bipartisan bill to ban fracking statewide February 7, 2018Jessica ErnstDoesn’t Donnie Trump want his $200 Million Mar-a-Lago weekend home & water supply frac’d ‘n quaked? Lawmakers From Both Parties Move to Ban Fracking in Florida by Mike Ludwig, February 7, 2018, Truthout The effort to prevent fracking in Florida cleared a major hurdle on Monday as the state senate’s environmental conservation committee approved a bipartisan bill ...
  • New Study: Frac chemical mix causes disturbing changes in breast tissue; Low levels of chemicals used in unconventional oil & gas production cause abnormal mammary glands and pre-cancerous lesions February 7, 2018Jessica Ernst Prenatal exposure to unconventional oil and gas operation chemical mixtures altered mammary gland development in adult female mice by Sarah A Sapouckey, Christopher D Kassotis, Susan C Nagel, and Laura N Vandenberg, February 7, 2018, Endocrinology, en.2017-00866, https://doi.org/10.1210/en.2017-00866 Abstract Unconventional oil and gas operations (UOG), which combine hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and directional drilling [many frac’d wells are vertical, ...
  • Alberta’s Big Oil Pollution Party (aka UCP) Leader Rachel Notley Farts in the Wind with Sour Grapes Strategy against BC trying to protect its environment from American brute Kinder Morgan’s diluted bitumen shipments February 8, 2018Jessica ErnstEveryone everywhere, please, if you drink wine, buy BC wine for the month of February (or longer!) and show BC your support! Since when did Rachel Notley give a damn about constitutionality? Alberta’s NDP had automatic right to intervene in front of the Supreme Court of Canada in in Ernst vs AER in support of the Charter ...
  • Worker killed during move of drilling rig at Cenovus Christina Lake tarsands site; Cenovus investigating itself. Will Cenovus find itself guilty if Cenovus is to blame? February 9, 2018Jessica ErnstCenovus continues some layoffs following worker’s death by Bill Kaufmann, February 9, 2018, Calgary Herald Already reeling from a series of job losses, Cenovus employees say a decision to reverse a delay in some layoffs following a workplace death comes as another blow to morale at the energy giant. In an internal online message sent to staff Wednesday, ...
  • Oil & Gas Industry’s Deadly Voluntary “Guidance” Con Continues: OSHA standards moot in Quinton rig explosion that killed 5 men because oil & gas drilling, servicing & production are exempt from OSHA’s “Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals” regulations, Despite “catastrophic hazard potential” February 4, 2018Jessica ErnstOSHA standards moot in Quinton rig explosion because of exemption for oil-and-gas industry, Rig that exploded near Quinton not covered by safety rules by Corey Jones, February 3, 2018, Tulsa World The natural gas rig that exploded near Quinton and killed five workers is not covered by a comprehensive package of federal safety standards implemented in the ...
  • Major Free Speech Victory: USA Federal Court Strikes Down Law that Punishes Supporters of Israel Boycott February 1, 2018Jessica Ernst  Photo: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters confront each other in Jerusalem’s Old City on Dec. 15, 2017. In a Major Free Speech Victory, a Federal Court Strikes Down a Law that Punishes Supporters of Israel Boycott by Glenn Greenwald, January 31 2018, The Intercept A FEDERAL JUDGE on Tuesday ruled that a Kansas law designed to punish people ...
  • New Study: Oklahoma’s induced seismicity strongly linked to wastewater injection depth February 1, 2018Jessica ErnstOklahoma’s induced seismicity strongly linked to wastewater injection depth by Thea Hincks, Willy Aspinall, Roger Cooke, and Thomas Gernon, February 1, 2018, Science Abstract The dramatic rise in Oklahoma seismicity since 2009 is due to wastewater injection. The role of injection depth is an open, complex issue, yet critical for hazard assessment and regulation. We developed an advanced Bayesian Network to ...
  • Oilpatch Waste Disposal Company, Tervita, Poisoning and Sickening residents of Unity Saskatchewan? Shame on Brad Wall’s Polluting Petro State for downplaying the many that were sickened, claiming a “strong odor” had “in some cases caused personal discomfort.” February 2, 2018Jessica Ernst Snap from news clip in last article below Subject: Sounds Like DMDS To Me!! Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2018 13:31:52 -0700 From: Stewart Shields <email hidden; JavaScript is required> To: email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required CC: email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, Ministerial Unit email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required If indeed the Caroline Shell Complex was involved in this incident I would suggest the product fouling the Saskatchewan air ...
  • New 2018 Report: Shale Oil Drilling Largely *Still* Not Profitable, Costs are Rising, Drillers are Pursuing “Irrational Production.” Average return on asset for U.S. shale companies “is still a measly 0.8 percent” January 31, 2018Jessica ErnstWhy Is The Shale Industry Still Not Profitable? by Nick Cunningham, January 29, 2018, Oil Price “Echoing the criticism of too much hype surrounding U.S. shale from the Saudi oil minister last week, a new report finds that shale drilling is still largely not profitable. Not only that, but costs are on the rise and drillers are ...
  • Greed, greed, arrogance & greed: Is Canada the next frontier for shale oil? Massive fields, mostly in Alberta, could rival the richest U.S. deposits or is it just another con? Seven Generations Energy & Encana boasting (exaggerating?) away, trying to lure investors and con Canadians February 4, 2018Jessica ErnstRead first: January 2016: Ernst vs AER Supreme Court of Canada hearing followed by 4.8M quake in AER’s Immoral Blanket Approval Frac Experiment Gone Wild, felt in St. Albert, 280km away March 2016: Is fracking behind Fox Creek’s vanishing drinking water supply? – Water in Alberta February 2017: “Jobs” & corporate profits trump public health & water yet ...
  • Another frac lawsuit bites the dust, Frac’d & contaminated aquifers for Pavillion Wyoming community not yet repaired: Jeff & Rhonda Locker settle with Encana & gag on their contaminated drinking water August 12, 2019Jessica Ernst Pavillion couple reach settlement with Encana on polluted water by Heather Richards, January 24, 2018, Casper Star-Tribune A Pavillion couple has reached a settlement with Encana Corp. over contaminated groundwater in the central Wyoming gas field where they live. The confidential agreement marks an end to the last legal battle in the debate over whether development of ...
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court 8-0 Ruling, One Recusal: Oil companies can be sued when worker injured; Republican law giving oil companies legal immunity deemed unconstitutional January 25, 2018Jessica ErnstToo bad the Supreme Court of Canada justices that heard Ernst vs AER (and denied Ernst her guaranteed right to seek remedy for her valid claim of AER violating her Charter rights – ruling AER is legally immune even for violating the constitution) didn’t have a little bit of this courage and integrity: Oklahoma Supreme Court: ...
  • Queensland Australia: Another new study shows unconventional gas industry pollution: Air Pollution and human health hazards: a compilation of air toxins acknowledged by gas industry in Queensland’s Darling Downs. As expected and as usual, industry name calls the scientist, Geralyn McCarron, “activist” to try to discredit her and her alarming paper March 5, 2019Jessica ErnstQueensland authorities urged to to act on health concerns about coal seam gas emissions by Geralyn McCarron, January 25, 2018, croaky.org On 8 January, the International Journal of Environmental Studies published a study showing an association between increases in hospital admissions for circulatory and respiratory conditions in Queensland’s Darling Downs area between 2007 and 2014 and increases in coal seam gas ...
  • Synergizing Canadian Courts Enabling Polluters: BC Judge gives Painted Pony Energy PR gift (makes the company look good by “giving” to NGOs) instead of ordering real punishment for killing migratory birds in frac fluid tank January 26, 2018Jessica ErnstNatural gas company fined after dead birds found floating in fracking fluid tank, 14 migratory birds were found dead in containment tank north of Fort St. John by The Canadian Press, with files from Andrew Kurjata, Jan 24, 2018, CBC News A natural gas company has been fined $235,000 after 14 migratory birds were found dead in one of its containment ...
  • Subsidiary of Chinese state-owned CNOOC Ltd. charged for explosion that killed 2 workers in Alberta in 2016; Nexen (blamed the workers) facing 8 charges under Occupational Health & Safety Act. How many charges will the court order as “donations” to enabling NGOs, propaganda group “Insider Education,” an arena, frac research, etc? Or will all the charges be dropped to keep China happy? January 25, 2018Jessica ErnstNexen charged after explosion killed two workers in 2016, Charges have been laid against Nexen Energy ULC after two workers were killed in an explosion at the Nexen Long Lake site south of Fort McMurray by Claire Theobald with files from Vincent McDermott, December 27, 2017, Calgary Herald Charges have been laid against Nexen Energy ULC after two workers ...
  • New study in natural gas fields of northern New Mexico: First in any animal to link oil & gas industry noise pollution to stress and show the connection can disrupt reproduction January 27, 2018Jessica Ernst Two new studies, one in Alberta Canada, one in New Mexico USA: Songbirds on Alberta oilfields are changing their tunes to cope with the noise, Sparrows sing at higher frequencies to be heard over compressors, pumpjacks and screw pumps by The Canadian Press, January 26, 2018, Edmonton Journal Noisy oilpatch equipment is causing songbirds to change their ...
  • Oklahoma: Red Mountain Energy rig explosion kills Josh Ray, 35; Cody Risk, 26; Parker Waldridge, 60; Roger Cunningham, 55; and Matt Smith, 29; One other worker hospitalized; Company not sure what they were drilling for; Patterson-UTI has long history of fatal accidents February 16, 2018Jessica ErnstThe driller involved in the deadly Oklahoma rig explosion has a history of fatal accidents by Sean Murphy, Associated Press, January 25, 2018, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette OKLAHOMA CITY — Ten workers have died over the past decade at well sites linked to drilling contractor Patterson-UTI, the same driller involved in this week’s rig explosion in Oklahoma that killed five ...
  • New study: Hydraulic fracturing volume is associated with induced earthquake productivity in Duvernay play, Fox Creek Alberta June 27, 2019Jessica ErnstRead the complete study Hydraulic fracturing volume is associated with induced earthquake productivity in the Duvernay play by R. Schultz1, G. Atkinson, D. W. Eaton, Y. J. Gu, H. Kao, January 19, 2018, Science Vol. 359, Issue 6373, pp. 304-308 DOI: 10.1126/science.aao0159 Seismicity curbed by lowering volume Determining why hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking) triggered earthquakes in the Duvernay Formation in ...
  • “We have reached a point of no return,” Cape Town at risk of becoming first major city in the world to run out of water, yet South Africa still plans to frac itself March 5, 2019Jessica Ernst Watch clip Cape Town at risk of becoming first major city in the world to run out of water by Geoffrey York, January 18, 2018, The Globe and Mail Cape Town, one of the biggest cities in South Africa and a famed tourist attraction, is warning its residents that they will soon have to queue for water. The ...
  • UK, New Study: Fracking is one of the most harmful forms of energy production January 17, 2018Jessica ErnstFracking Is Among the Most Harmful Forms of Energy Production, Study Finds by Chelsea Gohd, January 16, 2018, Futurism A new study by U.K. scientists examining the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of fracking ranks the controversial practice seventh amongst a pool of nine energy sources. The study could prompt similar research in the U.S., the only nation ...
  • Fracking puts farming industry in jeopardy January 16, 2018Jessica ErnstCOMMENTARY: Fracking puts farming industry in jeopardy by Marilyn Cameron, January 16, 2018, Chronicle Herald In case you haven’t noticed yet, the Nova Scotia Department of Energy’s website has posted an Onshore Petroleum Atlas which lends credence to the potential economic benefits of fracking in the province. I am very concerned that our government intends to reopen ...
  • The Road to Hell Continues. Does Nova Scotia have a frac ban? No, of course not. Synergized environmental groups, including Council of Canadians, made sure of that January 25, 2018Jessica ErnstNote Council of Canadians is not the same as Council of Canadian Academies. A few eye openers: 2017 11 07: Synergy Alberta Strikes BC! 17 groups, including Council of Canadians and BC Tap Water Alliance, join call for frac regulations! Calling for regulations gives industry social licence to frac. Has Synergy finally conquered Will Koop? It conquered Council of ...
  • Outrageous frac company Cabot Oil & Gas Suing Victim of Its Own Pollution for Speaking Out, Pennsylvania resident Ray Kemble sued by the company that polluted his water January 25, 2018Jessica ErnstA Fracking Company Is Suing a Victim of Its Own Pollution for Speaking Out (Video), A Pennsylvania resident is being sued by the company that polluted his water by Hope Forpeace, AlterNet, January 10, 2018 Cabot Oil & Gas, a petroleum, natural gas and natural gas liquids exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas, has filed a $5 ...
  • Just another Synergy Alberta Propaganda Group? Maritimes Energy Association urges Nova Scotia to undo frac ban. By how many billions is Energy Dept exaggerating their new “analysis?” January 13, 2018Jessica ErnstWheeler says he wouldn’t ‘change a single word’ of 2014 fracking report by Francis Campbell, January 12, 2018, The Chronicle Herald No wonder: 2014 08 02: Whycocomagh MUST WATCH “Trust Us” Patronizing Propaganda; Nova Scotia Frac Panel Chair Dr. David Wheeler and member Dr. Maurice Dusseault: “Ordained” Conflicts of Interest? Who’s Next? Nothing much has changed since David ...
  • Typical: Energy group Ineos files for judicial review of Scotland’s frac ban. But Scotland hasn’t legislated a ban yet, they only said they will ban it January 25, 2018Jessica ErnstIneos launching legal challenge against SNP fracking ban, CHEMICALS giant Ineos is launching a legal challenge against the SNP’s fracking ban amid claims the move is “unlawful” and a “misuse of ministerial power” by Tom Martin, January 9, 2018, express.co.uk … Mr Wheelhouse said: “We have taken a careful and considered approach to arriving at our preferred policy ...
  • Listen to George Bender’s Story by O’Shea featuring Bob Hirst (Midnight Oil): The truth walks slowly (in the countryside). “His heart’s as empty as his water tank.” January 6, 2018Jessica ErnstThe truth walks slowly in the countryside by O’Shea featuring Bob Hirst, April 25, 2016 His heart’s as empty as his water tank. You may have heard about some of the issues that coal seam gas mining is causing in the Condamine River and surrounding areas where I grew up in Australia. You may not have heard about ...
  • Doug Hendren: Fracking is Everywhere; We’ve got gag orders, no tape recorders, … ‘Cause the judge says that it ain’t legal, Walking ‘round, talking to people. January 3, 2018Jessica ErnstListen to the song at link: Fracking Is Everywhere by Doug Hendren M.D. & Musical Scalpel, 2016 Something is going on, Pennsylvania, Down on the farm. Governor’s telling me not to be alarmed. Animals upside down From drinking the water, Families falling down From breathing the air. Our throats are sore, Johnny’s stopped reading, And our noses won’t stop bleeding. Fracking is everywhere. Benzene and ...
  • Netherlands: 50 years after catastrophic blowout, natural gas reservoir still leaking methane into local drinking water aquifer. No evidence of leak above ground, but water wells are contaminated with enough methane to merit immediate action to prevent explosions. Meanwhile, nothing but bullying and lying by “regulators” is done in Alberta where water wells are contaminated with dangerous levels of methane from fracking, even illegal frac’ing of community aquifers by Encana January 2, 2018Jessica Ernst FIFTY YEARS AFTER A BLOWOUT, THIS NATURAL-GAS RESERVOIR IS STILL CONTAMINATING THE LOCAL GROUNDWATER, A study of a blowout site in the Netherlands offers safety lessons for natural gas fields around the world by Francie Diep, January 2, 2018, Pacific Standard Magazine Fifty years after a catastrophic blowout, an underground natural-gas reservoir in the Netherlands is still ...
  • Super Smart! France’s parliament passes law banning producing oil & gas by 2040, Bans extracting shale gas by any means, Unlike New York State’s frac ban where many fracs (eg gas fracs) remain legal December 21, 2017Jessica ErnstFrance bans fracking and oil extraction in all of its territories, French parliamentarians have passed a law banning fossil fuel extraction. President Macron says he wants France to lead the world with switch to renewables by Agence France-Presse, December 20, 2017, The Guardian France’s parliament has passed into law a ban on producing oil and gas by 2040, a ...
  • Fabulous Christmas gift for Prince Edward Island’s fresh water, farms, families and communities! PEI Water Act passes with amendment to prohibit fracking December 21, 2017Jessica ErnstP.E.I. Water Act passes with amendment to prohibit fracking by Mitch MacDonald, December 20, 2017,  Journal Pioneer Fracking for oil and natural gas is now effectively banned in P.E.I. A ban on hydraulic fracturing was included during the passing of the Water Act during Wednesday’s sitting of legislature, with the province removing two clauses Opposition members described as ...
  • Chris Bowers Letter to BC NDP MLAs: On Drowning the Peace December 19, 2017Jessica ErnstFrom: Chris Bowers Sent: December-19-17 2:30 PM To: John Horgam Premier (email hidden; JavaScript is required); ‘email hidden; JavaScript is required‘; Anne Kang; Bob Deith; Bowinn Ma; ‘email hidden; JavaScript is required‘; ‘email hidden; JavaScript is required‘; ‘email hidden; JavaScript is required‘; David Eby; Doug Donaldson; ‘email hidden; JavaScript is required‘; Gary Begg; George Chow; George Heyman; ‘email hidden; JavaScript is required‘; Jagrup Brar; Janet Routledge; Jennifer Rice; Jinny Sims; ‘email hidden; JavaScript is required‘; Judy Darcy; Katrina Chen; ‘email hidden; JavaScript is required‘; ‘Lana Popham’; ‘Leonard Krog 2 (email hidden; JavaScript is required)’; Lisa Beare; ‘Mable ...
  • Texas, New Study: Fracking directly linked to increase in earthquakes December 19, 2017Jessica Ernst Fracking Activity Linked to Increase in Texas Quakes, According to New Study by Yale Environment 360 Digest, November 27, 2017 Using recent seismic data and studies of ancient fault lines, scientists have concluded that an increase in earthquake activity in parts of the United States is directly tied to hydraulic fracturing, which results in the disposal of pressurized ...
  • Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Will Encana Spawn’s Greed Kill Your Frac Job? Cutting Workers to Fatten Investors, Making Workers Wonder over the Holidays. Nasty, in True Encana/Cenovus Form December 14, 2017Jessica ErnstA comment to the Calgary Herald article by Tom Aaron What lousy reporting. The impact? This announcement has more impact on the Calgary and Alberta economy (real lives) than anything in the last 90 days. The artsy trained press ‘just doesn’t get it’. Clueless as to what this means for individual contractors, drillers, small towns, etc. A few ...
  • New Study Says Fracking Negatively Impacts Infant Health. New Low for Marcellus Shale Coalition: “….it’s dangerously misleading and inflammatory to suggest that natural gas development has done anything but improve public health.” December 13, 2017Jessica Ernst Hydraulic fracturing negatively impacts infant health by B. Rose Kelly, Woodrow Wilson School of Public Health and International Affairs, December 13, 2017, Princeton University … Health risks increase for infants born to mothers living within 2 miles of a hydraulic fracturing site, according to a study published Dec. 13 in Science Advances. The research team found that infants born ...
  • UPDATED WITH MORE QUAKES, Fox Creek, Alberta Frac Quakes start up again; New Study by Standford Scientists: Small earthquakes at frac sites may be early indicators of bigger quakes to come; Surprising Finding: Arkansas earthquakes mostly caused by hydraulic fracturing, only some by wastewater injection, None caused by trucks December 13, 2017Jessica ErnstChevron boasted recently of moving from exploration to development in the Fox Creek  area. Earthquakes quickly followed. Data collection and quake location mapping by Barb Ryan (will be updated, time permitting, as the quakes shake on):   Most recent earthquakes at Fox Creek: AER – the “regulator” – has not updated their quake list since November 15, 2017. (None ...
  • BC NDP, Just like Alberta NPD: Feeding the Uneconomic Frac Frenzy & Folly, Horgan’s NDP Breaking Bad with Christie Clark’s (aka Gwyn Morgan’s) Site C Dam December 12, 2017Jessica ErnstBreaking Bad: The Pathology of Site C, John Horgan’s NDP government ignored basic truths and now commits B.C. to greater environmental disaster by Andrew Nikiforuk , December 12, 2107, TheTyee.ca
  • Western Australia permanently criminalizes fracking in South-West, Pell and Perth regions; Legislation also supports State-wide frac moratorium December 11, 2017Jessica ErnstWA passes anti-fracking law by The Australian Pipeliner, 12 December, 2017 The Western Australian Government has passed laws to permanently ban hydraulic fracture stimulation in the South-West, Pell and Perth regions. This delegated legislation also supports the State-wide fracking moratorium, which has already been implemented. “The McGowan Government recognises the need to protect the State’s environment from risks associated ...
  • Alberta Greed Marches Stupidly On: Trican to reactivate full fracking fleet by end of 2018 December 11, 2017Jessica ErnstTrican to reactivate full fracking fleet by end of 2018 by Deborah Jaremko, Dec. 11, 2017, JWNEnergy Trican Well Service is setting up its spending in 2018 for a return to full operations of its hydraulic fracturing fleet. The company parked equipment in the first quarter of 2015 following the collapse in crude oil prices. Trican began reactivating crews ...
  • Pffffffffffffffffffffffffffft, AER Hopes on a Rope & Farts out Puff Piece Propaganda Directive 67. With brilliant comments by Diana Daunheimer, censored by our media December 7, 2017Jessica ErnstAlberta to crack down on oil executives that dumped orphan wells on taxpayers, More changes are expected in the coming months as the province is conducting a review of how orphaned oil and gas wells, for which there is no financially solvent owner, are regulated in the province by Geoffrey Morgan, December 6, 2017, Financial Post CALGARY — Alberta ...
  • In harm’s way in USA: About half of hydraulically fractured wells exist within 2 to 3 kilometers of domestic groundwater systems. In Alberta, companies frac within 100 metres of water wells, and regulators let them frac more wells above Base of Groundwater Protection nearby even after causing community-wide drinking water contamination December 5, 2017Jessica ErnstIn harm’s way: About half of hydraulically fractured wells exist within 2 to 3 kilometers of domestic groundwater systems by Julie Cohen, University of California, November 27, 2017, Science Daily Summary: About half of hydraulically fractured wells exist within 2 to 3 kilometers of domestic groundwater systems, warn researchers.  How safe is the water you drink? For the ...
  • BOE Report Gloating, Whining Damning Redwater Review: With low commodity prices and billions worth of outstanding environmental obligations, Alberta is between a soft rock and a hard wellsite. Think of the families with frac’d health, and or frac’d explosive drinking water too dangerous to flush toilets with December 5, 2017Jessica ErnstSteve Harper moved Justice Niel C Wittmann down from Alberta Court of Appeal to Court of Queen’s Bench in time to cement the set-up of Redwater ripping off Albertans and the environment, and to volunteer to take over and get rid of Ernst. J Wittmann announced his retirement right after Ernst vs AER lost at the ...
  • Another frac harm lawsuit gags: Settlement reached between two Oklahoma oil and gas companies and Prague resident Sandra Ladra injured in 2011 earthquake December 4, 2017Jessica ErnstSettlement reached between two Oklahoma oil and gas companies and Prague resident injured in 2011 earthquake by Lili Zheng, October 20, 2017, Oklahoma’s News4 PRAGUE, Okla. — A settlement has been reached between two Oklahoma oil and gas companies and a Prague resident injured during a strong earthquake in November 2011. Scott Poynter, an Arkansas-based attorney for ...
  • Wishing Steve Harper & MP Kevin Sorenson Merry Christmas: O Little Town Of Bethlehem December 4, 2017Jessica ErnstListen to Keith & Royal flat picking in Rosebud, Alberta as you read O Little Town Of Bethlehem by Francis A. Boyle, 03 December, 2010, Countercurrents.org It was December of 1991 and I was serving as Legal Advisor to the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Negotiations in Washington DC. The Israelis were stalling, not even negotiating in bad ...
  • Supreme Court of Canada shows its bias against non First Nations Canadians, yet again. Court rules not OK for Yukon govt to violate a local planning agreement with First Nations, while ruling OK for AER to violate Canada’s top law in the country, The Charter of Rights and Freedoms (which protects all Canadians, not just First Nations) December 1, 2017Jessica ErnstCompare to the non ruling by the same court in Ernst vs AER, where the court knowingly defamed Ernst and allowed Alberta’s energy regulator (AER) to get away with violating Ernst’s Charter rights (her “valid” Charter claim was not quashed by the court, but it disallowed Ernst her guaranteed right to seek remedy for the violations). The ...
  • Perfectly Safe, “Brute Force & Ignorant” Fracking Experiment Kills Again: 1 dead, another injured during fracking at Devon Energy oil field in Blaine County February 16, 2018Jessica Ernst1 dead, another injured after incident at Devon Energy oil field in Blaine County by KOCO Staff, November Nov 28, 2017 BLAINE COUNTY, Okla. — A person died and another was injured after an explosion Monday afternoon at an oil field in Blaine County. The accident was reported around 2:50 p.m. at a Devon Energy oil field west ...
  • BC Tap Water Alliance No Longer a Signatory with CCPA Calling for Frac Regulations Under Guise of Calling for Public Inquiry of Frac’ing in BC. Thank you Will Koop, for withdrawing from and saying “NO!” to Synergy Alberta! November 29, 2017Jessica ErnstBC Tap Water Alliance No Longer a Signatory for Public Inquiry of Fracking in BC Press Release by Will Koop, November 29, 2017, BC Tap Water Alliance When the B.C. Tap Water Alliance (BCTWA) signed on alongside others in early November 2017 for a Public Inquiry into fracking in British Columbia we were keen to be included. After all, ...
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Frac company EQT argues DEP’s ongoing penalties for frac waste water pit leaks are unreasonably excessive, go beyond what law allows November 28, 2017Jessica ErnstFracking Company, DEP Spar Over Ongoing Civil Penalties for Pollution, Allowing the state Department of Environmental Protection to issue ongoing penalties against companies for the continued presence of pollutants in state waters would essentially give the agency an unlimited ability to fine companies for pollution beyond their control, an attorney representing a prominent natural gas company ...
  • Yukon, Oklahoma: Fracking again directly causing earthquakes; Citizen Energy had to shut down, then cut back frac volumes by 50% November 29, 2017Jessica ErnstYukon Company Cuts Back Fracking Operations by Dana Hertneky, November 28, 2017, News9 News clip at link YUKON, Oklahoma – Experts say a recent surge in earthquakes in the Yukon area have been clustered around a fracking site. Now the oil company, Citizen Energy, has cut back its operations. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has had guidelines in place ...
  • England: Mayor Sadiq Khan to ban fracking in London, Warns extracting shale gas represents toxic health risk: There is “absolutely no place for fracking in London.” November 26, 2017Jessica ErnstSadiq Khan to tell London councils they should ban fracking, Health dangers and high water use of shale gas extraction make it unacceptable, says mayor’s draft plan for the capital by Michael Savage, 26 November 2017, The Guardian Sadiq Khan will in effect ban fracking in London – and warns that extracting shale gas represents a toxic health risk. In a ...
  • Prince Edward Island Bans Frac’ing (First Reading Today)! December 21, 2017Jessica Ernst Long-awaited Water Act tabled in P.E.I. legislature remains silent on deep-water wells by Teresa Wright Teresa, Nov. 23, 2017, The Guardian.pe.ca The province’s long-awaited Water Act has been tabled in the P.E.I. legislature. While it will impose bans on fracking and export of bottled water, it remains silent on the controversial issue of deep-water wells, The bill has been over ...
  • Are Oil Patch Promises Believable? Neighbors want oil & gas wells removed from Firestone explosion site, Anadarko *promised* it would happen in July. Company likely waiting for the community to forget over Christmas, Resume production without fixing a thing? March 6, 2019Jessica ErnstNeighbors want oil and gas wells removed from Firestone explosion site, Anadarko *promised* it would happen in July by Jennifer Kovaleski, Oct 6, 2017, The Denver Channel FIRESTONE, Colo. — Six months since the deadly home explosion in Firestone, two oil and gas wells and a battery tank Anadarko promised to permanently remove following the tragedy are still there. “ ...
  • BC’s new NDP Energy Minister Michelle Mungall lies like Alberta’s! Agrees to Review by “Industry Likes It!” Synergy Frac Panel Called for by Ben Parfitt, Council of Canadians, Caleb Behn et al, Complete with Predetermined Outcome – No Moratorium, No Matter What the Frac Panel Concludes! November 24, 2017Jessica ErnstMungall’s all in on fracking review, but not moratorium by Vaughn Palmer, November 22, 2017, Vancouver Sun VICTORIA — During a break from answering questions in the legislature about Site C this week, Energy Minister Michelle Mungall faced down a call for a full blown public inquiry and possible moratorium on fracking in the natural gas sector. The call ...
  • This Saturday Morning, November 25, 2017 11:05 AM Pacific Time – 12:05 PM: Bob Hansen with CHLY 101.7 FM out of Nanaimo, BC, interviews Jessica Ernst November 22, 2017Jessica ErnstBob Hansen interviews Jessica Ernst November 25, 2017 11:05 AM – 12:05 PM Pacific Time, on CHLY 101.7 FM out of Nanaimo, a campus community FM station, powered by volunteers. All shows on this station can be heard live at www.chly.ca, click on ‘Listen’ OUR OFFICE Located in downtown Nanaimo, under the Queens Hotel. Accessible via Lois Lane, ...
  • New Study by Hildenbrand et al: Harmful bacteria thrive in water contaminated near drilling. And New Book: Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection: Environmental Issues Concerning Hydraulic Fracturing November 22, 2017Jessica ErnstStudy: Harmful bacteria thrive in water contaminated near drilling by Mike Soraghan, November 22, 2017, E&E News Texas researchers say they’ve found harmful bacteria in contaminated groundwater near Texas shale drilling sites, saying the discovery could explain some of the more unusual maladies claimed by neighbors of oil and gas production. “It’s an ideal breeding ground for ...
  • How did this get past Trump, Encana, CAPP, Energy in Depth etc? The Journal of the American Medical Association Publishes Concerns about Fracking Contaminating Air and Drinking Water, and Harming Human Health! November 22, 2017Jessica ErnstPotential Health Impacts Related to Fracking  by Russell A. Wilke, MD, PhD (Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls) and Jerome W. Freeman, MD (Department of Neurosciences, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls) November 7, 2017, Journal American Medical Association Vol 318, No 17, doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14239 Complete piece uploaded to ernst versus encana Cross-contamination between fracking flowback and drinking ...
  • NE BC Fracking May Be Exposing Pregnant Women to Carcinogen, Study Says; Researchers found markers suggested benzene levels 3.5 times normal levels November 21, 2017Jessica Ernst Interesting comments by readers and their slap downs of a few lying shills to Nikiforuk’s article, click on link to read them: ‘Red Flag’ Raised: Study Finds Possible Fracking Risk to Pregnant BC, Women,  Researchers found markers suggested benzene levels 3.5 times normal levels for women in northeast by Andrew Nikiforuk, November 16, 2017, The Tyee A ...
  • Study: Water use in ND Oil Patch increased almost 20-fold in seven years, Most dramatic increases for Frackin’ the Bakken where average groundwater levels in three shallow aquifers decreased November 21, 2017Jessica ErnstStudy: Water use in ND Oil Patch increased almost 20-fold in seven years by Forum staff, Nov 15, 2017, The Dickinson Press FARGO—Water use for oil production in the Bakken oilfields increased almost 20-fold from 2008 to 2014, with water consumption climbing from 550 million gallons to 10,200 million gallons per year, according to North Dakota ...
  • Study by Cornell University to be released early 2018, Did Fracking sicken Tioga Downs’ foals? November 16, 2017Jessica Ernst Fracking study: Answers soon on sick foals of Tioga Downs owner by Tom Wilber, November 16, 2017, Press Connects Jeff Gural talks about his foals, which mysteriously fell ill but have since made a full recovery. Staff video When foals on Jeff Gural’s farm were born with a potentially fatal illness, the well-known casino magnate and horse breeder ...
  • “The public has a right to know”: Fracking companies don’t have to disclose chemicals linked to health concerns November 24, 2017Jessica ErnstPart One Part Two: Click to listen to the audio: “The public has a right to know”: Fracking companies don’t have to disclose chemicals linked to health concerns by Scott Tong, November 15, 2017, Market Place … Secrecy lies at the heart of invention and capitalism to reward innovators with exclusive rights to their creations. But that secrecy can also ...
  • Industrial Strength: How U.S. Govt Hid Fracking’s Risks to Drinking Water, A pivotal EPA study provided rationale for exemptions that helped unleash the fracking boom. Science suppressed to protect industry interests November 16, 2017Jessica ErnstIndustrial Strength: How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking’s Risks to Drinking Water, A pivotal EPA study provided the rationale for exemptions that helped unleash the fracking boom. The science was suppressed to protect industry interests by Neela Banerjee, November 16, 2017, Inside Climate News … For Latkanich and all those who believe their water has been tainted by fracking, there ...
  • “Unconscionable!” Diana Daunheimer on Rachel Notley’s NDP giving $50 Million from education taxes paid by Albertans to municipalities to cover oil & gas companies not paying their taxes (after years of massive profit taking) November 16, 2017Jessica ErnstDiana Daunheimer, frac’d mother of two living by Didsbury, FB comment: The NDP are taking money collected from taxpayers for education in the province, to pay municipalities, for defaulting oil and gas companies. This is unconscionable. Not only have our taxes increased in our county because of oil and gas defaults, but in the years to ...
  • Documents show EPA health concerns on frac chemicals kept secret, approved for use by companies near families & communities anyways: Intentional Environmental Racism by Regulators? Against everyone living frac’d? November 15, 2017Jessica ErnstQuote of the Day sent by Pennsylvania’s Bob Donnan: It is always sound business to take any obtainable net gain, at any cost and at any risk to the rest of the community. THORSTEIN VEBLEN Part 2 tomorrow: Including on “Federal rules allow a high degree of secrecy.” Part 1: Documents show undisclosed EPA health concerns on fracking chemicals ...
  • U of C researchers sound alarm over radon levels in Calgary homes, expanding study across Alberta. Radon in frac fields needs study first, but started decades ago, before the frac hell began November 14, 2017Jessica ErnstU of C researchers sound alarm over radon levels in Calgary homes by James Wood, November 14, 2017, Calgary Herald After discovering a significant health threat in many Calgary homes, University of Calgary researchers are turning their attention to the rest of the province as they urge Albertans to test their homes for radon gas. The “Evict Radon” campaign ...
  • New Study on Pregnant Women Living Near Frac’d Natural Gas Sites in Peace River Valley, NE BC Raises Concerns: Benzene biomarker (muconic acid) in urine 3.5 times higher than in women in general Canadian population March 6, 2019Jessica ErnstExposure to benzene during pregnancy: a pilot study raises concerns in British Columbia by University of Montreal, November 13, 2017, ScienceDaily Summary: New research reveals that 29 pregnant women living near natural-gas hydraulic fracturing sites had a median concentration of a benzene biomarker in their urine that was 3.5 times higher than that found in women from ...
  • Diana Daunheimer sums up AER’s “industry likes it” Lexin & OWA mega million dollar fraud, intentionally set up decades ago November 11, 2017Jessica ErnstTwo comments to the article Joe L Howse Is this why klien and his cronies moved govt offices down to cowtown ? …to the …put the fox in with the hens ? …..smh…. Diana Daunheimer Put the blame where it ...
  • To Honour the Fallen on Remembrance Day: Make public AER’s secret “D79 Abandoned Well Methane Toxicity Preliminary Assessment” & Appendix 2 by Alberta Health, Admitting “Acute-Life threatening” risks & “Neurological effects” November 12, 2017Jessica ErnstTo honour women and men fallen, and to protest Canada enabling Israel’s human rights abuses and torturing of Palestinians, Ernst stopped – years ago, buying or wearing poppies. Instead, in Remembrance, Ernst exposes harms to citizens and environment enabled by abusers of power in Canada, most insidious of them all, the AER: Click on snap of the ...
  • Supreme Court of Canada grants AER an appeal and shows its big oil bias again. November 9, 2017Jessica ErnstIn AER vs Redwater, CAPP (Canada’s large oil and gas lobby group, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers) sent correspondence to the Court supporting AER. The Court included it in the docket for AER‘s appeal. In Ernst vs AER, citizens and citizen groups sent correspondence to the Court supporting Ernst and water. The Supreme Court did ...
  • Edmonton & St Albert going to get frac’ed? Oilpatch spending to ramp up in Canada’s ‘hottest new play.’ Chevron could spend US$1 billion on Duvernay shale basin November 8, 2017Jessica ErnstOilpatch spending to ramp up in Canada’s ‘hottest new play,’ led by Chevron Chevron could spend US$1 billion on the Duvernay shale basin, according to Wood Mackenzie by Geoffrey Morgan, November 7, 2017, Financial Post CALGARY – Chevron Corp. is ramping up spending in the Duvernay shale basin, Canada’s “hottest new play,” after spending three years exploring its ...
  • Synergy Alberta Strikes BC! 17 groups, including BC Tap Water Alliance, join call for frac regulations! Calling for regulations gives industry social licence to frac. Has Synergy finally conquered Will Koop? August 22, 2019Jessica ErnstSynergy Alberta’s evil seems complicated. If you say no to the money and think about it with your greed & blinders off, you’ll get it. *** Let’s start with some Canadian frac harm study and public input history: 2002: 15 years ago, Ministers of the Environment in Canada, regulators and more, and groundwater expert Dr. John Cherry, studied the impacts ...
  • Yukon, Peel Watershed: Upcoming (Lying) Supreme Court of Canada Ruling, First Nation Nacho Nyak Dun et al v. Govt of Yukon, May ‘Destroy the Faith’ in First Nations Treaties. “Canada’s legal system is flawed, because it ends up favoring resource extraction.” November 6, 2017Jessica Ernst Supreme Court of Canada Case Docket # 36779 Canada Legal Fight May ‘Destroy the Faith’ in First Nations Treaties by Dan Levinnov, November 5, 2017, New York Times OVER THE HART RIVER, Yukon Territory — The indigenous groups thought they had reached a deal: A vast landscape in the north of Yukon Territory would be mostly set ...
  • November 9, 2017: Lying Supreme Court of Canada to release decision whether they will hear AER’s (Orphan Well) appeal against Redwater’s money snatcher November 6, 2017Jessica ErnstSupreme Court of Canada’s November 6, 2017 Press Release announcing they will release on November 9 their decision on whether to grant the AER a hearing or not. Docket The Supreme Court of Canada judges took only one month to decide whether to hear the appeal or not.  In Ernst vs AER, they took three months even ...
  • Ponca Nation of Oklahoma to Recognize the Rights of Nature to Stop Fracking November 5, 2017Jessica Ernst PONCA NATION OF OKLAHOMA TO RECOGNIZE THE RIGHTS OF NATURE TO STOP FRACKING by Movement Rights, October 31, 2017, intercontinentalcry San Francisco, CA – After suffering for years with poisoned water and serious health issues due to fracking and injection wells on and near their reservation the governing body of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma voted to pass a statute ...
  • Oklahoma: Pawnee Nation’s $400,000 Earthquake Damages Case Moves Forward November 5, 2017Jessica ErnstPawnee Nation’s Earthquake Case Moves Forward by Scott Poynter, October 27, 2017, Poynter Law Group Earlier this year, the Pawnee Nation brought suit in tribal court against Cummings Oil and Eagle Road Oil for about $400,000 in earthquake damages caused by Defendants’ wastewater disposal wells. According to the tribe’s petition, both Cummings Oil’s and Eagle Road Oil’s ...
  • Robin Mathews: From Harper to Trudeau, The Saga of Corruption in Canada Continues. False News. False Newsmakers. Untroubled Power. The Supreme Court of Canada publishes lies too November 6, 2017Jessica Ernst  The Israelization of governments, militaries and security forces means the Palestinianization of most of the rest of us.  Jeff Halper, Israeli anthropologist   From Harper to Trudeau, The Saga of Corruption in Canada Continues False News. False Newsmakers. Untroubled Power by Robin Mathews, November 2017, American Herald Tribune In a colonial country as wealthy in raw materials as Canada ...
  • Frac’d Canadiana: Ernst and friend chat about snow & cold & water tank frozen in truck June 15, 2019Jessica Ernst 2017 11 02: Ernst’s water tank in truck at Rosebud, Alberta Conversation posted with permission: On Thu, 2 Nov 2017 09:35:54 -0600, Jessica Ernst email hidden; JavaScript is required wrote: Ernst’s Jack Russell, Gem herself is tightly curled up , blissfully ,, by my feet!  snowing like mad outside.  cold. and i haven’t taken the water tank out of truck ...
  • Now it’s oilmen who say fracking could harm groundwater. How many oilmen settle & gag when their water is contaminated or vertical wells are destroyed by frac’ing? November 5, 2017Jessica ErnstNow it’s oilmen who say fracking could harm groundwater by Mike Soraghan, November 1, 2017, E&E News HOLDENVILLE, Okla. — It’s no longer just environmentalists [What about the thousands of water well owners and residents in communities living with water contaminated by fracking or earthquakes caused by fracking and or waste injection contaminating their potable water? They’re ...
  • “Frack Well Bashing” is going to get expensive! Frack Hit Demolition Derby Down Below: Drill, inject, bump ‘n crack, hit ‘n smash, bash ‘n dash, while Encana lies ‘n says, “We don’t frac. We stimulate.” 2 wells, 1 patch of dirt. Who gets the oil? The biggest bully. “Fracks hitting wells several miles away.” March 6, 2019Jessica ErnstWhole lotta bashing going on … Jury Delivers Verdict In Oklahoma ‘Well-Bashing’ Case by Alex Cameron, September 01, 2017, News9 PIEDMONT, Oklahoma – A U.S. District Court jury delivered a verdict last month that is rippling through the state’s oil and gas industry. The verdict was in favor of the owner of an old vertical well who had sued ...
  • Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Sues Chicago Gas Company, Peoples Gas, for underground natural-gas leak that contaminated water wells October 31, 2017Jessica ErnstIllinois Attorney General Sues Gas Company Over Leak, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan sues Chicago gas company over underground natural-gas leak that has affected water wells in central part of the state by US News, Oct. 25, 2017 MAHOMET, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ attorney general is suing a Chicago gas company over an underground natural-gas leak that has ...
  • Berthoud Colorado: Old well bubbles mostly drilling mud, some oil by home driveway, down Highway. Who’s frac’ing nearby? And on how many hundreds of wells? October 31, 2017Jessica ErnstOil crews stay on scene of drilling mud spill near Berthoud, Colorado officials say small amounts little oil included by Pamela Johnson, October 30, 2017, Reporter-Herald Crews remained on scene Monday at an abandoned oil well that spilled about 300 barrels of drilling mud and small amounts of oil along a private driveway on Colo. 60 southeast of ...
  • A snake oil salesman October 29, 2017Jessica ErnstTo whom it may concern, In his letter to the editor, Gérard Montpetit, from La Présentation, denounces Jason Kenny’s lack of rigour and ethical analysis. For the last few weeks, Mr Kenny has been trying to boost his leadership campaign for the United Conservative party of Alberta by using some questionable tactics, such as Quebec bashing. [It’s ...
  • Oklahoma seismologist, Austin Holland, scolded by fracked academia (the dean!) for linking earthquake swarms to powerful oil and gas industry November 29, 2017Jessica ErnstOkla. scientist says he was scolded for linking shaking to industry by Mike Soraghan, E&E News, October 20, 2017 Oklahoma’s former state seismologist said in a deposition that he quit because he was reprimanded by a superior at the University of Oklahoma for linking the state’s earthquake swarms to its powerful oil industry. Austin Holland had previously explained ...
  • Canada, the world’s stupidest “petro” (fascist) state: Oil giants pay billions less tax in Canada than abroad October 26, 2017Jessica ErnstRevealed: oil giants pay billions less tax in Canada than abroad  by Martin Lukas, October 26, 2017, The Guardian Canada taxes its oil and gas companies at a fraction of the rate they are taxed abroad, including by countries ranked among the world’s most corrupt, according to an analysis of public data by the Guardian. The ...
  • Heaven Help Our Drinking Water: How many frac hit damages when Encana fracs multi-stacked, 60 wells per section? October 25, 2017Jessica Ernst This illustration shows how fast Encana’s drilling tech is changing by Deborah Jaremko, October 23, 2017, jwnenergy The advances in drilling technology that were cutting edge seven years ago and unlocked a massive production surge in the United States are virtually unrecognizable compared to what these systems look like today. Pushing the limits of technology has been ...
  • Kansas: Industry’s “natural” gas from abandoned energy wells leaking into massive underground storage field, creating public safety hazard October 16, 2017Jessica ErnstGas leaking from Kansas wells amid dispute over who must fix by Associated Press, October 14, 2017, Observer Reporter WICHITA, Kan. – Natural gas is leaking through unplugged abandoned wells that have penetrated a massive underground storage field in Kansas, creating a public safety hazard amid a dispute over who is responsible for fixing the problem, ...
  • Pennsylvania: Cabot Oil & Gas settles fracking lawsuit with Ely and Hulbert families as ordered by Judge Martin Carlson September 26, 2017Jessica ErnstCabot Oil & Gas settles fracking lawsuit with Pennsylvania families by David DeKok, September 26, 2017, Reuters Cabot Oil & Gas Co. has settled a lawsuit filed by two families in Dimock, Pennsylvania, who alleged their homes’ drinking water became contaminated with methane not long after the company began drilling for natural gas in 2007. The Ely ...
  • As expected, Alberta Oil & Gas Industry Corruption & Synergy Enacts its Evil into Quebec: Couillard Govt quietly releases 4 bills, Enables drilling & fracking in water ways and lakes, within 150 m of homes, 60 m of parks September 22, 2017Jessica ErnstDid the oil and gas industry (CAPP et al) write or influence these bills, as it does in Alberta and BC? Les plans d’eau du Québec ouverts aux pétrolières by Alexandre Shields, September 21, 2017, Le Devoir Le gouvernement Couillard a décidé d’ouvrir les lacs et les rivières du Québec aux projets d’exploration et d’exploitation de pétrole et ...
  • Whimps Extraordinaire! Ex-Encana VP (Gerard Protti) led AER taps Encana with $7,500 administrative penalty for major sour gas blowout at Fox Creek Alberta, Nothing for injecting 18 million litres of frac fluid into Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers. September 22, 2017Jessica ErnstWhy did no media report on this puny penalty? Snap from AER Compliance Dashboard September 19, 2017 Encana pays $7500 for it: Administrative Penalty Director’s Decision by Alberta Energy Regulator Named Party: Encana Corporation BA Code: 0026 File No. 2015 – 022 Legislative Authority Sections 59.3 of the Public Lands Act Section 70(a) of the Responsible Energy Development Act Counts PUBLIC LANDS ACT COUNT 1 ...
  • Oklahoma Kingfisher County: At Least 450 Vertical Oil Wells Damaged By Horizontal Fracking. “Hundreds if not thousands of wells are being destroyed by horizontal frac jobs.” How many oil & gas & drinking water wells damaged by fracking (vertical and horizontal) in Alberta? September 25, 2017Jessica ErnstHundreds Of Vertical Oil Wells Damaged By Horizontal Fracking by Tsvetana Paraskova, Sep 21, 2017, Oilprice At least 450 conventional vertical wells in Oklahoma’s Kingfisher County have been damaged by horizontal fracturing, the Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance (OEPA) said in a study, The Oklahoman reports. OEPA, a group of Oklahoma oil and gas companies concerned with protecting ...