Global Frac News

  • 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   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 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? Now 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.” Whole 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 Illinois 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? Oil 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 To 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 Okla. 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 Revealed: 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? 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 Gas 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 Cabot 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 Did 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. Why 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? Hundreds 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 ...
  • Republic of Ireland, Love Leitrim to Celebrate their Frack Ban on Global Frackdown Day, Sat October 14, Rainbow Ballroom of Romance, Glenfarne Big fracking ban hooley in Leitrim by Leitrim Observer, 21 Sept 2017 Celebrations to mark the passing into law by the Houses of the Oireachtas of the Republic of Ireland’s legal prohibition on fracking . Love Leitrim is organising a big celebration hooley in the Rainbow Ballroom, Glenfarne on Saturday night, October 14 to mark the passing into ...
  • Are oil and gas companies such pathetic cowards they need to silence medical doctors reporting health harms from industry’s toxic pollution? “He was about to [release] his results…and then they fire him.” Porter Ranch gas leak health study hits roadblock after doctor is forced out by Brenda Gazzar, September 7, 2017, Los Angeles Daily News A physician who has been tracking patients potentially affected by the massive Porter Ranch gas leak has been let go from an urgent care clinic he led for eight years, which could disrupt his clinical ...
  • They didn’t call it fracking when a young man died They didn’t call it fracking when a young man died by Virginia A. Gebhart, September 7, 2017, Daily Camera Re: “Correct terminology matters” (Daily Camera Open Forum, Sept. 4): They didn’t call it fracking back in November 1992, when a drilling rig exploded about a half-mile from my back door where I lived on Flagg Drive, just ...
  • Fascist Canada: Tiny Quebec village faces $1.5M lawsuit by “terrorist” oil company Gastem for trying to protect its water, Ristigouche Sud-Est, Gaspé region, sued for passing bylaw protecting water sources from drilling To write letters of support to the community (and the many other communities and municipalities in Quebec that have written similar by laws to protect their drinking water, for example, Richelieu’s by law prohibits any drilling within 2 km of its drinking water source) and/or send a donation (this case affects us all): Mailing address to ...
  • PA DEP copying Alberta’s AER! Pennsyvlania regulator settles $9 Million (US) environmental violations fine against Range Resources for $0. No fine for Range Resources in major drilling case, DEP quietly settles by Susan Phillips, August 30, 3017, State Impact  After announcing an $8.9 million dollar fine against the driller two years ago, DEP quietly settled the case with no financial penalty. More than two years after the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued a record-breaking $8.9 million ...
  • Brilliant! Confounds the Science – (Parody of) Sound of Silence by Parody Project, Aug 16, 2017 http://parodyproject.com/subscribe – (visit the website to subscribe) Confounds the Science Video – Art Garfunkel played by Don Caron; Paul Simon played by Linda Gower. LYRICS to CONFOUNDS THE SCIENCE (Written by Don Caron) Hello darkness my old friend. It’s time for him to tweet again, but first he’ll have to check in with fox news ‘cause that’s ...
  • Trump Tower Drinking Water Contaminated! New Study reports plastic (made from natural gas) is contaminating tap water in countries around the world, 83% of samples found to be polluted. Is natural gas clean and safe? Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals, Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted by Damian Carrington, September 6, 2017, The Guardian We are living on a plastic planet. What does it mean for our health? Microplastic contamination has ...
  • RocketFrac Services: Getting ready for takeoff: Calgary start-up testing rocket fuel fracking technology Getting ready for takeoff: Calgary start-up testing rocket fuel fracking technology by Joseph Caouette, Sept. 5, 2017, JWN Energy Over a year ago, someone approached Annelise Freeman with a seemingly radical notion. What did she think about using rocket fuel to frack wells? With more than 25 years experience as a geologist working in the oil and gas ...
  • Cheapskate Aquifer-Fracker Encana, sitting on $Billions, kills $50,000.00 annual “corporate partnership” funding to Rosebud Theatre, blames economy. Greed & nastiness more likely reasons. Yet another Encana lie? In public community meetings, Encana promises that it “shares” its profits with communities disrupted to get those profits. Rosebud’s aquifers were illegally fractured by Encana 13 years ago. They remain explosively contaminated. No repair or clean-up in sight. Summer 2017 and on the Labour Day weekend, Encana’s compressors near the hamlet of Rosebud ...
  • Dimock Pennsylvania: In ‘Gasland’ community, Cabot Oil & Gas continues to refuse to fix the aquifer the company contaminated with dangerous levels of methane but buys out contaminated homes, demolishing them, while blaming nature. In ‘Gasland’ community, new tests revive old drilling debate by The Associated Press, September 2, 2017, National Post The well water at Ken Morcom and Kim Grosso’s house is laced with so much explosive methane that a Pennsylvania environmental regulator who went there to collect samples this summer decided it would be safer to coast her SUV down the ...
  • Saskatchewan Geological Survey Geologist to Ernst in 2006: Methane detectors will not protect you; If they warn of industry’s natural gas leaking into your home or venting from water taps, it’s usually too late to get out safely. Weld County Colorado offering explosive gas detectors to residents for free Weld County offering explosive gas detectors to residents for free byDrew Englebart, August 24, 2017, KDVR VIDEO AT LINK We’re not home all the time, so it is a concern that something could happen when we’re not here. WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Weld County is handing out explosive gas detectors to residents for free. A deadly home explosion in ...
  • A Room Full of Liars & Fascism in Action in Canada: Ever get frac’d? Listen to Steve Harper? Rebel Media? Read Supreme Court of Canada rulings? Minister Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale affirms “The Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s (RCMP) use of the major crime technique.” Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them. – JEAN-PAUL SARTRE The courts protect freedom of expression for all, even Nazis, but not for Ernst presenting AER with documented evidence of Encana breaking the law. Original definition of fascism in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, copyright ...
  • Legal Wonder of Wonders & Miracle of Miracles: Plaintiffs Suing Oil, Gas Companies Gained Access To Critical Evidence Plaintiffs Suing Oil, Gas Companies Gained Access To Critical Evidence by Alex Cameron, Aug 15, 2017, News9 NORMAN, Oklahoma – Plaintiffs suing local oil and gas companies for damages caused by the 2011 Prague earthquake gained access on Tuesday to what could prove to be critical — and possibly incriminating — evidence. District Judge Lori Walkley ruled on ...
  • Really? Massive Porter Ranch California gas leak unlikely to be repeated in Ontario, ministry says Methane emissions from the 2015 Aliso Canyon blowout in Los Angeles, CA by S. Conley, G. Franco, I. Faloona, D. R. Blake, J. Peischl, and T. B. Ryerson, February 25, 2016, Science DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf2348 Abstract Single-point failures of the natural gas infrastructure can hamper deliberate methane emission control strategies designed to mitigate climate change. The 23 October 2015 blowout of ...
  • Letter to Alberta Views Editor by Rena Woss on Kevin van Tighem’s Column: Ernst vs AER at Supreme Court of Canada Letter to the Editor by Rena Woss, September 2017, Alberta Views [Why so many published lies about Ernst and her valid Charter claim against AER? 2017 05 15: Corrections to Kevin Van Tighem’s “Betrayed – The Jessica Ernst Decision” 2017 01 25: Jessica Ernst Open Letter to Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin Regarding False and Seriously Damaging Statements (lies) ...
  • Legal matters: Fracking the golf course. Ask Indian Hills Golf Course, Lambton Shores, Ontario: Did nature, waste injection, gas storage or fracking causing massive natural gas geysers and erupting greens in 2015? Two municipalities declared state of emergency, Golf Course had to shut down, pay to investigate and clean up Legal matters: Fracking on the golf course by Jenny Yu, Aug ust 15, 2017, The Golf Business Co Uk This guidance from the National Golf Clubs’ Advisory Association looks at the financial and legal ramifications of allowing a fracking company to mine for energy on land the golf club owns.  … Why is it controversial? Critics argue that drilling ...
  • New Report: World governments make citizens pay billions to destroy their own health World governments make citizens pay billions to destroy their own health by Health and Environment Alliance, July 27, 2017 ● New HEAL report shows how fossil fuel subsidies support an industry that causes premature deaths, ill-health and huge health costs worldwide, in stark contrast to Paris Agreement ● Health costs associated with fossil fuels are over six ...
  • Alberta issues 40 water shortage advisories while continuing to let frackers inject hundreds of millions of gallons fresh water losing much of it from hydrogeological cycle forever. Worse, Notley Govt is subsidizing frac industry’s water abuses while making frac contaminated families live without safe water This post is dedicated to the Ali sisters. 1981: Bestiaire 24e by Quebec painter Alfred Pellan 2009 Report by Canada’s National energy regulator (NEB) in 2009, ignored by main media: However, as a technology driven play, the rate of development of shale gas may become limited by the availability of required resources, such as fresh water…. … Drilling and ...
  • Another Quebec Gov’t Fail: Protects Anticosti from Frack harms, But not already methane contaminated Gaspé *and* Gives $8.4 Million taxpayer money to Junex Inc, private junior oil company under guise of “investment” QUEBEC INJECTED $ 8.4 MILLION IN AN OIL EXPLORATION PROJECT IN THE GASPÉ by magictr, August 4, 2017, Sherbrook Times QUEBEC – Ressources Québec, a subsidiary of Investissement Québec, will invest $ 8.4 million in the project of oil and gas exploration of Galt, in the Gaspé region, has announced the company Junex, on Friday. Ressources Québec will ...
  • Fracking by Karve Energy Inc. at Consort Alberta killed Charles Oba, Calgary father of two; Family demands answers. Police not releasing name of the victim. Will Karve Energy blame Charles? Condolences from Jessica to Charles Oba’s loved ones “Jessica’s Farm” Water colour of Jessica’s fracked home (and the old Rosebud River meandering through her land) by Erin Shilliday, 2006 Family of Calgary man killed in fracking accident demands answers bv Bryan Passifiume with files from Reid Southwick, August 4, 2017 | Last Updated: August 4, 2017 3:32 PM MDT, ...
  • Birds more important than workers & fracked families: What game is AER playing at this time? Trying to impress the SCC that AER is not a worker & wildlife killing, pollution enabler? Because ruling in AER’s Leave to Appeal Redwater awaits? Syncrude charged in deaths of 31 great blue herons at tarsands mine; *If* convicted, faces maximum penalty of $500,000 Why more press on wildlife killing by the oil and gas industry, greedily set up and enabled by the law violating AER, than worker killing, family poisoning, water contamination and farm polluting? 2017 08 04: Fracking by Karve Energy Inc. at Consort Alberta killed Charles Oba, Calgary father of two; Family demands answers. Police not releasing name ...
  • July 30, 2017 Canadian Independent Media: Canada’s Infrastructure bank; Community Gardens in Germany; Cafe made from used pallets wins award; Pesticide potpourri served for dinner – The Poison Papers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulQ2etNvULY&feature=youtu.be Published on Aug 1, 2017 Three topics covered in this segment: Canada’s new Infrastructure bank – what is it, and why should we be worried? The Green Revolution will be here sooner than you think. Pesticide potpourri served for dinner – The Poison Papers. (https://www.poisonpapers.org/the-pois…) music courtesy bensound.com
  • “Justice” Alberta Style: Suncor ignored safety problems before operator plunged to death in tailings pond, Fined a measly $300,000 for causing death of Jerry Cooper, who worked 13 years for the company Suncor ignored safety problems before operator plunged to death in tailings pond: court documents, ‘That fine doesn’t fit the crime,’ says Alberta labour leader in response to company’s $300K fine by David Thurton, CBC News, Jul 07, 2017 Former St. John’s resident found dead in oilsands site 4 workplace deaths at Suncor site in 2014 upsets union  Suncor Energy ...
  • Bravo! Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board declines Shoal Point Energy application to frac (under the guise of not fracking) Shoal Point, Port au Port Peninsula C-NLOPB turns down Shoal Point Energy well application by Frank Gale, August 1, 2017, The Western Star Former drilling at Shoal Point on the Port au Port Peninsula. No worries says the regulator, it’s a natural “spring!” The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board has declined an application by Shoal Point Energy to carry out drilling at Shoal Point on ...
  • Court bars Aliso Canyon SoCalGas storage facility from reopening after massive blow out forced thousands from their homes and the “regulator” authorized reopening. When will Canada develop courts courageous enough to justly, fairly and honestly stand up to the oil & gas industry? Court bars natural gas plant from reopening by Brian Melley, Associated Press, July 29, 2017, sfgate.com LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court judge temporarily blocked a Los Angeles natural gas storage facility from reopening a year and a half after a major blowout spewed methane that drove thousands of families from their homes. The order late in ...
  • Quebec government puts end to oil & gas exploration on Anticosti Island Quebec government puts end to oil and gas exploration on Anticosti Island, The exploration work was aimed at determining the hydrocarbon potential, in terms of quality and volume, on the eastern Quebec island by The Canadian Press, July 28, 2017, Financial Post QUEBEC — The Quebec government announced Friday there won’t be any further oil and gas exploration ...
  • Wow! Must Read! The Poison Papers: Documenting the Hidden History of Chemical and Pesticide Hazards in the United States, Makes public 100,000 pages of chemical industry secrets and regulator collusion. “We didn’t think of ourselves as environmentalists, that wasn’t even a word back then,” Van Strum said. “We just didn’t want to be poisoned.” The Poison Papers – Documenting the history of pesticide hazards in the United States The Poison Papers are a diverse set of internal memos, court depositions, and other documents detailing pesticide and chemical safety concerns of companies, government regulators, and their employees. The Papers The “Poison Papers” represent a vast trove of rediscovered chemical industry and regulatory agency ...
  • Diana Daunheimer on Supreme Court of Canada rulings on National Energy Board approvals: Clyde River & Line 9: “It’s a wash for our soiled SCC” Comment by Diana Daunheimer The rulings released yesterday demonstrate what happens to our Supreme Court, when fossil fuel interests are yanking puppet strings in the hallowed halls of justice. The SCC ruled the NEB can consult for the Crown in both rulings, but clearly didn’t in one. A 50% failure rate, yet, our top justices are confident ...
  • Update on Journey Energy Inc.’s Crude Oil Spill into Creek Near Winfield that Went Undetected for 3 Weeks, “Dozens of animals were later found dead” Small pipeline spill went undetected for three weeks by Reid Southwick, July 13, 2017, Calgary Herald A small pipeline spill that sent crude oil into a creek and beaver ponds southwest of Edmonton, where dozens of animals were later found dead, went undetected for nearly three weeks. [The usual “Best in Class” practice by oil and gas in ...
  • Alberta Pipelines: Here a spill, there a spill, everywhere a spill spill; Energy Minister McQuaig-Boyd says pipeline network safe & fine What Are We Do With The Many Many Soils Of Salty Produced Water! Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:47:28 -0600 From: Stewart Shields email hidden; JavaScript is required To: Ministre / Minister (EC) email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, Office of the Premier email hidden; JavaScript is required CC: brian mason email hidden; JavaScript is required, Doreen Mueller email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, ENV Minister email hidden; JavaScript is required, Lacombe Ponoka email hidden; JavaScript is required>, email hidden; JavaScript is required, letters email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, Tom email hidden; JavaScript is required, whitecourt email hidden; JavaScript is required Certainly there ...
  • AER & Oil and Gas Industry Gas Migration Negligence? Medicine Hat Explosion Kills One, Destroys One Home, Extensively Damages Two Others When will the AER show diligence and respect to public health and safety, and release their unreleased urban industry gas migration problem (including under the new Calgary Airport Terminal!) report that Andrew Nikiforuk reported on that no other media did? People living in homes and working in buildings/enclosed spaces in Alberta do not know if they ...
  • “Holy Hell! I totally disagree that the industry should be involved at all in determining the level of any cash fines!!!!” Environment groups wait for charges in year-old Husky oil spill in Saskatchewan. No charges were laid against Encana for breaking the law in Alberta and contaminating a community’s drinking water supply. It’s highly doubtful Big Oil Buddy Brad Wall will allow charges against Husky, no matter how bad the behaviour or pollution Subject: Environment groups wait for charges in year-old Husky oil spill in Saskatchewan Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:04:14 -0600 From: Stewart Shields <email hidden; JavaScript is required> To: Ministre / Minister (EC) email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, Office of the Premier email hidden; JavaScript is required CC: brian mason email hidden; JavaScript is required, Debbie carlson email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, goodale email hidden; JavaScript is required, innisfail email hidden; JavaScript is required, Lacombe Ponoka email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, Liberal Canada email hidden; JavaScript is required, Ministerial Unit email hidden; JavaScript is required, ...
  • Geoscience BC: Industry Money Thieving Scheme? Propaganda Puff Piece: Scientists focus on hydraulic fracking fallout in B.C. Puff piece on Geoscience BC below. A few financial tidbits about Geoscience BC first: Geo”science” BC Geoscience BC is an independent, non-profit organization that generates earth science in collaboration with First Nations, local communities, governments, academia and the resource sector. Our independent earth science enables informed resource management decisions.  We ...
  • In Canada too? US EPA: “Salt water intrusion affecting the inland part of the United States is largely due to oil exploration.” Salt Water Intrusion in the United States by Bob D. Newport and Robert S. Kerr, 1977, US EPA ABSTRACT Salt water intrusion, from one or more sources outlined in this report, has resulted in degradation of subsurface fresh water aquifers in 43 states. Numerous case histories delineating current problems exist, providing adequate documentation of the seriousness of salt water intrusion. Waste ...
  • Arthur Berman: The Shale Gas Revolution Is A Media Myth. Big banks are catching on. Will investors too? It’s gas, not renewables, that is pushing up electricity prices, report finds by Peter Martin, July 14, 2017, The future of energy in Australia Coal has dominated the National Energy Market, but the closure of Hazelwood power station heralds a potential transition to renewables. From July 1, Sydney prices climbed 15 to 20 per cent, Adelaide prices 16 to ...
  • Cumulative impacts from too much toxic oilfield waste dumped in water bodies, “spread” on pastures, cropland and roads? Over 200 cattle found dead in SW Saskatchewan pasture; Tests found 24,000 mg/l sulphate & 33,400 mg/l dissolved solids in dugout water. Chief veterinary officer suggests lack of rain & evaporation to blame Read first:  2017 07 17: US EPA: “Salt water intrusion affecting the inland part of the United States is largely due to oil exploration.” Cattle found dead on Saskatchewan pasture drank toxic water, tests confirm by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press, July 13, 2017, The Globe and Mail Tests have concluded that about 200 cattle found dead ...
  • 4.2M earthquake rattles Oklahoma state-wide, Felt also in western Arkansas & Wichita, Kansas, Numerous aftershocks. Mitigation obviously not working. Waste disposal in the Area of Interest had previously been sharply reduced, with no new drilling or fracking 4.2 Magnitude Quake, Aftershocks Rattle Residents Across Oklahoma by Matthew Nuttle, July 14, 2017, News9 LINCOLN COUNTY, Oklahoma – An earthquake centered in Lincoln County jolted residents across Oklahoma, Friday morning. The 4.2 magnitude temblor was struck at approximately 8:47 a.m., 3.3 miles east southeast of the town of Avery, Oklahoma, or about 54 miles east northeast ...
  • Alberta ‘sunshine’ list partly cloudy; It pays well to lie & deregulate: AER CEO Jim Ellis pay & benefits: $737,060 in 2016, $621,680.71 in 2015 Government ‘sunshine’ list is partly cloudy by Janet French, July 12, 2017, Edmonton Journal in Calgary Herald Alberta’s sunshine lists look straightforward — they outline the names of top earning employees, their role, their salary and the cost of any extra benefits they’ve earned. Although more transparency about top-paid public servants and the CEOs of public agencies ...
  • Large-scale battery storage to transform Australia’s renewable energy future Large-scale battery storage to transform Australian renewable energy, The world’s largest lithium-ion battery to be installed in South Australia by the end of 2017 will transform and fast track reliable renewable energy in Australia by Dr Alex Wonhas, July 11, 2017, Mining Review This is true not only for renewable energy in Australia but on a ...
  • London Bridge is Falling Down, Falling Down, Falling Down. London Bridge is Falling Down, All Because of Fracking! A home at 2900 Balmoral, in the Fairfax Estates addition, had a chimney collapse from a 4.3 earthquake that hit Edmond at 5:39 am Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Photo By Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman 2017 06 21: Texas: New Study by TAMEST, State’s Top Scientists (mostly industry supporters, so findings especially damning): Drilling in Shale causes ...
  • Andrew Nikiforuk on Denman Island July 16, 2017: “In Conversation” Main Stage session with Des Kennedy Denman’s writers festival celebrates 15 years by Comox Valley Record, July 07, 2017 Local author and gardening expert Des Kennedy’s “In Conversation” Main Stage session this year will be with be Andrew Nikiforuk, a crusading investigative journalist whose most recent book, Slick Water details the damaging effects of “fracking” and the courageous attempts of an Albertan ...
  • New B.C. government unlikely to be anti-business or impede fracking according to oil and gas producers at forum in Calgary New B.C. government unlikely to be anti-business or impede fracking: oil and gas producers by Carter Haydu, July 10, 2-17, Daily Oil Bulletin In spite of any campaign rhetoric, British Columbia’s incoming NDP coalition government is unlikely to impede the practice of hydraulic fracturing in the northeastern part of the province and will not likely assume ...
  • New Study: Sulfide-producing bacteria dominate hydraulically fractured shale oil & gas wells. “An estimated 70% of waterflooded reservoirs world-wide have soured.” Industry and regulators have known for decades that the oil and gas industry sours sweet formations. What do our authorities do?  Deregulate & lie to enable it. Sulfide-producing bacteria dominate hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells Press Release by American Society for Microbiology, July 5, 2017, Washington, DC – July 5, 2017– Researchers have found that the ...
  • UK: “We fear a fracking disaster in our area” & “Pro-fracking lobby never let evidence get in the way of their advocacy for this environmentally destructive and reprehensible industry” LETTERS in Gazette Herald July 8, 2017 ‘We fear a fracking disaster in our area’ by Ian Conlan, Malton DO we have to wait for disaster before fracking is banned? “Fracking has insufficient regulations and poor monitoring,” says Mike Hill, chartered engineer on his shale gas office website. Our pro-fracking MP said two days after the Grenfell Tower fire ...
  • Alberta Energy Regulator ramping up the propaganda, ready to expand global impact 1 Comment to AER’s propaganda: Diana Daunheimer The AER announced the MOU with ICORE June 1, only Yedlin attempted to take this old, pile of dung announcement and make it news. The proposition that the AER operates within any parameters of regulatory excellence is a vacant and misleading talking point, robotically drooled out by stakeholder relations. The AER ...
  • AER trying to pretend it’s a regulator? Trying to deflect from Nikiforuk’s reporting on life-threatening leaking energy wells in Calgary, Medicine Hat, Calmar, Edmonton, more? 2017 06 28 MUST READ (not reported in any main stream media in Canada): Energy Industry Legacy: Hundreds of Abandoned Wells Leaking Methane in Alberta Communities, Tyee obtains unreleased report that shows leaks pose threats to health, explosion risk by Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee Alberta Energy Regulator lays charges against Nexen Energy for 2015 pipeline spill by Ian Bickis, The Canadian ...
  • Republic of Ireland: President Michael Higgins signs bill making fracking illegal! President has signed onshore Fracking ban into law by Leonie McKiernan, July 6, 2017, Leitrim Observer In a short statement issued to www.leitrimobserver.ie this afternoon the President’s press office noted: “Having considered the Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016, the President has signed the Bill and it has accordingly become law.Tar éis dó ...
  • Cochrane Eagle Frack Poll & ACORRDS (Albertans Concerned Over Responsible Resource Development Society) looking for public awareness on frack impacts to human & animal health Snap of stats taken July 5, 2017: Cochrane Eagle Frack Poll: Results as of July 1, 2017, just past midnight ACORRDS (Albertans Concerned Over Responsible Resource Development Society) looking for public awareness by Lindsay Seewalt, Jun 29, 2017, Cochrane Eagle A small army of rural Cochranites say they are tired of being ignored and having their voices overshadowed by the ...
  • Happy Canada Day! Two more crude oil spills in Alberta from one Journey Energy pipeline. Second spill polluted a waterbody; Pollution cover-up enabler AER investigating Crude oil spills in central Alberta linked to Calgary-based Journey Energy by Bryan Passifiume , June 30, 2017, Calgary Herald Cleanup efforts are underway after two separate pipeline leaks in central Alberta. The Alberta Energy Regulator said it learned Wednesday of crude oil emulsion leaking from a pipeline owned by Calgary-based Journey Energy just south of Winfield, a ...
  • Oklahoma: ‘Frack hits’ on the rise; Frackers Collide With Traditional Oil & Gas Drillers; Hundreds of damaging cases of “involuntary stimulation” Frackers Collide With Traditional Oil Drillers, ‘Frack hits’ are threatening the peaceful coexistence of new and old wells by Erin Ailworth, June 20, 2017, Wall Street Journal Supersized new oil wells are sometimes running into existing wells, a little-noticed consequence of the shale boom that has started to trigger complaints and lawsuits. The emerging problem is known as a ...
  • Compare Republic of Ireland’s Frac Ban with Germany’s Non Ban Frack Ban: Germany redefines fracking; “Conventional” fracking allowed! Excellent Wordsmithery Trickery PACKAGE OF REGULATIONS COMES INTO FORCE, No fracking in Germany by The Federal Government of Germany, February 13, 2017 Commercial fracking of shale gas will not be permitted in Germany. Four exploratory boreholes for scientific purposes are to be permitted, to make it possible to assess the consequences for the natural environment. The new legal provisions ...
  • Gaspé, Québec: Plusieurs puits abandonnées fuient encore; Several abandoned energy wells still leaking; Natural Resources Ministry handing out permits for more drilling instead of fixing the life threatening problems Plusieurs puits abandonnées fuient encore by Stéphanie Collin, le 16 juin 2017 à 15 h 22, chau.teleinterrives.com Translation by Amie du Richelieu, June 29, 2017: Members of the groups Tache d`huile and Environnement Vert Plus denounce the inability of the Natural Resources Ministry to solve the problems of the abandoned wells that are still leaking. They also denounce the fact that the ...
  • Bravo Brava Courage, Compassion, Community! Republic of Ireland Frack Ban Completes Final Stage: Seanad passes fracking ban! Campaigners celebrate as Seanad passes fracking ban by Leitrim Observer Reporter, 28 Jun 2017, Love Leitrim has welcomed the passing of the legislative ban on fracking as it completed the final stage in the Seanad today, Wednesday June 28 and will now be sent to the President to be signed into law. Love Leitrim’s spokesperson Eddie Mitchell acknowledged ...
  • Why commit to spend a billion to take on $billions in US Oilfield liabilities? Destroy the retirement of hardworking Canadians, burden us with US oilfield’s toxic legacy? Canada Pension Plan arm commits up to $1 billion to buy oil assets in U.S. Canada Pension Plan arm commits up to $1 billion to buy oil assets in U.S. Published on: June 28, 2017 | Last Updated: June 28, 2017 9:08 AM MDT The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says it will commit up to $1 billion to a partnership with a Texas company which will buy oil and gas producing ...
  • “Flawed science or scientific fraud?” (Sounds like Alberta) USEPA significantly underestimated oil & gas sector methane emissions? Inspector General has opened an investigation. “This is a big deal. (A 2 % methane leakage rate = 200 coal plants of GHGs)” EPA’s Methane Estimates for Oil and Gas Sector Under Investigation, An environmental group argues the agency significantly underestimates methane emissions from the oil and gas industries. The inspector general is now investigating by Phil McKenna, June 22, 2017, InsideClimateNews The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General will investigate how the agency estimates methane emissions from the oil ...
  • France to ban all new oil and gas exploration in renewable energy drive, ‘Ecological transition’ minister says law will be passed later this year Macron meets Schwarzenegger and vows to stop oil and gas licences, In a dig at Trump’s climate change inaction, French president welcomes the green campaigner and says there will be ‘no new exploration licences’ by James Murray for BusinessGreen, 26 June 2017, The Guardian The new French government has sought to further burnish its green credentials with the announcement ...
  • Dutch Quakes Rattle NAM (Exxon, Shell partnership); Judges in Assen rule that NAM is liable for Groningen earthquake victims’ stress; NAM’s Gas Greed and global warming could wipe out Wadden Sea heritage site Gas company NAM is liable for Groningen earthquake victims’ stress DutchNewsNL, March 1, 2017 Gas company NAM is responsible for the ‘immaterial’ damage suffered by people living in the Groningen earthquake zone as well as the actual damage to their homes, judges in Assen said on Wednesday. The case was brought by ...
  • CAPP Induced Planned Deflection & Dismissal of Frack Quake Risks & Harms? U of A Study: Human-induced seismicity (leaves out the tens of thousands of small frack quakes) and large-scale (why leave out the medium & small-scale production that’s fracked?) hydrocarbon production in PA, WV, OK, ND, TX, USA and SK, AB, BC, Canada June 27, 2017 (day after the silly paper was reported on in main media) Natural Resources Canada: 3.6M earthquake at Fox Creek, Encana and Haliburton fracking in the area (Nothing about this one on AER /AGS yet; they record 6 earthquakes, all under 2.1 mag, for the month of June, 2017): *** An important reported 2017 tidbit about ...
  • CBC News: Alberta is a Fracking Black Hole for Information! Since 2006, Ernst has been trying to get disclosure of the chemicals Encana injected into her community’s drinking water aquifers and elsewhere, with zero success, not even for her lawsuit, Alberta Rules of Court do not allow trade secrets but no authority is compelling Encana to disclose the information CBC article below June 8, 2006 interrogation and attempted intimidation of Ernst by ERCB (now AER) lawyer & bully Rick McKee, Ernst presented these questions: None of Ernst’s questions have yet been answered, not even by Dr. John Cherry and his Council of Canadian Academies’ Fraudulent Frac Panel in 2014. 2012 04 16: Biggest Ernst Legal Victory so far ...
  • More Propaganda CAPP style? AER, Charter Violating, No Duty of Care, Legally Immune, Abuser of Power, Pollution & Law Violator Enabler, “warns” industry it “could” go after directors, executives to clean up the current $300 Billion in oilfield liabilities. Really? With Ex-Encana Exec/Ex-Cenovus Exec/Ex-CAPP Exec Gerard Protti as AER Chair? Alberta looks at different ways of making sure companies clean up old wells The AER warns that it could go after directors and executives to ensure proper reclamation by Tracy Johnson, June 20, 2017, CBC News Related Stories Landowners left in the lurch by Alberta’s legacy of abandoned oil and gas wells Glimmers of hope in Canada’s oilpatch as investors ...
  • Calgary Executive Million Dollar Bonuses Increased 40.6% in 2016, Comparatively Nothing Paid to Clean Up Liabilities/Abandoned Wells/Facilities CEO bonuses in Calgary rebound along with oil prices by Amanda Stephenson, June 15, 2017, Calgary Herald For executives of Calgary’s largest publicly traded companies, 2016 marked not only the beginning of the oil price recovery but also a return to the days of healthy CEO bonuses. While many occupiers of the city’s C-suites saw their bonuses slashed ...
  • Texas: New Study by TAMEST, State’s Top Scientists (mostly industry supporters, so findings especially damning): Drilling in Shale causes pollution, earthquakes, billions in road damages annually, billions in trucking industry damages annually, 75% increase in rural crashes involving commercial vehicles. Health & Climate Change Impacts Not Assessed. Why Not? Too terrible? Where is Alberta’s Task Force and Report? Why did the Texas Task Force not assess Health & Climate Change Impacts? Too terrible for them to handle? Compare to Canada: 2014 10 01: Why was (still is!) a 2012 Health Canada Report, admitting significant health hazards and risks to groundwater and air from hydraulic fracturing, kept from the public? *** READ THE ...
  • Calgary wants control over contaminated sites (1,766 known in the city!): “Oftentimes the authority is not aligned with the ability.” AER & industry set taxpayers up to be hung with $300 Billion in oilfield liabilities. Enabled by the courts? Alberta Cancer Cases Expected to Sky Rocket – How much caused by oilfield pollution? 18,600 new cancer cases expected in Alberta in 2017! 2017 02 17: BNN interviews Alberta Oil Patch Consultant Brent Nimeck: “This problem is 30 years in the making. … I would call it a Ponzi Scheme…. This is an orchestrated fraud from multiple angles: Industry, CAPP and the Alberta Energy Regulator have enabled this to happen. … Through our independent analysis and we’ve confirmed ...
  • Texas Supreme Court rules against multibillion dollar tax refund to oil & gas drillers Texas Supreme Court rules against multibillion dollar tax refund to oil and gas drillers by Jeffrey Weiss, June 17, 2016, Dallas News Texans could have been faced with billions of dollars in new taxes or lost services, had the Texas Supreme Court ruled differently Friday. The case turned on whether oil and gas companies can claim state sales tax ...
  • What’s a Frack Ban For? For Country, Security, Public Health, Safe Food & Drinking Water! For Communities, Farm & Family and Democracy! What Does Fracking Bring? Lots of Permanent Harms, Eradication of Long Term Jobs, “Widespread industrialisation, permanent environmental degradation, and severe damage to public health.” Fracking: ‘We argued and protested. We met at marts and concerts. We persisted and we succeeded’ by Scott Coombs, Member Love Leitrim, June 17, 2017, The Journal A BAN ON fracking on the Irish onshore cleared its last major hurdle on Wednesday May 31, when the Dáil passed a Bill to amend the Petroleum and Other Minerals ...
  • Unknown ‘oil’ substance spills (or dumped?) into Bow River and Western Irrigation Canal Unknown ‘oil’ substance spills into Bow River and Western Irrigation Canal by Calgary Herald, June 16, 2017 Calgary firefighters worked to contain a mystery spill near Harvie Passage on Friday. Crews responded to reports of an unknown substance in the Bow River and the Western Irrigation Canal and worked with Alberta Environment and the city’s water services department ...
  • Authority Bias Protecting Big Oil & Gas? CN Rail fined $2.5 million for spilling 90 litres diesel into North Saskatchewan River; Will Husky be charged & fined for spilling 225,000 litres bitumen into it? Encana not charged, fined nothing for intentionally injecting 18 Million litres frac fluid and more of other fluids into a community’s drinking water aquifers while continuing to refuse to disclose the toxic chemicals in the mix Subject: Fw: CN Rail fined $2.5 million for spilling 90 litres diesel into North Saskatchewan River; What will Husky be fined for spilling 225,000 litres oil into it? Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:35:32 -0600 From: Stewart Shields To: Ministre / Minister (EC) email hidden; JavaScript is required, Office of the Premier 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, email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required ...
  • Family’s lawsuit against aquifer fracker Encana gets boost from federal judge, Lockers have right to introduce evidence backing up claim of bias due to Encana’s funding of State’s investigation Family’s fracking lawsuit just got a boost from a federal judge by Heather Richards, Jun 15, 2017, Casper Star-Tribune A Wyoming family won the right to call one of Gov. Matt Mead’s advisers to provide evidence in its case alleging that a gas company polluted groundwater and then lied about it. U.S. District Judge Alan Johnson’s decision Wednesday calls for ...
  • Characterization of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluids for wells located in the Marcellus Shale Play Characterization of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluids for wells located in the Marcellus Shale Play by Huan Chen and Kimberly E. Carter, 15 September 2017, Journal of Environmental Management Volume 200, Pages 312–324,  doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.05.069 •517 chemicals were used for fracturing fluids in the Marcellus Shale Play. •Some organic chemicals reported in the hydraulic fracturing fluids are toxic. •Many ...
  • Another Settle & Gag to Keep Details Under Alberta’s Toxic Rug? Prairie Mines & Royalty (previously Obed) Fined $4.5 Million For Spilling Toxic Waste, Contaminating Athabasca River; Encana Fined Nothing for Breaking the Law, Fracturing, Contaminating Rosebud’s Drinking Water Aquifers Guilty plea leads to $925,000 penalty for Obed Mountain Coal Mine spill Press Release by AER, June 9., 2017 Prairie Mines & Royalty ULC will be required to pay a total penalty of $925,000 as a result of a spill from a wastewater containment pond at the Obed Mountain Coal mine approximately 30 km east of ...
  • Irish Cattle & Sheep Association welcomes ban on fracking, “Fracking offers no tangible benefits to landowners or rural communities. It provides no upside for farmers but potentially a lot of downside….” Farming association welcomes ban on fracking by Ronan Dodd, 10 Jun 2017, Tipperary Star ICSA president Patrick Kent has welcomed news that the Bill banning fracking in Ireland has now passed through all stages of the Dáil. Commenting on the impending ban, Mr Kent said: “Fracking offers no tangible benefits to landowners or rural communities. It provides no ...
  • Water, not gas, is our main resource Water, not gas, is our main resource by Stephen Bowker, Victoria, June 11, 2017, Times Colonist Hey B.C., stop this myopic squabbling about electricity and natural gas and look what is happening in the world markets. Fracking not only caused a glut of natural gas in B.C., but around the world. Appalachian natural gas now supplies the ...
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  • California Farmer Blames Fracking Waste Water Injection For Water Quality Issues; Files Lawsuit Against Companies Involved While “Regulator” Enables the Pollution California Farmer Blames Fracking For Water Quality Issues by Sara Jerome, June 6, 2017, A farmer in California claims fracking wastewater injected into the ground is tainting the environment and harming his crops. Farmer Mike Hopkins is waging a legal battle over the issue. “The problem began about eight years ago when the leaves of his newly planted cherry ...
  • June 2017: BC & Toronto screenings for Neal Livingston’s new film “100 Short Stories” Nelson Wednesday June 7th @ 5:00 pm Civic Theatre, 719 Vernon Street Kamloops June 8th @ 7:00 pm Smorgasbord Deli, 225 7th Ave. Vancouver Friday June 9th @ 7:00 pm Vancouver Public Library Peter Kay / Alma VanDusen Room 350 West Georgia Street Powell River Sunday June 11th @ 10:30 am Patricia Theatre, 5848 Ash Ave Campbell River Monday June 12th @ 7pm North Island – Timberline Theatre 1685South Dogwood Street *** TORONTO June 17-24th Neal ...
  • New study on diesel pollution: “There is strong evidence that particulate matter (PM) emitted mainly from diesel road vehicles is associated with increased risk of heart attack, heart failure, and death.” Ever wonder why so many get sick when the oil & gas industry invades your home & community? Air pollution cost Canadians $36 Billion in 2015 alone! DIESEL POLLUTION LINKED TO HEART DAMAGE, PM2.5 associated with harmful changes to heart structure and function Higher education protective against the damage by European Society of Cardiology, 26 MAY 2017 Prague, Czech Republic – 26 May 2017: Diesel pollution is linked with heart damage, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2017 (1). “There is strong evidence that particulate ...
  • Ireland “Victory for the long term.” Frac bill passed in Dail! “The scientific evidence overwhelmingly shows that permitting fracking in Ireland and Northern Ireland would pose significant threats to the air, water and the health and safety of individuals and communities here.” Congratulations Ireland and all who worked so hard to protect their country, communities, families, water, air, food and lands! Courage Both the boar’s head and the knight’s helmet denote courage, fierceness and endurance in battle. 2017 01 16: Condolences from Ireland on Supreme Court of Canada Ernst vs AER ruling damaging our civil Canadian Charter Rights and protecting abuse ...
  • Republic of Ireland: Ban on Fracking imminent – probably! Ban on fracking imminent – probably! by Leitrim Observer Reporter, 27 May 2017 After six years of lobbying, presentations, demonstrating, petitions and publicity events, campaigners against fracking in Ireland last Wednesday had succeeded in getting a private members Bill put through to the final stage of process in the Dáil to get a Ban on Fracking on ...
  • Firestone Colorado: Much larger pocket of industry’s explosive gas discovered after 3,000 Anadarko wells shut down because of fatal home explosion caused by Anadarko’s leaking methane Watch news clip at link: New pocket of gas discovered in Firestone neighborhood by Kevin Vaughan, KUSA TV, May 25, 2017, News9 Click to watch news clip A new concern about underground gas in a neighborhood in Firestone. It’s the same neighborhood where a house exploded in April, killing Mark Martinez and Joey Irwin and seriously inuring Mark’s wife Erin. (Photo: ...
  • Supreme Court of Canada took a year & a day to rule on Ernst v. AER, a much less complicated case! Texas Supreme Court rules in two months that energy regulator doesn’t have exclusive jurisdiction over McAllen’s radioactive contamination win against Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. (previously Forest Oil), Refuses to wipe out $22.7 million (US) arbitration award while Supreme Court of Canada punts Ernst’s “valid Charter claim” against AER into outer space, orders Ernst to pay AER’s legal costs Ernst’s lawsuit was filed two years after McAllen’s. Ten years later, Ernst’s lawsuit is nowhere near discovery yet, never mind trial and appeals of a trial win. Ernst’s lawsuit rots in preliminaries, and will likely rot many more years in preliminaries as evidenced by the long times taken by the courts to release their rulings in ...
  • Corrections to Kevin Van Tighem’s “Betrayed – The Jessica Ernst Decision” published (without fact checking) by Alberta Views on the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling in Ernst vs AER Subject: Clarifications to Kevin Van Tighem’s “Betrayed, The Jessica Ernst Decision,” Alberta Views April 2017. Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2017 23:51:38 -0600 From: Jessica Ernst email hidden; JavaScript is required To: email hidden; JavaScript is required Dear Editor, Re: Clarifications to Kevin Van Tighem’s “Betrayed, The Jessica Ernst Decision,” Alberta Views April 2017. Thank you for ...
  • “To What Extent Does Abuse of Power Help Oil & Gas Development in Canada?” Frac Conference, Cochrane Ranchehouse by ACORRDS: IMPACTS OF FRACKING & RENEWABLE ENERGY ALTERNATIVES The Nikiforuk & Ernst presentations were recorded by Will Koop from Vancouver and will be uploaded to youtube soon. Complete slides of Andrew Nikiforuk’s talk (in PDF) Some slides included below: *** One attendee wrote this about Ernst’s presentation: I hadn’t fully appreciated just how great the challenges you face are. Your incredible presentation left me in awe. If every Canadian ...
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court won’t hear Loren Kiskadden’s drinking water contamination case even knowing Range Resources withheld vital tracer evidence. What good are courts and rules of court if courts ignore them? Pa. Supreme Court won’t hear Amwell drilling case by Gideon Bradshaw, May 4, 2017, Observer Reporter The state’s highest court won’t hear the appeal of an Amwell Township man who alleged state environmental regulators erred when they concluded activities at a fracking site near his property didn’t cause problems with his groundwater supply. The court rendered a decision ...
  • After communities say “NO!” to fracking, Shoal Point Energy claims it can produce oil from Newfoundland shales without fracking. Another corporate con to get licence with which to later frack? Let’s drill without fracking: Shoal Point Energy not giving up on western N.L., Some area residents say they don’t want any drilling for oil in the region by Colleen Connors, April 28, 2017, CBC News Shoal Point Energy is not giving up just yet on retrieving what it estimates to be half a billion barrels of oil ...
  • Peru’s courageous Supreme Court serves justice (compare to Canada’s cowardly fact-fabricating Supreme Court in Ernst vs AER). Huge legal victory for Landowner Máxima Acuña! Deals blow to US-based Newmont Mining Corp’s “long-stalled efforts to build a US$5 Billion gold mine” Victory for Peru’s Campesina Activist Maxima Acuña Against Mining Giant by telesur, 3 May 2017 Acuña’s fight has been an inspiring story as a victory for small Indigenous farmers against transnational corporate power. Peru’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of Maxima Acuña, a campesina and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize, acquitted of land misappropriation charges ...