Welcome Home to a “Natural Drilling Platform” by Jessica Ernst at the People’s Forum, September 22, 2013, Stephenville, Newfoundland
“What’s missing?” Jessica asked the audience.
“Water contamination!” yelled the audience.
2013, Jessica still living without safe water: trying to load the water tank. Hard and heavy work for one person.
Data in the above slides snapped directly from Encana’s data on file with the energy regulator (previously EUB, name changed to ERCB after the EUB was caught breaking the law and spying on innocent Albertans, name recently changed again to AER)
Art work below (in the last slide) by Reed Weir, 2013
400 people attend fracking forum in Stephenville by Frank Gale, September 23, 2013, Newfoundland News Now
Frac’ing forum signs
Alberta scientist Jessica Ernst warns Newfoundland of fracking risk by Canadian Press, September 23, 2013, Common Sense Canadian
September 21, 2013, Pot luck at Port au Port West Community Hall, Q and A
September 20, 2013, Discovery Centre
September 19, 2013 Art Gallery, Discovery Centre, Woody Point
September 19, 2013, Woody Point meet ‘n greet
September 20, 2013, Loving Trout River. A company reportedly is trying to buy out the entire community to turn it into a frac pad. Trout River is bordered by Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
September 20, 2013, tea after touring Trout River, Gros Morne National Park
September 19, 2013, touring Gros Morne National Park area planned frac locations
The People’s Forum Press Release by Port au Port / Bay St George Fracking Awareness Group, September 11, 2013
For Katherine Hoskins, co-chair of the organizing committee “we believe that Newfoundlanders will want to hear from someone who has first-hand experience with this controversial practice. We welcome everyone interested in hearing Jessica’s story and research to join us on September 22”.
Events: What do you know about Fracking? How will it affect your community? “People’s Forum on Fracking” NFLD by Culture Foundation Native Expressions, August 12 2013
The People’s Forum on Fracking Presents: Environmental Scientist Jessica Ernst
The Port au Port / Bay St. George Fracking Awareness Group invites you to attend a FREE lecture by internationally-recognized Environmental Scientist Jessica Ernst. … Her talk will address concerns about Black Spruce’s proposal to begin fracking in western Newfoundland. She will also speak about the hazards of fracking, including groundwater contamination. Ernst’s talk will be followed by a Q&A period.
Trout River residents demand answers about fracking by Paul Hutchings, May 02, 2013, The Western Star
William Lummis of Trout River said he has a bad feeling about the project. “I get people want jobs here, I understand the appeal but this is a small company doing risky drilling and it seems like they don’t have all the regulations in place to cover fracking,” he said. “Something is bound to go wrong and I have a feeling that Newfoundland will get stuck with it when something does go wrong.”