Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand Against the World’s Most Powerful Industry 56 Min. by Jill Buck, November 6, 2015, Voice America
- 2025 Manifesto: Alberta’s separation from Canada
- Is AER making those who “leave” (e.g. Jim Ellis & Hanky Panky ICORE gang; CAPP creator/Chair, ex-Encana VP, first Chair Gerri Protti; recently let go Chair & Directors; three executives sent packing today, including Ex-Encana manager Mark Taylor; **non-health** professional Monique Dubé who published lies about frac-harmed citizens and violated their privacy rights in AER “health” assessment; etc.) sign gag orders with payouts to keep secret the dirty goings on at the “Brotherhood” and Orphan Well Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Club? Nicely enabled by Alberta gov’t pretending to “clean” house?
- Where did AER’s Executive VP Mark Taylor go? He was Encana manager when the company illegally frac’d Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers, then lied about it to 200 concerned community members, promising Encana would only frac far below fresh water zones (same lie touted by frac’ers everywhere), after area water wells had already gone bad, and were being investigated by – of course – the criminal, with regulator and govt blessings.
- England: National Audit Office releases report on shale gas, estimates £32.7m (~ €38m; $55.5m) spent by public bodies since 2011 with frac’ing going nowhere but quaking & shaking; damaging wellbores & hundreds of homes; leaving landowners “liable for decommissioning costs of shale gas wells should an operator be unable to fund them” with the regulator unable to “explain what would happen should a landowner be unable to meet decommissioning costs.”
- In Texas, energy companies cut nearly 6,000 jobs over past four months. In western Canada, Husky cutting hundreds of jobs, most cuts in Calgary. Kenney’s $4.5 billion in corporate tax cuts obviously not enough to feed the greed.
- Trump administration sued for failing to release Gulf of Mexico frac records. Administration quietly issued more than 1,700 waivers of offshore drilling safety rules adopted after deadly 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
- Lawsuits in USA testing “attribution science.” Researchers can link weather events to emissions and companies responsible. “This body of literature…tells us that dangerous climate change is upon us, and people are suffering and dying…and it’s going to get worse.” For any potential uncertainty about climate attribution, there’s at least one truth that should override the rest: Fossil fuel companies “were aware decades ago what trouble climate change would be.”
- Holy Frac-a-Leaky-Moly! New study in BC, Canada. Atmospheric pressure can dramatically affect how much industry’s leaking natural gas might escape from subsurface into the atmosphere. “Decreases in barometric-pressure led to surface gas breakthroughs (>20-fold increase in <24 hours), even in the presence of low-permeability surficial soils."