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Putin Salutin’ Satan in Victory Day Parade

20022 05 09: Morten Morland Times Cartoon The Kyiv Independent@KyivIndependen May 8, 2022: Canada to provide Ukraine with $1.5 billion per year, anti-tank equipment. President Volodymyr Zelensky said “Canada is second only to the United States in terms of aid,” … Continue reading

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Climate Courts: Let trials proceed without gov’ts if politicians care so little about rights of youth and fail to show up or are too ashamed about giving the rich and corporate polluters everything and nothing to our kids and their future.

In my experience of Canadian judges and lawyers, and the system’s expensive procedures intentionally created to keep ordinary citizens out, youth would do a much better job than any court in Canada could, or would ever try to. Canadian courts … Continue reading

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Compendium 8 on Harms of Frac’ing & Associated Infrastructure: “The only method of mitigating its grave threats to public health and the climate is a complete and comprehensive ban on fracking.” No evidence was found showing “fracking can be practiced in a manner that does not threaten human health directly or without imperiling climate stability upon which human health depends.”

Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking and Associated Gas and Oil Infrastructure by Physicians for Social Responsibility and Concerned Health Professionals of New York, April 28, 2022 Eighth Edition PSR is proud to … Continue reading

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Poisoned by lead, capitalism and greed

Excellent Canadian made documentary! The Man Who Accidentally Killed The Most People In History 24:56 Min. by Veritasium, April 22, 2022 One scientist caused two environmental disasters and the deaths of millions. A part of this video is sponsored by … Continue reading

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Why is The Guardian Publishing Putin Propaganda?

Subject: Why is The Guardian Publishing Putin Propaganda? Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 14:59:03 -0600 From: jessica ernst To: email hidden; JavaScript is required Dear Editor, Re: “Further arming Ukraine will only destroy it. The west must act to end … Continue reading

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Easter rips down statue of soviet marshal Georgy Zhukov, “the butcher,” after Russia’s Moskva sinks. Brute Putin next. Slava Ukraini!

Defence of Ukraine@DefenceUUkraine government organization April 16, 2022: For Ukrainian warriors a torn turret of a russian tank is not only a symbol of inevitable victory, but a piece of contemporary art too. We already have quite a collection! Photo … Continue reading

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Australia High Court “full bench of dinosaurs” unanimously rules Environment Minister owes no duty of care to protect youth from climate change when assessing fossil fuel projects (similar to Alberta courts ruling AER owes no duty of care to residents harmed by companies, not even when their drinking water supplies are illegally frac’d)

Ntina Tzouvala@ntinatzouval: courts won’t save us Of course not! In most cases, the legal industry (called a “justice” system to con the masses) does not serve the citizenry or a livable environment, it serves the rich, dirty (including “sex pest” … Continue reading

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Fox Creek, Alberta: TC Energy P/L leak, ignition and fire. Was it caused by cumulative frac quake/frac hit harms? Is the gas sour from industry souring formations with thousands of massive fracs of untreated contaminated surface water?

A few of the comments: Martin Yan: maybe all those earthquakes they get shifted something. Al Millar: Self regulated . Phony emission reports and more . TC energy , no surprise . Maybe the company can demand $ 1.3 Billion … Continue reading

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Colorado: After thousands harmed, Bill introduced for an Act on Oversight of *All* (not just some frac) Chemicals Used in Oil & Gas Production (to also disallow trade secrets). Will the oil & gas industry and the rich (judges included) allow this to pass?

Even after sacrificing 18 years and $400,000.00 of my life long savings (and more in kind donations from others concerned about frac’ing), and being betrayed by the courts and my backstabbing quitting lawyers, Murray Klippenstein and Cory Wanless (that did … Continue reading

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Russia’s Illegal War: Street Mural in Kyiv by Ukrainian artist Sasha Korban, “We will stand, we will win.”

Sasha Korban’s post and call for donations *** Euromaidan Press@EuromaidanPress: According to the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion🔹78% Russians support Putin, actions (13% don’t)🔹 74% Russians approve of his decision to attack Ukraine (17% don’t)🔹89% trust Russian … Continue reading

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Match made in Hell: Calgary-based killer Calfrac supports Putin’s illegal war, rape & pillage in Ukraine; Frac giants Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, Halliburton too. No wonder: invading, rape & pillage is what frac’ers do.

So, since the war began govt’s & corps have been trying to find a way to stop using Russian oil…which gives Putin $800 million/day to finance the war. And here is Calfrac helping them extract it. Wow. I felt like … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2022

Thank you for remembering and this beautiful card; I am humbled and honoured. It was a brutal 20-year journey filled with stunning betrayals by Encana/Ovintiv; AER; Alberta Environment; politicians provincially and federally; NGOs – notably Pembina Institute, Suzuki Fdn, Council … Continue reading

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COVID-19 takes another master. Mark Lanegan: “The tears from your eyes. Is this Heaven?”

2022 02 22: Mark Lanegan, Screaming Trees singer, dies at 57 … The American singer, born and raised in rural eastern Washington state, had survived a battle with Covid-19 that left him in and out of a coma for months-long … Continue reading

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Excellent clip on COVID-19 and immunity: Toronto Emergency Physician Dr. Kashif Pirzada, interviews Dr. Anthony Leonardi, T-cell Immunologist

The T-cells are not alright – an interview with Dr. Anthony Leonardi, T-cell researcher 91 Min by Dr. Kashif Pirzada, MD, recorded Jan 8, 2022, posted Feb 20, 2022 In the first installment of a series by Masks4Canada, we explore … Continue reading

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Little Orphan Wells on the Prairies *and* in BC *and* in Quebec *and* in the Maritimes *and* souring and blowing up towns in Ontario … And intentional and accidental fracs, spills and leaks (including fake pollution solution Carbon Capture & Storage) leaking gases and toxic chemicals into groundwater …

Look deeper by Ed Janicki, Letter to the Editor Globe and Mail, Feb 7, 2022 Re Little Orphan Oil Well On The Prairie (Editorial, Jan. 28): Cost estimates for remediation are likely to be much higher if we consider a … Continue reading

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Frac Science Compendium 8 to be released soon. Sandra Steingraber & Carmi Orenstein: “The more we learn about fracking…the worse it looks. Fracking is a villain, not a hero….” (R. Kennedy Jr., Sierra Club, other NGOs pimped frac’ing for polluters)

Preventing the Preventable Suffering by The Science and Environmental Health Network Table of Contents 1. Editor’s Note: On Preventing the Preventable Suffering 2. The Fracking Science Compendium: Eighth Edition 3. Toxicology: The Language of Hazardous and Broken Dreams … Editor’s … Continue reading

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A first: Harvard study links frac’ing air pollution to early deaths among nearby residents, both up and downwind of wells. The Guardian: “This would mean thousands of premature deaths linked to the oil and gas boom….”

For the First Time, a Harvard Study Links Air Pollution From Fracking to Early Deaths Among Nearby Residents, The researchers studied more than 15 million Medicare beneficiaries living in all major fracking regions and gathered data from more than 2.5 … Continue reading

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New study on leaking, toxic unnatural gas stoves; leak badly – most when not in use.

Gas Stoves in the US Emit Methane Equivalent to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Half a Million Cars, Cooking with gas is heating up the climate and filling some homes with hazardous nitrogen oxides in excess of EPA safety standards … Continue reading

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Thank you Meat Loaf, for helping me endure the horrors. And for singing the greatest love song of all time. Bat Out of Hell indeed.

And the last thing I see is my heart … still beating … still beating … breaking out of my body and flying away like a bat out of hell … Jim Steinman

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Italy’s Supreme Court: Rules neighbour’s noisy toilet is a human rights violation. Has Encana/Ovintiv (now Lynx) been violating my human rights and decimating my health for decades with their law violating noisy compressors? With AER fudging Encana’s data, enabling the law and human rights violations? Oh ya, I forgot: Canadians have no rights when harmed by oil & gas (except to pay $hundreds of thousands in legal/court costs, be strung along for years, lied to and betrayed by your lawyers, and defamed by the Supreme Court of Canada).

Italian couple win 19-year battle with neighbours over noisy loo by Elly Blake, Jan 18, 2022, Evening Standard Italy’s top court has enshrined the right to protection from loud lavatories after a 19-year battle between a tired couple and their … Continue reading

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Murder by COVID. UCP, Jason Kenney & Dr. Deena Hinshaw are cruel despicable lying anti-health, anti-Albertan monsters. Paul Hunter: “You don’t get herd immunity with coronaviruses”

Man’s penis ‘shrinks by 1.5 inches after catching Covid’ – and it’s irreversible ….to his dismay the victim found his penis had contracted considerably – a condition doctors told him is likely permanent due to vascular damage in his erectile … Continue reading

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Nine months after Teck President Don Lindsay publicly apologized for dumping fish-killing mine waste, committed to “not waver in our focus on addressing this challenge” after settling in court for record $60M fine to avoid full trial, Teck “researchers” blame winter for 90% cutthroat trout kill even though mine contaminants have only gone up since 2014.

Better tell the judge Mr. Lindsay, maybe your fine will get tripled. Which wouldn’t really matter because history shows Teck has a habit of ignoring orders by courts and governments, a habit which courts and governments ignore. Teck says ice, … Continue reading

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Billionaires in (and polluting) space.

Cartoon by Hugleikur Dagsson, nicknamed Hulli (Iceland) Why did billionaire Jeff Bezos buy the Washington Post? Refer also to: 2015: Fracking Is Significantly Dangerous, Elon Musk Says 2021: Down with soon-to-be frac’er Elon Musk! To think I used to admire … Continue reading

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Where are the sanctimonious pro-lifers with their incessant desire to control others? Why the silence from them about Alberta’s UCP (many proclaiming to be Christian) intentionally killing in one of the most vile and cruel ways possible?

I expect long after woodland caribou are wiped out, Alberta will continue poisoning wolves even though it was proven decades ago how vital key predators like wolves are to healthy ecosystems. Abusive gov’ts kill wolves in Canada for no reason … Continue reading

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Resource Guide and videos for all sessions now available: 9th Annual Shale & Public Health (Dec 10, 2021) Conference by Halt the Harm Network and Physicians for Social Responsibility: “Cradle to Grave: The Reverberating Health Hazards of Oil and Gas Industry.” Focus on workers’ exposure to PFAS chemicals, radioactivity, and effects on their families, communities and beyond.

Ninth Annual Shale & Public Health Conference We thank those of you who helped organize the conference program, who were our speakers, and who attended the ninth annual Shale & Public Health 2021 conference.  The ninth annual Shale & Public … Continue reading

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Chance Oil and Gas trying to squeeze $billions for free out of Yukoners? How the hell does a frac moratorium cancel permits to drill wells the company says it need not frac?

Yukon Court of Appeal strikes down more claims in oil company’s lawsuit on government’s fracking ban, The government said there were still parts of the lawsuit that stood no chance of success by CBC News with files from Jackie Hong, … Continue reading

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Frac Happy Nature Conservancy of Canada buys 106 acres along Belly River adjacent to Waterton Lakes National Park (to sell frac’ers water and let companies frac under the park to set precedent to frac in the park?). Paid for by taxpayers?

Nature Conservancy Acquires Grazing Land Near Waterton Park by Don McCracken, Dec 4, 2021, Okotoks Online The Nature Conservancy of Canada, along with the Federal Government, have announced acquisition of just over a hundred hectares of land on the edge … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania: CNX pleads to criminal charges for misreporting air pollution, AG’s investigation turned on reports by severely impacted family. When will Canadian AGs criminally charge Encana/Ovintiv et al for the endless toxic frac pollution, quake damages and contaminated aquifers severely harming families and farms?

Encana/Ovintiv’s illegal fracs, flares and sour fumes were reported to regulators often by families forced to breath, live and work with and bathe in the company’s toxic crimes in SK, AB, and BC. No wonder AEC/Encana/Cenovus/Ovintiv keeps changing names and … Continue reading

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Geological Survey of Canada, Ruhr-Universität Bochum & McGill University team report new type of fracquake: “hybrid-frequency waveform earthquakes (EHW).” They say their discovery *could* “minimize damage done by tremors caused by fracking.” Pfffft! Not on this pin cushioned planet. Frac’ers only escalate their damages (and greed and lies).

Comment by a resident in Manitoba: the pernicious mitigation myth again. I suppose these researchers must pretend everything can be mitigated just to keep their jobs.  New Type Of Earthquake ‘Triggered By Fracking’ Discovered by David Bressan, Dec 6, 2021, … Continue reading

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“Fractured Gas – Fractured State: A History.” March 2022 4-part course at Carnegie Mellon U’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute by Doug Shields (in 2010, introduced Community Rights Ordinance that banned frac’ing in Pittsburgh by 9-0 vote, first frac ban in the world)

Where: CMU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute When: March 9 – 30, 2022, Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Via Zoom. Class size limited to 35. Sign up to reserve your spot. Part 1 provides a review of how the 2005 federal Energy … Continue reading

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2021 U of Calgary study: Radon levels in new Canadian homes now 467% higher than in homes in Sweden; 2015 John Hopkins study links radon to frac’ing: “It looks like fracking has unearthed an unbargained for and serious cancer risk in peoples’ homes.”

The University of Calgary (largely controlled by oil and gas money) study does not mention the 2015 John Hopkins study, frac’ing, fracquakes, oil and gas drilling, waste injection, enhanced oil recovery, CCS, pipelines and related activities etc. Let’s just blame … Continue reading

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BC Gov’t ignored – for days – flooded district requesting emergency help to save key infrastructure. MLA Mike Farnworth lies about it to media, or plays dumb/is ignorant. *After* road, houses wash away, gov’t responds. If CAPP et al, notably Encana/Ovintiv, had asked for this help, I expect BC gov’t would have said yes instantly.

Paul J. Henderson@PeeJayAitch Nov 30, 2021: Simplified version of events: @FraserValleyRD Board Chair Jason Lum: “Why won’t the province respond to our flooding infrastructure requests?” @mikefarnworthbc: “We didn’t get any requests.” Lum: “Yes you did. More than 50 to date.” … Continue reading

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2011: France banned frac’ing; 2021 French frac giant Total wants wells near Arlington TX daycare in mostly Black and Latino community, health already harmed by pollution

Arlington Parents petition City Council to deny permit to French  fracking giant Total to frack next to children’s daycare Media Advisory by Livable Arlington, Nov 27, 2021 Media Contacts Ranjana Bhandari, Liveable Arlington, email hidden; JavaScript is required, (817) 564-5237 … Continue reading

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Thank you CBC! A fun, fabulous interview. Geoff Hughes’ music helped me get through my M.Sc., notably 2am driving home from the Elora Mill bar where I worked to pay for university.

Thank you Mr. Hughes! I remain grateful to you and your fascinating music. And, I remain in awe of your genius. More music please (no pressure)! What ever happened to Geoff Hughes? 40 years ago, he had a hit song … Continue reading

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Emmy-winning “The Story of Plastics”

molly taft@mollytaft Nov 26: i talked to a plastics expert about how cleaning up all the plastic in the ocean is basically impossible, and how plastic exists outside of our conception of time (!) Why Trying to Clean Up All … Continue reading

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Ryan Jesperson: “The Australian coal miners are foreign. … The foreign ones are the ones fucking up the eastern slopes!” Corb Lund livid: “I’ve dug my heels in now.” High River Mayor Craig Snodgrass: “The only foreign-funded money that’s coming into this province right now with the coal stuff is the Ozzies’ money. That’s it. You’re being very hypocritical to pin that on anybody in this province that this coal fight is foreign-funded. It’s not. It’s BS. It’s just us. It’s just Albertans.”

This is an excellent interview. I do not wish Lund pain or to be stressed, but I do love to see him and tens of thousands of my fellow Albertans, finally, in a rage protesting the gov’t helping foreign corporations … Continue reading

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Encana/Ovintiv spewing sour gas, yet again, says no one injured. H2S damages the brain even at very low concentrations, so how the hell does the company know no one was injured? Were all workers and area residents tested for neurological damages? OGC investigating. Whooptydoo! Will they let Ovintiv off with another community bribe? Or blame nature and the harmed?

BC Oil and Gas Commission to investigate Pouce Coupe natural gas leak by Michael Popove, Nov 22, 2021, CJDC TV  PIUCE COUPE — Ovintiv has confirmed to CJDC-TV News, that a sour gas leak from a wellhead near Riverside Road … Continue reading

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Dear Horgan et al: To repair and prepare for climate chaos: Stop frac’ing! Stop Site C dam (the chaos ahead will flush it downriver anyways). Quit giving public dollars to cash-hoarding foreign energy companies (notably Encana-Ovintiv). Use the workers and money to repair and prepare instead.

How B.C.’s string of natural disasters are connected, While weather is naturally variable, events such as extreme heat, wildfires and flooding will become more frequent and more intense because of climate change by Kathryn Blaze Baum, Carrie Tait, Justine Hunter, … Continue reading

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Frack Free Lancashire: “The fracking industry lurches on like a zombie that doesn’t know it’s dead” … “Carbon Capture and Storage…remains a theoretical practice with no at scale projects anywhere near completion today. It is a fantasy.”

Calls to revive fracking amid gas crisis spark angry response in Lancashire, An industry body has called on the Government to consider reviving the fracking industry, two years on from the moratorium that stopped gas exploration in Lancashire by Tim … Continue reading

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Another study: Preliminary Results Find Increased Cancer, Health Risks From Road Dumping Drilling Wastewater, Especially For Children; Arsenic, lead, manganese, nickel, hexavalent chromium in road dust contaminated by wastewater

If Encana had notified me, I would never have rescued any dogs. I am horrified to think what my dogs were exposed to, their noses much closer to the waste than mine and their pads directly on it. And what … Continue reading

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New Study: Shows Higher Exposures To Radiation In Road Dumping Of Drilling Wastewater When Appropriate Exposure Scenarios Are Used, with Constant Exposure for Residents Living Next To and Using Those Roads (imagine living with Encana/Ovintiv waste in your body)

Encana/Ovintiv got rid of its waste on our roads too (under guise of dust suppression) and bribed farmers (for a pittance) to accept the waste dumped on crop and pasture lands, including immediately next to my home, filling it with … Continue reading

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Feb 22, 2022, 10am to 3pm, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA Shale Gas and Public Health: Translating Science into Policy, a public health summit hosted by Environmental Health Project

Register Speakers and Topics include: Endocrine Disruption: Dr. Linda Birnbaum, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Child Health and Development: Dr. Élyse Caron-Beaudoin, University of Toronto Scarborough Health Economics: Dr. Nicholas Muller, Carnegie Mellon University Environmental Justice: Rev. Dr. Gregory … Continue reading

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COP26 is Synergy (no action except billions more public dollars to oil and gas polluters, lots of empty promises and yak). Orion Magazine on Frac Harms: “There exists an axis of betrayal between transnational oil and gas corporations and governments that allows the violations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” enabled by courts.

In my view, COP26 (and those before and ahead), is a synergy fest of mostly male (photo below of the leaders attending) corruption, greed and circuitous chatter between gov’ts, industry and NGOs to con the masses into thinking emissions are … Continue reading

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Ernst Frac’d & Fuck’d by Usual Sad Sacks of Shit: Encana, Ovintiv and CEO Gwyn Morgan, later by her own lawyers Murray Klippenstein and Cory Wanless, with Alberta courts and Supreme Court of Canada pissing on the rule of law to protect polluters (100% industry-funded AER).

Many thanks to Sharon for sending this image today. No, I did not add any of the “E”s. Better to walk through hell than succumb to Canada’s rotten corporate, regulatory and legal systems gagging me via delay after delay after … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board says “hydraulic fracturing is a delicate process.” Schlumberger Chair and CEO Andrew Gould told investors it’s done by “brute force and ignorance.”

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette endorsed Trump and got rid of award-winning cartoonist Rob Rogers (for being honest?). My favourite of Mr. Roger’s brilliant cartoons is included below. A few of the comments to the article: Not Saying: Fracking is an environmental … Continue reading

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Legal Shit Show on Crack Continues: Cabot Oil v. Ray Kemble. 2008: Cabot contaminated Dimock drinking water. 2020: PA AG filed 15 criminal charges, including 9 felonies, against Cabot. 2021: Cabot becomes Coterra Energy. Changing names hides crimes (like Encana to Ovintiv).

When frac-harmed citizens hire lawyers, who do the lawyers really represent? Frac’ers? Judges the lawyers bow down to or the status quo? In my view, the lawyers I hired (Murray Klippenstein and Cory Wanless), put my faith in, and paid … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Legal Shit Show on Crack Continues: Cabot Oil v. Ray Kemble. 2008: Cabot contaminated Dimock drinking water. 2020: PA AG filed 15 criminal charges, including 9 felonies, against Cabot. 2021: Cabot becomes Coterra Energy. Changing names hides crimes (like Encana to Ovintiv).

Alberta Cover-up Capital: Frac’ing near 5.0M earthquake 31km WNW of Rocky Mountain House; AER reported nothing about that or waste injection, just said industry didn’t do it.

One of the “felt” reports: “At the coordinates you give for the epicentre there is a big frack going on….” Some of industry’s wells in the quake area, from BOE Report: Earthquakes Canada Felt Reports Snap taken Nov 6, 2021 … Continue reading

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AER: Regulation only when it suits them. Tidewater Midstream, spills 30,000 litres acidic water into creek, charged with 10 violations, including releasing substance that “caused or may have caused an adverse effect.” Encana injected 18 *million* litres frac fluid into Rosebud’s aquifers contaminating them, covered it up but is not charged. Instead, the company’s VP Gerry Protti and manager Mark Taylor rewarded with top jobs at AER, and CEO Gwyn Morgan the Order of Canada.

Encana kept their illegal aquifer fracs secret and later lied about them to the harmed and public. Encana intentionally commingled its multiple frac zone gas wells to prevent accurate fingerprinting data collection. Encana has yet to disclose to me and … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News | Comments Off on AER: Regulation only when it suits them. Tidewater Midstream, spills 30,000 litres acidic water into creek, charged with 10 violations, including releasing substance that “caused or may have caused an adverse effect.” Encana injected 18 *million* litres frac fluid into Rosebud’s aquifers contaminating them, covered it up but is not charged. Instead, the company’s VP Gerry Protti and manager Mark Taylor rewarded with top jobs at AER, and CEO Gwyn Morgan the Order of Canada.

Nov 16 &17, 2021: 9th Annual Shale & Public Health Conference including Community Voices and Participatory Research from Canada

The Straight Scoop on Shale A project of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund, Nov 16 & 17, 2021, Free but requires registration. Featuring new research presented by national experts on shale and public health impacts, … Continue reading

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Frac’d to Hell in Pennsylvania: Methane contaminated water only the beginning

They Couldn’t Drink Their Water. And Still, They Stayed Quiet by Colin Jerolmack, Sept 17, 2021, The New York Times Mr. Jerolmack is the author of “Up to Heaven and Down to Hell: Fracking, Freedom, and Community in an American Town,” … Continue reading

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Another warning for investors: Water gets her revenge against big oil, fills most valuable part of Suncor’s Fort Hills tarshit mine in Alberta

Water problems at Suncor Energy’s massive Fort Hills mine cast shadow over stock, analysts say, Shares down since company confirmed the issue during earnings call by Geoffrey Morgan, Aug 06, 2021, Financial Post Water is flowing into the most valuable … Continue reading

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New evil low (copying the UK?): Ontario turns H2S gas well into water well to make citizen pay (up to $900,000.00) to plug it. What will investors, insurance and finance think of this crass oil & gas industry-enabling fraud by authorities?

they can designate it a water well all they want … doesn’t change the industry impact and exploding towns and cities … which i believe is of great interest to the insurance industry … and banks … and they can … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News | Comments Off on New evil low (copying the UK?): Ontario turns H2S gas well into water well to make citizen pay (up to $900,000.00) to plug it. What will investors, insurance and finance think of this crass oil & gas industry-enabling fraud by authorities?

Nov 8, 2021: Frac Investors Beware: Untold Financial Risks of Radioactive Waste to be Publicly Disclosed

PDF of the presentations. Recording of the webinar will be posted when it’s available. Two of Melissa Troutman’s slides: In Alberta, companies (including bully brute Encana/Ovintiv) dump their waste on crop and pasture lands, with AER nowhere to be seen: … Continue reading

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Another damning paper by Dominic DiGiulio et al: Chevron oilfield waste “ponds” contaminating groundwater in California. DiGiulio warns the ponds constitute “a potential wide-scale legacy groundwater contamination issue.” Think of Alberta’s toxic tarsands waste lakes, industry’s largest unlined waste “ponds” on earth, leaking into the Athabasca River and groundwater, with AER doing little but deregulate.

Vulnerability of Groundwater Resources Underlying Unlined Produced Water Ponds in the Tulare Basin of the San Joaquin Valley, California by Dominic C. DiGiulio, Robert J. Rossi, Jessie M. Jaeger, Seth B. C. Shonkoff, and Joseph N. Ryan, Oct 15, 2021, … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News | Comments Off on Another damning paper by Dominic DiGiulio et al: Chevron oilfield waste “ponds” contaminating groundwater in California. DiGiulio warns the ponds constitute “a potential wide-scale legacy groundwater contamination issue.” Think of Alberta’s toxic tarsands waste lakes, industry’s largest unlined waste “ponds” on earth, leaking into the Athabasca River and groundwater, with AER doing little but deregulate.

City of Iqaluit says historical fuel spill likely source of drinking water contamination

Imagine the contamination caused by Encana/Ovintiv deliberately injecting – under high pressure – 18 million litres of mystery frac fluid into multiple drinking water aquifers used by the Rosebud community in Alberta. Then imagine the harm caused by the company … Continue reading

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California banning new oil and gas wells within 3,200 ft (975 m) of homes, schools, healthcare facilities, and requiring emissions monitoring of existing wells within those buffer zones. Will industry lobby groups sue? Will captured courts kill the community/public health protections?

In 100% industry-funded AER’s Alberta, wells, including those frac’d with toxic chemicals, are allowed 100m within homes, schools, playgrounds, senior care and hospitals, community centres, etc. Public Health Rulemaking by California Dept Conservation ​Update (October 21, 2021)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Draft Regulations for … Continue reading

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Alberta, Two Hills Co: Fire, explosion *and injuries* at Secure Energy (recently merged with notorious Newalta Tervita) crude oil tank farm. *Area residents evacuated.* How toxic is the oil? Was it frac’d with mystery chemicals, PFAS? Any H2S? Was radioactive waste stored in what exploded? Are taxpayers funding the emergency response, as usual? More than 35 firefighters, and RCMP and EMS attended.

Where’s the 100% industry-funded AER? Oh, right, busy deregulating to enable industry increasing their poisons in the air we need to breath. Is Secure Energy as notorious as Tervita? Or is frac waste too dangerous to deal with? 2015: Fire … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News | Comments Off on Alberta, Two Hills Co: Fire, explosion *and injuries* at Secure Energy (recently merged with notorious Newalta Tervita) crude oil tank farm. *Area residents evacuated.* How toxic is the oil? Was it frac’d with mystery chemicals, PFAS? Any H2S? Was radioactive waste stored in what exploded? Are taxpayers funding the emergency response, as usual? More than 35 firefighters, and RCMP and EMS attended.

West Virginia: Southwestern Energy’s Reinbeau multi well pad near schools goes boom in the night: A piece of equipment ruptured, caused release of pressure and fire, one worker injured. Were they frac’ing? Will they tell the truth if they were?

Southwestern wanted to frac New Brunswick, Canada. Likely location of the incident in WV, visual thanks to Bob Donnan from PA: Incident on well pad near Sorghum Ridge Road in Marshall County last night by Steve Moore, Oct 22, 2021, … Continue reading

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PFAS, Endocrine Disruption, and Shale Gas Development Sept 21, 2021 webinar by Environmental Health Project and Halt the Harm available for viewing

Ever wonder why resource rape & pillage Caveman Canada has no EPA? Any authority investigating PFAS pollution in Canadian waters and bodies (human and otherwise)? The webinar features presentations by: Dusty Horwitt, J.D., author of Physicians for Social Responsibility’s report … Continue reading

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14 year analysis on upstream oil and gas production and ambient air pollution in California found: “higher concentrations of ambient air pollutants at air quality monitors in proximity to preproduction wells within 4 km and producing wells within 2 km” likely harming health of nearby residents. Findings “likely applicable to other regions with oil and gas operations.”

PDF of the complete paper Upstream oil and gas production andambient air pollution in California by David J.X. Gonzalez, Christina K. Francis, Gary M. Shaw, Mark R. Cullen, Michael Baiocchi and Marshall Burke, Science of the Total Environment Volume 807, … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News | Comments Off on 14 year analysis on upstream oil and gas production and ambient air pollution in California found: “higher concentrations of ambient air pollutants at air quality monitors in proximity to preproduction wells within 4 km and producing wells within 2 km” likely harming health of nearby residents. Findings “likely applicable to other regions with oil and gas operations.”