Category Archives: Global Frac News

May 25, 11AM Virtual Press Conference with AG Josh Shapiro and PA Senate Democrats to discuss action against negligent frac’ers. Canadian authorities take action against law violating frac’ers by pissing on the rule of law, deregulating, and smearing and further harming the harmed and violating our rights.

AG Shapiro and Senate Democrats to Discuss Action Against Fracking Negligence by Pennsylvania Senate Democrats, May 24, 2021, 19:05 GMT, EIN Presswire On Tuesday, May 25th at 11AM, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and PA Senate Democrats will hold a virtual … Continue reading

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California regulator releases draft rule to ban frac’ing by 2024; For phase out of all “well stimulation” techniques including fracking, acidizing, gravel packing, steam flooding and steam injection. After how many aquifers permanently contaminated?

California Launches Rulemaking To Ban Fracking In 2024 by Charles Kennedy, May 24, 2021, Oil Price California initiated on Friday the pre-rulemaking stage of proposed legislation that would end fracking in the state in 2024. The Department of Conservation, Geologic … Continue reading

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New Irish Study: Frac’ing not compatible with human rights law; “Must be banned worldwide” … “No amount of regulation can adequately address all the problems that fracking causes”

Emails just in from Ireland as I finished this post: 1. That’s unrealistic guilt Jessica.We build our campaign on your shoulders. You saved us when you filled the Rainbow that night. There’s bans on fracking all over the place because … Continue reading

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Frac Sand Sentinel #372: MUST READ Letter by retired judge Tom Lister to Roberta Walls, DNR, frac sand “regulator”

Comment by a rural Albertan: Alberta to a T ? It appears that a Minnesota judge could be describing the Alberta regulatory system ,the AER project approval process and the Municipal development process, as is now allowed under the Alberta … Continue reading

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National Geographic: Frac Flip-Flopper Canadian company ReconAfrica (plans to invade 13,200 sq miles of Africa’s most wildlife-rich habitats) doing the hanky panky to mislead investors? And operating like Encana without required permits?

Joan Ellis@breadbaker48 May 22: @UNEP Irony: @NamPresidency & @Recon_Africa will release more CO2 into earth’s atmosphere by drilling the pristine #OkavangoDelta when 100s of elephants died -just months before- from a toxic bloom linked to Climate Change/CO2/GHG in same region. … Continue reading

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June 3, 2021: Webinar Reimagining Rivers: Magpie River as Person

Webinar Registration: Reimagining Rivers: Magpie River as Person jointly organized by the Centre for Constitutional Studies and the Environmental Law Centre DescriptionThe Magpie River was recently granted legal personhood by the Innu Council of Ekuanitshit and the Minganie Regional County … Continue reading

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Eliminate light pollution! Let’s bring bees back! Rena Woss: Protecting bees takes little effort. Billions of bees are dying because of light pollution. Provide darkness; Shield or turn outdoor lights off, use only when needed.

Frac’ing comes with horrific light pollution. World Bee Day event hopes to (not) shine a light on pollinators by Tim Kalinowski, May 18, 2021, Lethbridge Herald World Bee Day event organizers in Lethbridge hope to start a conversation with Lethbridge … Continue reading

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Nikiforuk: The Brutal Legal Odyssey of Jessica Ernst Comes to an End (post includes translation of the article into Spanish). “They whispered to her you cannot withstand the storm. She whispered back, I am the storm.”

Comment by a Rural Albertan: Murray the dickhead missed his chance. Instead of being known as a champion of right he will be known in history as the selfish coward who backed out. Now that’s justice. WillKoop Mr. Koop’s comment … Continue reading

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The Good Ole’ Boy Frac Club: A new and particularly virulent form of masculinist entitlement

The Good Ole’ Boy Extraction Club: An Eco-Feminist Critique of the Culture of Hydraulic Fracturing by Wendy Lynne Lee, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, The emergence of hydraulic fracturing—fracking—as a method of fossil fuel extraction presents a new and particularly virulent … Continue reading

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Government of Ireland Statement on Importation of Frac’d Gas

Policy Statement on the Importation of Fracked Gas Published, From Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications Press Release by Government of Ireland, 18 May 2021 Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD today received Government approval … Continue reading

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May 24, 2021 17:00 – 18:30 BST: Free webinar launch of Human Rights Impacts of Fracking Report by Human Rights Clinic, National University of Ireland Galway

SUPPORT CALL FOR GLOBAL BAN ON FRAC’ING BY SIGNING HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGfUdrM6ZnDdXBip2ilCUwBA2uwnIFz_VV1N9CHYX13xMWTA/viewform Human Rights Impacts of Fracking – Launch of Report produced by Human Rights Clinic at NUIG About this event Fracking is an unconventional and harmful oil and gas extraction … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania: Protect PT will appeal fracking decision to state’s Supreme Court

Protect PT will appeal fracking decision to Pa. Supreme Court by Patrick Varine, May 14, 2021, TribLIVE Environmental group Protect PT is expected to make its case to state’s highest court next week, arguing that zoning board decisions allowing additional … Continue reading

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Amir Attaran, Prof of Law & Medicine: “Oil companies are so arrogant that they refuse to obey the law.” Yup, Encana/Ovintiv one of the worst in Canada, illegally frac’d a community’s drinking water aquifers with AER and Alberta Environment too chicken to say peep, while blaming and shaming the harmed.

Rob Schwartz (previous director of Alberta Surface Rights Group): There are 3 things that nobody, including the CBC wants to talk about that might put this news in proper context. # 1 . Enbridge has been ignoring Michiganan’s pipeline safety … Continue reading

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Free Webinar May 18, 2021: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Hydraulic Fracturing in the Shale Patch

You are invited to join Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Shale Gas Development May 18 (Tue), 5:00 PM Central Standard Time · Zoom Registration Event Information ​On Tuesday, May 18 at 7 p.m., Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) and Halt … Continue reading

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Alberta university teachers pension plan pulls out billions in assets from AIMCo management after massive loss in value.

Rob Schwartz (past director of Alberta Surface Rights Group): Posted on ASRG because pensions are private property. Over the past several years AIMCo has been the go to lender for small underfinanced companies proposing to buy depleted oil & gas … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania: Pro-frac’ing judge must recuse himself from a frac hearing? “Hell Yes!”

Citizen group appeals to Commonwealth Court to overturn Murrysville fracking ordinance by Patrick Varine, May 11, 2021, triblive The Murrysville Watch Committee, a citizen group seeking to overturn the municipality’s unconventional gas drilling ordinance, had its appeal heard Monday morning … Continue reading

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The Rule of Gag: Alberta Rules of Court Amendment Regulation (AR 36/2020) *confidential* dispute resolution (ADR) for civil actions. USA: “Lighting strike more likely than forced arbitration win.” Of 60 million employees *forced* into arbitration, only 282 awarded damages. “The U.S. Supreme Court drew a road map to give immunity to these corporations.”

ADR = Alternative Dispute Resolution = Rule of law when it suits them (like Case Management). The Public (that pays for our courts) is not allowed in to witness ADR. ADR is misused by AER and the public health harming … Continue reading

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“Yes We Can Globally Ban Fracking” Sign on for groups

Quick way for groups to sign on; answer the questions and send: English: https://forms.gle/DCZcr7zTdRJn4BWs6 Espagnol:  https://forms.gle/FScqHVxVrD29gzSw8 Français: https://forms.gle/qoJdfsZUCRsjBvfh Sign on letter here.

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“Up to Heaven and Down to Hell” — The High Price of Frac’ing

Book Review: “Up to Heaven and Down to Hell” — The High Price of Fracking by Ed Meek, May 7, 2021, The Arts Fuse. Up to Heaven and Down to Hell: Fracking, Freedom and Community in an American Town by … Continue reading

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May 10, 2021 Frac Ordinance Hearing; Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania: Murrysville Watch Committee v. Municipality of Murrysville ZHB, et al. Dr. Jerome Paulson: “There is also no scientifically definitive setback distance that would prevent health and safety impacts from oil and gas infrastructure.”

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court will hear arguments on an important case on fracking, as it relates to residential zoning, this Monday by bobscaping, May 8, 2021 Those who have followed fracking closely in Pennsylvania, over the past decade, recall alarming legislation … Continue reading

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A murder mystery: Who really killed Encana? Or is this a Gwyn Morgan Puff Piece? Best thing that could happen is the death of AEC/Encana/Cenovus/Ovintiv

Living frac’d by Gwyn Morgan-led Encana is horrendous hell. ROB Magazine: Who killed Encana?: Inside the mess that crushed Canada’s energy icon, It was supposed to be a Canadian champion too big to fall into foreign hands. Now it’s gone. … Continue reading

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Hello Pieridae, Are you watching? Another LNG project bites the-damning-environmental-report dust

Australian liquefied natural gas import project cancelled, AGL scraps Crib Point import scheme after damning environmental report by Amanda Battersby in Singapore, May 4, 2021, Upstream online Australia’s AGL Energy has pulled the plug on its planned liquefied natural gas … Continue reading

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Study: Increased cancer risk for oil patch workers and neighbours

Cancer Incidence and Mortality among Petroleum Industry Workers and Residents Living in Oil Producing Communities: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by Felix M. Onyije , Bayan Hosseini, Kayo Togawa, Joachim Schüz and Ann Olsson. Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou Int. … Continue reading

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Meet Johnny Gogan, filmmaker of Groundswell; Important “document” of how a small rural border community in Ireland beat Calgary frac’er Tamboran leading to a country-wide frac ban and now working for a global ban. A loving positive interview! Bravo!

I love the bit in the interview about Nuala McNulty’s anger (I am still angry at my lawyers for quitting my case in 2018 and abandoning me). Ms. McNulty was my host (an exemplary fun and nurturing host) on my … Continue reading

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Plan to make communities accept frac quakes damaging heart, home, wellbores and aquifers with **excitement**? “Start out with some level of risk – such as a 50 percent chance of 30 households experiencing shaking that feels exciting but not frightening”

Stanford scientists map local earthquake risks from Eagle Ford fracking, Stanford scientists simulated the local risk of damaging or nuisance-level shaking caused by hydraulic fracturing across the Eagle Ford shale formation in Texas. The results could inform a new approach … Continue reading

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Visualize your brain in a frac field: Air pollution spikes may impair older men’s thinking, study finds, Even short, temporary increases in airborne particles can damage brain health, research suggests

Short-term air pollution, cognitive performance and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use in the Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study by Xu Gao, Brent Coull, Xihong Lin, Pantel Vokonas, Avron Spiro 3rd, Lifang Hou, Joel Schwartz and Andrea A. Baccarelli, May 3, 2021, … Continue reading

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May 3, 2021, 6pm PT, Free Event Open to All: Book Launch of Bearing Witness, The Human Rights Case Against Fracking and Climate Change. “Governments are in deep collusion with oil and gas companies, abdicating their responsibilities to protect the rights of their citizens.”

**Free, unlike oil patch events which exclude most via prohibitive cost.** Book Launch Announcement The formal launch of our new book, Bearing Witness: The Human Rights Case Against Fracking and Climate Change, is being held this Monday evening, May 3rd. … Continue reading

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New study: Frequent use of exemptions may undermine public health protections of oil and gas setback policies. Exemptions, variances & consent waivers: A frac’er’s best friends.

Policies designed to protect public health from fracking may be ineffective in practice by PSE Healthy Energy, April 28, 2021, Phys.org Frequent use of exemptions may undermine public health protections of oil and gas setback policies, according to a new … Continue reading

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The Power of “NO!” wins again! Bravo! Brava! North Braddock Residents for Our Future!

US Steel drops plan for fracking at steel mill, Plan faced local opposition for years by Reid Frazier, April 27, 2021, State Impact US Steel says it’s dropping plans for a fracking company to drill for gas at a Pittsburgh-area … Continue reading

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Alberta Surface Rights Group past Director Rob Schwartz: Engrave Canada West Foundation’s epiphany on stone tablet, bring down from “Mount Regulatory” as educational aid to teach future generations it’s their duty to clean up for the oil patch

Rob Schwartz ‎Alberta Surface Rights Group: Hallelujah folks !! . Looks like the The Canada West Foundation has had an epiphany . They found a solution to the 100,000+ orphan well leases that are located on your privately owned surface … Continue reading

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Don’t go fracking my heart; Elaine Hill (U of Rochester Medical Center Dept Public Health Sciences): “Bans on hydraulic fracturing can be protective for public health.”

Don’t go fracking my heart, Study links hydraulic fracking with increased risk of heart attack hospitalization, death Press Release by University of Rochester Medical Center, April 27, 2021 Research News The Marcellus Formation straddles the New York State and Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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USA must rapidly phase out harmful frac’ing, threat to maternal and public health (and bank accounts of investors everywhere). “The industry’s ability to avoid federal environmental regulation and harm the health of the communities…is alarming.”

End fracking exemptions, a threat to maternal and public health by Chelsea Clinton, Terry McGovern, and Micaela Martinez April 26, 2021, STAT, Reporting from the frontiers of health and medicine … To protect communities across the country today — from … Continue reading

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Dakota Access P/L: Judge James Boasberg, in one sentence order, gives U.S. Army Corps of Engineers until May 3 to say when environmental review is expected to be completed and give “its position, if it has one” on whether the PL should be shut down. “The Corps opted to shrug its shoulders”

Judge gives Corps 2nd chance to offer oil pipeline opinion by Dave Kolpackt, AP, April 27, 2021, Yahoo!News FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge faced with a motion on whether the Dakota Access oil pipeline north of the Standing … Continue reading

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“Absolutely scathing news release:” Jason Kenney’s COVID-19 failure. Chief Adam: “We have a Premier who is prioritizing profits over lives by continuing to allow infected workers to come to our region from all over the country to keep oil flowing. … [He] is willing to bet the lives of your family and mine, all so the oil fat cats can continue to get big dividend payments.”

Chief Allan Adam joins me on #RealTalkRJ Wednesday at 9:20am. WATCH/LISTEN LIVE: https://ryanjespersen.com#ableg#COVID19AB#ymm INDIGENOUS GROUPS OF THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF WOOD BUFFALO (RMWB) ACCUSE PREMIER KENNEY OF PRIORITIZING PROFITS OVER LIVES WITH HIS INCOMPETENT RESPONSE TO COVID-19 Press Release by … Continue reading

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Frac’er Chesapeake Energy Corp magically “shedding” $US 7.7 Billion in debt not good enough?

Chesapeake CEO Doug Lawler steps down, months after company emerges from bankruptcy by Reuters, April 27, 2021, The Globe and Mail Chesapeake Energy Corp said on Tuesday that Chief Executive Officer Doug Lawler would leave at the end of April, … Continue reading

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New study: From 1800 to 2018, collective energy systems resulted in more than 278,000 human fatalities and about $421.3 billion in economic damages. “Across all accidents, fuel extraction and processing, transmission and distribution, and transportation have the most fatalities, and yet conversion and operation, transmission and distribution, and transportation have the most damages.”

Critically assessing and projecting the frequency, severity, and cost of major energy accidents by Jinsoo Kim, Donghoon Ryu, and Benjamin K. Sovacool, The Extractive Industries and Society, Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2021, 100885 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2021.02.005 Highlights We analyze energy accidents … Continue reading

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North Dakota: “Thorny legal territory of subsurface property ownership.” Pore space “turf war.” Massive deregulation ahead to steal the valuable asset from landowners to give to oil and gas companies?

North Dakota landowners, oil industry butt heads over holes in the ground, Subterranean caverns known as “pore space” are as old as geology itself, but they have lately emerged as the scene of a turf war between a small landowners … Continue reading

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Frac ‘n Shale Sale: Everything Must GO! “Shale Investors Looking for Greater Fools” & “The Return of Liar Loans”

In my view, having researched frac’ing for nearly 20 years, this analysis by Justin Mikulka nicely explains why AIMCo has been “lending” big money to already bankrupt, or soon to be bankrupt frac’ers. And why Jason Kenney took teachers’ pensions … Continue reading

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Conservative Premiers squirting us with Radioactive Lemons (Unsafe nuclear reactors with innocent new name, Small Modular Reactors)

Blowing up the idea of nuclear Letter to Editor by David Geary, Saskatoon, April 24, 20121, Calgary Herald Re: Kenney inks small-scale nuclear power deal, April 15 Premier Kenney, don’t buy a nuclear lemon! Aggressive marketing tactics by small modular … Continue reading

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More “Rule of Law” When it Suits Them: Alberta’s Bill 70, COVID-19 Related Measures Act, 2021 (legislation to be retroactive to March 1, 2020) protects as usual, investors and business over health and family.

Dr. Ubaka Ogbogu@UbakaOgbogu: @Lorian_H and I wrote about Bill 70, the Bill to Screw COVID-Impacted Albertans Over…. Dr. Pamela Banting@PamelaBanting: How bitterly ironic that the UCP wants to pass this Bill to grant legal immunity to owners and managers of … Continue reading

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New Study, Fracking Kills: Cumulative exposure to frac’ing increases heart attacks among middle-aged and older residents in Pennsylvania. “Bans on hydraulic fracturing can be protective for public health.”

Acute myocardial infarction associated with unconventional natural gas development: A natural experiment by Alina Denham, Mary D. Willis, Daniel P. Croft, Linxi Liu, and Elaine L. Hill, Environmental Research, Volume 195, April 2021, 110872, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2021.110872 Highlights Long-term exposure to unconventional … Continue reading

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California ban on new frac’ing – yes, no, maybe, maybe not

California governor plans to announce ban on new fracking permits -Politico by Reuters, April 22, 2022 California Governor Gavin Newsom is planning to announce a ban on new fracking permits, Politico’s energy reporter posted on Twitter. “The announcement could happen … Continue reading

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Frac’d to Hell NEBC, Kiskatinaw area: After fracs were stopped, quakes keep shaking

Earthquakes Continued after COVID-19-related Fracking Shutdown by Laboratory Equipment, April 21, 2021 When hydraulic fracturing operations ground to a halt last spring in the Kiskatinaw area of British Columbia, researchers expected seismic quiescence in the region. Instead, hundreds of small … Continue reading

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Houston’s oil patch taking taking cues from financial markets, moving on to cleaner pastures, while Kenney and Alberta’s UCP remain stuck up a dinosaur’s arse. Billionaire John Arnold: “The markets are rewarding those in a growth industry (zero carbon energy) vs one in secular decline.” E-frac’ing is too expensive.

Legendary Trader Sees ‘Seismic Shift’ in Houston’s Oil Patch by Gerson Freitas Jr. and David Wethe, April 20, 2021, Yahoo Finance (Bloomberg) — For John Arnold, the billionaire philanthropist who made his fortune betting on natural gas prices, Houston’s fossil-fuel … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News | Comments Off on Houston’s oil patch taking taking cues from financial markets, moving on to cleaner pastures, while Kenney and Alberta’s UCP remain stuck up a dinosaur’s arse. Billionaire John Arnold: “The markets are rewarding those in a growth industry (zero carbon energy) vs one in secular decline.” E-frac’ing is too expensive.

Australia News Live: NSW gov’t pays Shenhua mining company more than $362 Million to exit *one* coal mine. What would Albertans have to pay to exit six?

NSW government to pay Shenhua mining company $100m to exit coal mine The Guardian Update 4.51am BST, April 20, 2021 The NSW government will pay Chinese-owned mining giant Shenhua $100m to withdraw from its Watermark coal mine project on the … Continue reading

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Oooo la la! Spain bans frac’ing Nationwide

Spain passes climate bill banning new oil, gas exploration by Robert Perkins, S&P Global Platts, May 14, 2021 HIGHLIGHTS Deadline for existing upstream blocks set for 2042 Follows similar moves by Denmark, France, Ireland New climate law also bans fracking … Continue reading

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Private equity is ditching shale. “It is the end of an era in which private equity was often the shale sector’s crucial financier.” A little bit of a last gasp: Oil producers are “dying on the vine.”

US oil drillers ‘dying on the vine’ as PE flight prompts funding drought, Stricken operators launch ‘last gasp’ efforts to boost cash flow and attract buyers by Derek Brower and Justin Jacobs, April 14, 2021, Financial Times A vital source … Continue reading

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Johnny Gogan’s Frac Film Groundswell (Home is a Sacrifice Zone) released in UK and Ireland. Emma Kiely: “Groundswell is a triumphant, transparent and aesthetically magnificent account of the loving relationship between people and their land, and the fight to protect it from the powerful and the greedy.”

List of UK venues Groundswell Documentary Facebook Page Groundswell Review by Emma Kiely, April 12, 2021, The UP Coming 22nd April 2021 is this year’s Earth Day, and Johnny Gogan’s documentary Groundswell (also known as Home is a Sacrifice Zone) … Continue reading

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North Dakota: Judge rules ‘pore space’ bill unconstitutional because it took property from landowners, destroyed its value, gave it to corporations: “The taking of pore space from surface owners is clearly and unambiguously for the constitutionally impermissible purpose of economic development to benefit private parties, i.e. the oil and gas industry.” Bill 2344 (2019) responded to Mosser v Denbury (2017). Alberta gov’t stole pore space from landowners in 2010.

Douglas Malsbury Administrator Alberta Surface Rights Group FB Page: Bill 24 the “Carbon Capture and Sequestration Statutes Amendment Act” may have been the greatest theft of all the land theft bills in Alberta! In one swoop the “Crown” seized real … Continue reading

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Happy 39th Birthday Canda’s Tar ‘n Frac’d Charter of Rights!

The very worst impulses of humankind can survive generations, centuries, even millenia. And the best of our individual efforts can die with us at the end of a single lifetime. Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian The truth is that when an … Continue reading

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Lorne Fitch: “Open Letter to Investors in Coal: Psst! Wanna buy a coal mine?” Alberta’s Reclamation in the Eastern Slopes: Lipstick on a Decapitated Corpse. biff: “What better name for a minister in charge of rape, pillage and plunder of our natural and needed lands: savage.”

If you want to learn how Alberta Environment protects multinational corporations that violate the Water Act and AEPEA, polluting an entire community’s drinking water supply, read my Statement of Claim, Alberta’s lying Statement of Defence and my response to their … Continue reading

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AIMCo’s new CEO: Evan Siddall, lawyer with Irving Oil history! Stealing from pensioners to finance friends of Jason Kenney & Steve Harper, flailing frac’ers, polluting big oil (that investors are fleeing) and Small Nukes for big oil?

Nuclear reactors to steam Alberta’s aquifer-polluting tarsands is not clean or safe. Pretending so will be the ruse to make taxpayers pay, giving more corporate welfare to billion dollar profit-raping companies (while working to destroy public health and education). An … Continue reading

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Blatant aquifer contamination by industrial chicken corporation, Mountaire, continues unchecked for decades as regulators did little but scratch their corrupt testicles, like AER, Alberta Health, Alberta Environment, Alberta Research Council protecting illegal aquifer frac’er Encana/Ovintiv and other polluters. 7200 sickened plaintiffs to split shamefully shoddy $65 Million settlement.

A poultry plant, years of groundwater contamination and, finally, a court settlement, Residents in Millsboro, Del., sued the local Mountaire facility, which they suspect is linked to their cancers and other serious health problems by Darryl Fears, April 13, 2021, … Continue reading

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Canada: National study led by Halifax researchers on effects of radon gas and arsenic exposure (frac’ing has been linked to radon release into homes and arsenic into resident water wells)

Hydraulic fracturing is the last thing that ought to be happening in Canada because of the release of radon and arsenic alone, never mind the many other health-harming and water contaminating impacts. Halifax cancer researcher Graham Dellaire studies effects of … Continue reading

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Nuclear reactors to steam Alberta’s aquifer-polluting tarsands is not clean or safe. Pretending so will be the ruse to make taxpayers pay, giving more corporate welfare to billion dollar profit-raping companies (while working to destroy public health and education). An unwise greedy idea, that will enable more tarshit shipping (needs toxic condensate), spills and use (risking life on earth).

Jason Kenney needs to apologize to BigFoot Family and Netflix. Pronto! Jason Kenney/UCP vs BigFoot: Lying big oil pimping $120 Million War Room attacks a cartoon (even though Alberta had planned and plans to nuke bitumen & there are plans … Continue reading

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Is Pieridae going to threaten to SLAPP the Chronicle Herald too, for reporting on *public* information vital to the *public* interest?

Jim Cramer was right. It *is* happening really quickly. World first! New Zealand introduces legislation requiring banks, insurers and investment managers to report effects of climate change on their business. “This law will bring climate risks and resilience into the … Continue reading

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Natural gas industry noise even detrimental to plants, while AER enables industrial noise pollution to cumulatively escalate

Noisy environments can have detrimental effect on plants, study finds, Persistent noise from natural gas wells in New Mexico disrupted birds that feed on and distribute pinyon seeds As humans proliferate, we have penetrated deeper into wildlife habitats, creating a … Continue reading

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Jim Cramer was right. It *is* happening really quickly. World first! New Zealand introduces legislation requiring banks, insurers and investment managers to report effects of climate change on their business. “This law will bring climate risks and resilience into the heart of financial and business decision making.”

In world first, New Zealand mulls climate law for financial firms, New Zealand says banks and insurers of a certain size will have to report how they manage climate-related risks by Reuters, April 13, 2021, Al Jazeera New Zealand has … Continue reading

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USA: More than 375 elected officials call for: full ban on new federal frac permits and fossil fuel infrastructure; to revoke permits for sites within 2,500 ft (763 m) of homes or schools; to end subsidies for the industry; a nation-wide frac ban by 2025; and “support a just transition to clean energy for workers and communities impacted by fossil fuels.”

In Alberta and other parts of Canada, the oil and gas industry can frac us, install noisy compressors and other polluting infrastructure and dump its toxic waste within 100 m (328 ft) of our homes, schools, care facilities, hospitals, playgrounds, … Continue reading

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Study: Total VOC emissions from natural gas compressors related to higher human mortality rates.

Natural gas pipeline compressor stations: VOC emissions and mortality rates by Michael Hendryx and Juhua Luo, The Extractive Industries and Society, Volume 7, Issue 3, July 2020, Pages 864-869, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2020.04.011 Highlights Natural gas pipeline compressor stations are expanding around the … Continue reading

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