Category Archives: Other Legal
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
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
How prevalent is racism (and misogyny) among Canadian lawyers & judges? “Rule of Law” or “Rich White Man Law?” Emmett Macfarlane@EmmMacfarlane Poli Sci Prof, UWaterloo: Law is politics people. Never forget. All Supreme Court of Canada appointments to date: 88 … Continue reading
Amazing! BC Court of Appeal and BC Supreme Court move into the present, announcing: “The use of the terms ‘My Lord’, ‘My Lady’, ‘Your Lordship’, and ‘Your Ladyship’ is to be avoided.” Will Alberta Courts vacate the cave next? I doubt it.
Comments by rural Albertans: Bruce Jackson just posted a one hour presentation by Dr. Kevin Timoney about the collusion and corruption of the AER. All facts that McLachlin , Abella and the whole SCC were very much aware of when … Continue reading
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
Whither the Disclaimer? Too funny! Witch hunter Steve Allen’s feelings bruise easily, “The Journalists have also failed to treat me fairly” … Poor Compton Petro Babe Allen ought not to hunt witches if he can’t take the heat. How many law violations did Allan’s bogus inquiry commit?
2020: Too funny! Alberta’s UCP witch hunt changing rules midplay, again. Why? Can’t find any witches or their brooms? 2020: UCP’s witch hunt smells like a Jason Kenney-Vivian Krause flop: “If [Kenney] was serious about uncovering harm to Alberta he … Continue reading
AG Josh Shapiro: 48 Criminal Charges against Energy Transfer (prev Sunoco) for polluting “lakes, rivers, and our water wells” and putting Pennsylvanians’ safety at risk, 45 charges for “illegally releasing industrial waste at 22 sites in 11 different counties.” Executive Deputy AG Jennifer Selber: “Non disclosure orders are a hinderance to criminal investigations and prosecutions.”
What do we get in Canada? AGs too cowardly to be seen except when it suits their egos and personal agendas. Lying judges pissing on the rule of law even at Canada’s top court under then Chief J B. McLachlin; … Continue reading
Val Napoleon appointed interim Dean of Law Press Release by U Victoria, Oct 1, 2021 Indigenous scholar Val Napoleon has been appointed interim Dean of Law from October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022. Napoleon is the director of the Indigenous law … Continue reading
Justice Paul Favel, Federal Court, dismisses federal gov’t appeals against First Nations kids! Bravo Assembly of First Nations and Cindy Blackstock. Dear racist gov’t: Apologize; Do not appeal. You gave $Billions to a polluting American oil & gas corp, you can do the same for children Canada abused.
Judge upholds human rights compensation order for First Nations kids, Canada has lost every battle so far in 14-year-old court fight that isn’t over yet by Brett Forester, Sept 29, 2021, ATPN News The Federal Court has upheld a trailblazing … Continue reading
Texas Taliban: Another old white man’s “Rule of Law” abusing women to make himself and his klan feel powerful because their cumulative courage is but a piddle of pee: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will not add exemption to state’s abortion law for rape and incest victims.
If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament Gloria Steinem Opinion: Gov. Abbott sends a message to rape victims in Texas by Ann Telnaes in Washington Post, Sept 27, 2021 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) will not add an … Continue reading
35,000 harmed LA residents settle with SoCalGas for $1.8 Billion over largest methane leak in U.S. history. Utility faced more than 385 lawsuits on behalf of 48,000 people. Matt Pakucko: “SoCalGas’ devastating blowout will never be behind us until the Aliso Canyon storage facility is shut down and the danger it poses to the community is permanently eliminated. We are nowhere near a resolution.”
Gas storage will never be safe as long as it’s done by humans because of rampant greed in our species and until frac’ing is outlawed everywhere. SoCalGas agrees to pay $1.8 billion settlement over 2015 Aliso Canyon gas leak by … Continue reading
“Frack Master” Breitling Energy CEO Christopher Aundre Faulkner sentenced to 15 years in federal prison, fined $92,446,376.46. He was most cited US media voice and tried to infiltrate Canadian media too; sums up how evil frac’ing is.
United States v. Christopher Aundre Faulkner (3:18-cr-00500) by Court Listener [downloadable files and proceeding details available at link. Sentencing copied below] District Court, N.D. Texas Last Updated: Sept. 22, 2021, 5:06 a.m. CDT Assigned To: Jane J. Boyle Date Filed: Oct. 4, 2018 Date of … Continue reading
Legal Hanky Panky on Steroids? PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., court-appointed monitor for Bellatrix (made famous by Diana Daunheimer’s lawsuit) bankruptcy, setting up liability escape via insolvent NewCo? Bankruptcy switchero after bankruptcy switchero, name change after name change after name change, enabled by “regulators,” politicians, lawyers and courts. “Rule of Law” rapes Canadians, our economy and our environment.
AER and the courts (notably in Alberta) are paid by the citizenry but work for the rich and oil & gas, protecting/assisting companies that abuse us, our loved ones, homes and lands, and rape our aquifers and environment, get billions … Continue reading
Oil companies pushing & funding Kern Co to sue California Gov Newsom for trying to protect environment, communities, families from risky techniques like frac’ing, acidizing, cyclic steaming? Make the county look bad instead of companies doing the harms?
2021 02 18: California SB 467 “End Fracking & Harmful Drilling Act” proposes to ban all new frac’ing and other risky techniques like cyclic steaming, acid fracs, and water and steam flooding by Jan 2022 and completely by 2027. How … Continue reading
Panama Papers scandal: Ex BC lawyer Fred Sharp charged by SEC & FBI. Law schools teach how to bend (break?) the rules well. Is that why so many politicians are lawyers?
Most excellent work by CBC investigative reporter Frederic Zalac – video clips, including interview with him, at link. U.S. authorities freeze assets, charge British Columbians in ‘long-running fraudulent scheme’, Major Canadian player in Panama Papers scandal, former B.C. lawyer Fred … Continue reading
Gov’t of Canada: Grassy Mountain Coal project “likely to have significant adverse environmental effects that cannot be justified and the project cannot proceed.” What will this do to Benga’s legal appeal of AER/Joint Review Panel’s rejection?
How many billions of dollars will billionaire Gina Reinhart sue Canadians for if she doesn’t get her way? The Final Nail in the Coffin of the Grassy Mountain Coal Project? by Dr. Ian Urquhart, August 8, 2021, Alberta Wilderness Association … Continue reading
Beverley McLachlin, ex-Chief Justice Canada’s Supreme Court, shows her true colours, agrees to serve 3 more years on Hong Kong’s top court, which has “become nothing more than an instrument of oppression.” PS Judicial “independence” does not exist.
Comment by rural Albertan: Disgusting. Comment by another rural Albertan: I should spend more time figuring this out. How or why is this even possible? It seems to me that professionals cavorting with Hong Kong is NOT great optics and … Continue reading
Thank you Court of Appeal of Alberta, for serving Ms. Hamnett and her loved ones justice for the harms done by Matthew Brown.
Alberta court strikes down self-induced intoxication defence in case of naked magic mushroom attack, Matthew Brown must now go back before the trial judge to be sentenced by Meghan Grant, CBC News, Jul 29, 2021 The Alberta court of Appeal has … Continue reading
Amazing news. B.C. won’t appeal cumulative impacts “death by a thousand cuts” win. A wise move by B.C. Finally. Congratulations Blueberry River First Nation!
B.C. won’t appeal landmark First Nation court victory, B.C. Supreme Court found approval of energy projects in Treaty 8 territory is ‘death by a thousand cuts’ by Andrew Kurjata, July 28, 2021, CBC News The B.C. government says it will … Continue reading
Chevron and TRC head to trial over lost production linked to frac’d steam injection sink hole that killed Robert David Taylor. Frac’ers don’t give a shit about what their greed is doing to air, water, land, subsurface, workers, communities, climate and poisoned families.
Robert David Taylor 2015: “Abnormally dangerous and ultra hazardous activity.” Did TRC or Chevron’s fracing kill Robert David Taylor? What happened to California regulators’ vows to make steam injections safer? “Safer?” Why not make it “safe?” … But state and … Continue reading
Frac’ers’ Friends in High Places: Past Greene Co President Judge Farley Toothman (let criminal frac waste dumper Allan Shipman walk) violated state Constitution: “engaged in misconduct so extreme that brought the judicial office into disrepute”
Judicial panel rules Toothman committed ‘serious misconduct’ while judge by Mike Jones, Jul 21, 2021, Observer-Reporter Former Greene County president judge Farley Toothman violated the state Constitution and “engaged in misconduct so extreme that brought the judicial office into disrepute,” … Continue reading
Yesterday, from the Argentine Association of Environmental Lawyers, we have provided new and convincing evidence that proves the involvement of the State of Neuquén and the big oil companies (Shell, Chevron, the Argentine YPF, and others) in the violation of … Continue reading
Erie Co Riseberg Pipeline legal evil fails to settle in court-ordered mediation in U.S. District Court leaving hundreds of landowners hanging with massive liens
Hundreds of liens for millions of dollars remain as mediation fails in Erie County gas pipeline case, With no settlement, more litigation on way in federal case over cost of Erie-to-Ohio natural gas pipeline. Hundreds of property owners in western … Continue reading
Ohio: “Largest jury verdict ever.” Rice Drilling and Gulfport Energy went out of bounds of their land lease, will pay $40 Million in trespassing and damages to landowner Thomas Shaw.
Comment by a rural Albertan: The [Ohio] regulatory system allows for a oil & gas related trespass to be be adjudicated directly by the court system. In Alberta this type of trespass must go through the oil & gas regulatory … Continue reading
Honduras: Unanimous ruling finds former energy company manager, Roberto David Castillo, guilty ordering murder of Berta Cáceres. Victor Fernández, one of the Cáceres family’s lawyers: “We have nothing to thank the justice system for. It was they who persecuted Berta; they criminalised her and displaced her.”
Berta Cáceres assassination: ex-head of dam company found guilty, Roberto David Castillo, former Honduran army intelligence officer, found to be co-collaborator in ordering murder by Nina Lakhani, 5 Jul 2021, The Guardian A US-trained former Honduran army intelligence officer who … Continue reading
Canada’s Fickle Rule of Law: Comment on Blueberry River First Nations Cumulative Impacts Win by lawyer Robert Janes
Robert Janes@rjmjanes Lawyer, QC, … human rights advocate (He/Him/His). July 6, 2021: A few comments on the recent BCSC treaty infringement decision in the Blueberry River case (https://bccourts.ca/jdb-txt/sc/21/12/2021BCSC1287.htm…) and everyone’s favourite topic — The Rule of Law It is hard … Continue reading
Cartoon by Michael de Adder July 1, 2021 Bill Cosby released from jail after sex assault conviction overturned by court by Maryclaire Dale, The Associated Press, June 30, 2021, Global News Pennsylvania’s highest court threw out Bill Cosby‘s sexual assault conviction and released … Continue reading
New Study on Climate Litigation: Failing to heed latest science or lawyers intentionally working to ensure their clients’ lawsuits fail to keep big polluters, judges and enabling “regulators” and gov’ts happy?
Filling the evidentiary gap in climate litigation by Rupert F. Stuart-Smith, Friederike E. L. Otto, Aisha I. Saad, Gaia Lisi, Petra Minnerop, Kristian Cedervall Lauta, Kristin van Zwieten & Thom Wetzer June 28, 2021, Nature Climate Change (2021) Abstract Lawsuits … Continue reading
No Canada Day until catholic church is ordered to pay taxes; pays for their heinous crimes; hands over residential school records of rape, murder, disease, starvation and secret unnamed deaths and burials of children the gov’t and RCMP stole from families; pope apologizes – publicly; feds quit their abusive lawsuits and attacks against the harmed; and Truth & Reconciliation appropriately honestly respectfully completed. I’ve been boycotting Canada’s Colonial Rape & Pillage day for years.
Comments July 1, 2021: A few hours ago, I heard sirens, many sirens, getting louder and louder. I looked out to see flashing red lights on many fire trucks circling the Rosebud church parking area, big puffs of blue fumes … Continue reading
Incredible Cumulative Impacts victory for Blueberry River First Nations: Yahey v. British Columbia. Will Horgan’s NDP appeal to let industry’s rapes continue another decade or more, notably with how slow the Supreme Court of Canada’s process is?
Congratulations to Blueberry River First Nations for not settling and gagging, and not giving up, and this fantastic win. They filed their complicated massive case in 2015 (my case is simple – one frac’d water well, one person). A mere … Continue reading
Excellent letter to Premier John Horgan by BC citizens, John, Rosemary and Diane Baxter: “During a news conference on CHEK TV news last night did we really hear you use the words ‘CLIMATE CRISIS’?” It would be helpful if Horgan and his pollution-enabling NDP clan read Baxters’ letter and take appropriate action to stop LNG, stop frac’ing, stop murdering old growth forests.
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Pennsylvania: Judge J. Andrew (Drew) Crompton, who helped craft Act 13 (parts later struck as unconstitutional) and publicly boasted of his “Shell shirt” in 2016, recuses himself from Murrysville frac appeal case
The Order Commonwealth Court judge recuses himself from Murrysville fracking appeal case by Patrick Varine, June 28, 2021, Murrysville Star A Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania judge whose previous career included helping craft state fracking legislation has recused himself from a … Continue reading
Retiring Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella when asked if she’d change any of her past rulings: “Not One.” The End.
Comment by a rural Albertan: “Pretty frightening stuff by somebody who knew about gas chambers and how easy it was to make a mistake i.e. the Jews and Royals that backed Hitler up yet she is beyond all that, only … Continue reading
Another racist misogynist on Alberta’s Bench? Donald Norheim let go over rude/bullying courtroom behaviour and views regarding “Indigenous accused, female victims of domestic assault, and consent in sexual assault cases which cause significant concerns for the perception of trial fairness….” How many millions in legal costs did taxpayers pay for his many court actions? (In Canada, taxpayers pay legal bills for judges, even those let go for bad behaviour.) Has the Court ordered Mr. Norheim to apologize to those he harmed?
Former Hinton judge let go over ‘rude and bullying’ behaviour loses bid for reappointment by Jonny Wakefield, June 26, 2021, Edmonton Journal A former Alberta judge denied a reappointment over his courtroom behaviour and views regarding Indigenous people and abuse … Continue reading
Legal experts worldwide draw up ‘historic’ definition of ecocide, Draft law is intended to prosecute offences against the environment by Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent, Jun 22, 2021, The Guardian Legal experts from across the globe have drawn up a … Continue reading
“Utter disgust” at retired judge Brian Giesbrecht’s “filth” telling us “to move on” from 215 Indigenous children found in unmarked graves at Kamloops Residential School. “He is the disease.” A despicable Canadian Caveman. “I worry about how he may have injected his incredibly biased views against Indigenous people during his time as a judge in Manitoba. I am thoroughly disgusted.”
Winnipeg Sun Contributes to the Denial of the Atrocities Experienced by Indigenous Children Forced to Attend Residential Schools June 11, 2021 Mr. Mark Hamm, Editor-in-ChiefWinnipeg Sun1700 Church AvenueWinnipeg, MB R2X 3A2 Re: Winnipeg Sun contributes to the denial of the … Continue reading
“Bankruptcy for Profit.” How bankruptcy lets companies walk from clean up. CAPP/AER/OWA’s Plan all along? “They’re just looting what remains and leaving us with the financial and environmental fallout.”
How bankruptcy lets oil and gas companies evade cleanup rules; “It’s basically bankruptcy for profit” by Naveena Sadasivam, Jun 07, 2021, Grist A battle over who is responsible for cleaning up hundreds of oil and gas rigs in the Gulf … Continue reading
USA: “Law” makers that don’t know the law or intentionally abuse it? Or, just more of the same “rule of law” when it suits them? Federal judge says Senate Republicans had no legal right to sue to overturn Delaware River Basin Commission’s frac ban.
Federal judge throws out lawsuit to overturn fracking ban at Delaware River, The suit was filed a month before the Delaware River Basin Commission decided to officially ban fracking by WNEP Web Staff, AP, June 11, 2021, 16WNEP WAYNE COUNTY, … Continue reading
More set-up to hang Canadian taxpayers with frac’d gas clean up? Tourmaline buys Black Swan with $350 Million debt. What about AER’s five charges against Tourmaline for 2018 sour gas release that reportedly harmed human health? Much “natural” gas in NEBC is sour.
Why did the main media leave out AER’s charges against Tourmaline? If anyone knows the outcome of the Court hearing Feb 19, 2020 in Grand Prairie, please let me know. Thank you. As natural gas prices sizzle, Tourmaline buys Black … Continue reading
May 31, 2021 Good Morning, Jessica It is with deep sorrow that I learned, in The Tyee, that your judicial battle was over. You are right; you may have lost the judicial battle, but you won the battle of public … Continue reading
Bad joke? Gov’t fizzes up self-regulating Canadian Judicial Council, where judges regulate judges. Racist Caveman Canada has no “justice” system; just an expensive (and for most) inaccessible legal system. Besides, lawyers can quit whenever they like, no matter how many hundreds of thousands of dollars you paid them, or what the “rules” say, and Supreme Court of Canada judges lie in rulings which the Candian Judicial Council thinks is just fine.
Pfffft! What good will a few burps do added to the Canadian Judical Council? Judges in Canada self-regulate like the oil and gas industry does, and we all know the many crimes oil and gas companies get away with in … Continue reading
Think racist Caveman Canada will reconcile with peoples rich politicians toss via genocide? Never. Stuff your heartless deflections pope, and your cruel legal abuse and fake words trudeau jr, you know where.
My love to the people and families, the dead children and the abused, starved, sickened, brainwashed with lying religion, and raped children that survived. Healing won’t come from corrupt churches, pope after pope, any gov’t or prime minister. Healing comes … Continue reading
ERCB was EUB, is now AER My ex lawyer, Murray Klippenstein, on the Board of the “regulator” of his profession – the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), quit abruptly via email on August 26, 2018, withheld my website for nearly … Continue reading
Why no charges against Encana/Ovintiv for intentionally frac’ing Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers and diverting water from them without the mandatory permit, violating The Water Act, Water Ministerial Regulation, and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act? Rule of law when it suits them.
Calgary company, directors plead guilty to environmental charges by Postmedia News, May 28, 2021, Calgary Herald A Calgary company and the directors of two others have been fined a total of $55,000 after pleading guilty to the dumping of contaminated … Continue reading
Frac’ing Wow! Canadian Rape enablers, including AGs, LSO, police, school authorities, lawyers and judges, are you watching?
Judge orders ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier to begin prison sentence July 9 by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 26, 2021 A judge on Wednesday ordered Graham Spanier, the former Penn State University president, to begin serving a sentence on a misdemeanor … Continue reading
Rule of law when it suits them: Federal judge allows DAPL to keep pumping oil despite lacking vital permit, highlights how Supreme Court precedent made NEPA “virtually impossible to enforce.”
Court Allows Dakota Access Pipeline To Keep Pumping (Despite Lacking Key Federal Permit) by Nexus Media, May 24, 2021, Cleantechnica A federal judge ruled Friday the Dakota Access Pipeline may continue pumping oil despite lacking a key federal permit while … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
Joshua Sealy-Harrington: Twelve Angry (White) Men of Few Principles (includes my ex lead lawyer Murray Klippenstein): The Constitutionality of the Statement of Principles
Twelve Angry (White) Men: The Constitutionality of the Statement of Principles by Joshua Sealy-Harrington, Jan 1, 2020, Ottawa Law Review Volume 51, Issue 1 Footnotes not included below, access them via link or the PDF This paper analyzes the constitutionality … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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