Encana provided $4K grant for Red Cross disaster relief in Fremont County

Encana provided $4K grant for Red Cross disaster relief in Fremont County by County 10 News, December 15, 2012
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. granted the American Red Cross of Wyoming (ARC) $4,000 to provide disaster relief services to victims of man-made or natural disasters in Fremont County, such as wildfires, floods, tornados, house fires and earthquakes. Funds will be used to assure the well-being of victims including food, clothing, replacement medicines, household items, shelter and emotional support. Last year, Encana USA’s contribution to the ARC assisted 47 individuals that were impacted by disaster, mostly single-family fires. “Encana’s previous support has not only enabled the American Red Cross of Wyoming to provide disaster relief services to these victims, but also allowed us to support two public shelters during impending floods that threatened Fremont County a few years ago,” said David Block, CEO, American Red Cross of Wyoming. “Without the generous support of donors like Encana, we could not provide these services.”

Led by approximately 175 volunteers, the non-profit organization also helps community members prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies, provides health and safety education such as CPR, First Aid and AED, and offers emergency communication services for military families.  “The relief and services the ARC provides ensures that the health and safety of people in Fremont County are protected and cared for,” said Randy Teeuwen, Encana USA community relations advisor. “Their efficient and trained response team bodes commitment and security during these times of need. We are honored to support such a caliber organization.” The ARC works closely with numerous agencies in order to make certain relief services are executed in a timely manner. “During a small disaster event like a single-family fire, the ARC usually works with the local fire department and other social service agencies,” said Block. “For large events like a flood, we work with several folks that may include Emergency Management Services, law enforcement, fire departments, Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, the National Guard, Salvation Army and Food Bank of the Rockies. “From our supporters, like Encana, that fund our mission, to the people who are on the ground confronting these disasters, it truly is a community effort. I am proud to be a part of this united force that helps safeguard our community and state,” said Block. [Emphasis added]

[Refer also to:

EnCana’s Multiple Shallow Fracs into Fresh Water Aquifers at Rosebud, Alberta, March 2004
Source: EnCana Corporation Site Investigation Report by Hydrogeological Consultants Ltd., January 2005

Investigators say an accumulation of gases appears to have caused the 2005 explosion that destroyed the Rosebud water tower and sent a Wheatland County employee to hospital

Inflaming a Conflict, Alberta Landowners Claim Coal-bed Methane Drilling Contaminates their Water. Or Are They Just Reviving Old Rivalries Between Farmers and Industry?

Scientist wants EnCana to be held accountable  “Alberta Environment found methane, toluene and kerosene in the hamlet water. Kerosene is a red flag indicator of petroleum industry contamination. The community’s concrete water tower lid exploded off in January 2005 seriously injuring a worker, months after EnCana fractured the aquifers and diverted fresh water from its CBM. A propane torch was blamed. What if EnCana’s shallow fracturing caused methane to release? What if kerosene caused the explosion? The new water tower cost nearly $700,000. The $150,000 that EnCana promised the Rosebud Theatre (a few months after the first water well went bad) seems a cheap solution.”

Fracking Canada No Duty of Care May 2006 photo Bruce Jack Methane and Ethane Contaminated Water Explosion, Spirit River, Alberta that sent Jack and two industry water testers to hospital with serious injuries

Doctors raise alarm over toxic coal seam gas leaks, Gas Industry Attacks Scientists After Research Finds Triple The Normal Levels Of Methane At Australian Gas Fields 

Pavillion driller EnCana blasts EPA findings of hydraulic fracturing contaminating ground water and well water ]

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