Frac Cartoon: University of Lethbridge Fracked in the Future (2018)

University of Lethbridge in 2018 Cartoon by C Abel, March 15, 2014, Lethbridge Herald

2014 03 15 C Abel Cartoon University of Lethbridge Alberta Fracked in 2018

2014 03 15 C Abel Cartoon University of Lethbridge Alberta Fracked in 2018 in Lethbridge Herald

Source: Lethbridge Herald, March 15, 2014

[Refer also to:

Pennsylvania: Waynesburg Medical Center emptied after methane build-up; rendered uninhabitable!

University of Lethbridge 125 Faculty Oppose Fracking in City of Lethbridge, letter to University Chair, Gordon E. Jong: Will Board of Governors join the community’s fight to keep fracking out?

Should University of Lethbridge take a stand on urban drilling and fracing issue?

University of Lethbridge Governance:

Richard Masson is CEO of the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission and brings over 25 years of leadership experience in oil sands development, energy marketing and finance to the role. Richard is leading Alberta’s commercial focus on activities to support the development of new crude oil infrastructure and markets. From 2010 to 2012 Richard was on a secondment from Nexen, and actied as Interim CEO for APMC, focused on bitumen related activities including the Bitumen Royalty in Kind implementation planning and oversight of APMC’s agreement with the North West Redwater Refinery. During the first year of his secondment Richard acted as Executive Advisor for the Oil Sands Strategy and Operations division, and led the industry consultation on the BRIK implementation policy.

Richard’s previous experiences include:

Nexen: VP Risk Management and member of the Marketing Global Leadership Team; Finance Director and member of the Long Lake Management Committee; and prior to that PLanning Manager for the Synthetic Oil Business Unit. Value Creation Group: Diretor of Business Development and Corporate Planning.
Shell: Manager, Planning and Manager, Finance and Evaluation for the Athabasca Oil Sands Project.
Alberta Energy Department: Director of Oil Sands Policy and Development, where he led the development of the generic oil sands royalty system in 1995-96.
Alberta Finance: Senior Analyst, Heritage Fund, where he was involved with the development of the Bi-Provincial Upgrader. [Emphasis added]

2014 02 20 Frack U

Fall 2012: Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources A California Perspective
The most memorable moment was when Dr. John Cherry, the renowned hydrogeologist from the University of Guelph, characterized the activities in the U.S. as a grand experiment with no proper scientific research on the effects of hydrofracturing on the environment. He challenged the funding mechanisms for such research in the U.S. because of the ties between universities and industry (or other parties), and indicated that the U.S. would be better off with a funding system similar to that in Canada, where the funding is not similarly tied and thus scientific research can proceed relatively unencumbered. [Emphasis added]

Cenovus, Syncrude and Suncor and other oil and gas companies “helping draft” curriculum for students from kindergarten to Grade 12!

Cenovus donates $1.5 million to Lakeland College

Talisman pledges $1.25 M to Mount Royal University, Alberta

EPA Fines Talisman For Fracking Violations

EnCana racks up the fines

Burning Waters: UVic Partner’s environmental record questioned

Encana donates $1.5 Million to Mount Royal University

EnCana donates $7.5 Million to the University of Alberta

Cenovus donates $3 Million to the University of Alberta

University of Calgary Prostitutes Itself To Big Oil & Gas

EnCana to donate $1 Million to the University of Calgary

Encana donates $1 million to Red Deer College

EnCana $1 Million donation to University of Calgary questioned as company awaits energy decision

Million-dollar Nexen donation to Mount Royal University

Imperial Oil donates $1 Million to Mount Royal University

Cenovus donates $3 Million to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Is the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology overflowing with oil money?

Trican Donates $5 million for cancer research at the University of Calgary

Trican donates $5 Million to Fight Chidhood Cancer and for research at the University of Calgary

Enbridge donates 1.2 million to the University of Calgary, research chair first of its kind dedicated to holistic cancer care

Enbridge Donates $500,000 to the Alberta School of Business

June 2013 Cenovus 3 million endowment to University of Alberta to assess energy and environmental options for industry and government “How much water is required to produce a unit of energy?”

March 20, 2012: Expert Panel Chair Appointed for Council Assessment on Shale Gas

September 21, 2011: The Council of Canadian Academies and Environment Canada to study hydraulic fracturing after group of harmed Albertans demand mortatorium

Ads run in August 2011 and FrackingAlberta Workshop held on September 10, 2011: What Fresh Hell is this? After this ad was published in local papers (demanding a frac moratorium) in August 2011,  Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent announced there would be two federal reviews on environmental impacts (but not health).

2001 – April 2006: Encana experimentally perf’d and frac’d nearly 200 shallow gas wells above the Base of Groundwater Protection within about 6 miles of Rosebud and in 2004, fractured repeatedly directly into the fresh water aquifers used by the community for  drinking water , including 40,000 to 50,000 visitors to the Rosebud Dinner Theatre.

With respect, the reviews are 15 years too late for too many. ]

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