Category Archives: Global Frac News

Encana/Cenovus/Ovintiv’s birth canal

AEC’s New Era: Activity and fortunes are on the upswing for Alberta Energy Corporation as the [Alberta] government sells its stake May 17, 1993, Oilweek Source: https://archive.org/details/pub_oilweek Refer also to: Slide from Ernst presentations A murder mystery: Who really killed … Continue reading

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Dear Deena Hinshaw & Jason Kenney & Bonnie Henry: This post is for you.

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Rystad Energy on Oil & Gas Industry’s Dark Monster: Waste water increasing number of felt earthquakes & sinister deregulation allowing industry’s toxic waste to be dumped for “beneficial” use. Fancy some cancer with your celery?

Treating the US oil industry’s dark water: As earthquakes increase, billions needed to switch course by Rystad Energy, June 10, 2021 A worrying Rystad Energy analysis of seismic activity in the US’ key oil producing regions reveals that the number … Continue reading

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Largest inland spill in history: U.S. Dept Justice files criminal and civil charges against Summit Midstream Partners LLC, $36Million in fines for discharging (dumping?) 111,284,642 litres frac waste over 5 months, contaminating land, groundwater, and 30 miles of tributary waters with crude oil, chloride, sodium, ammonia, aluminum, arsenic, boron, copper, nickel, selenium, zinc, barium, benzene, thallium and more. When will cowardly AER and Canada’s Dept Justice charge/fine Encana/Ovintiv for illegally frac’ing and contaminating Rosebud’s aquifers and diverting water without the mandatory permit under Alberta’s Water Act?

NORTH DAKOTA: Pipeline Co. Fined $36M for Huge Fracking Water Spill by News Editor, Aug 12, 2021, Environmental News Service Featured image: Blacktail Creek and the Moline well pad, the well pad closest to the Summit produced water spill, 2015 … Continue reading

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Cenovus (Encana spawn) CEO & big oil propaganda gang, CAPP, beg more corporate welfare, Demand Canadians pay $ billions to green their tarshit. Oil & Gas companies rape billions in profits, dump clean-up on the public, lie and lie and want more more more.

Comments: Ken Hale: Cenovus has always been bloody arrogant. This only proves it will always be. We the tax payer are supposed to pay for their going green?? What a joke, try cash flow from your current business. Oh wait … Continue reading

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New study: Canada overlooking (intentionally?) industry’s methane leaks.

Will oil, gas and frac companies heed old or new regulations to reduce their pollution? Think regulators in Canada will make companies heed regulations? AER and Alberta Environment didn’t have the guts to regulate illegal aquifer frac’er Encana/Ovintiv; they regulated … Continue reading

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Colorado: Will the AG, Phil Weiser, investigate Encana/Ovintiv entagled Crestone Peak Resources “foreign” hanky panky political funding via Canada’s Pension Plan Investment Board? Big Oil’s Rule of Law says he won’t.

Environmental group seeks investigation of Denver oil company’s political donations by Greg Avery, Aug 9, 2021, Denver Business Journal U.S. and Canadian branches of an environmental group are asking the Colorado Attorney General to investigate political contributions made by a … Continue reading

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Dr. Sandra Steingraber on IPCC AR6 Climate Report: “The science is clear: the fossil fuel industry needs to disappear from the face of the earth as soon as possible. … Promoting any expensive false solutions LIKE CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE is treachery.”

Michael E. Mann@MichaelEMann: Beef is 3% of global carbon emissions. ….fossil fuels are responsible for 67% of global carbon emissions. Robert Howarth@howarth_cornell: Add blue hydrogen from fossil gas with carbon capture to the list…. Robert Howarth@howarth_cornell: Note that Hydrogen Council … Continue reading

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U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Aghorn’s waterflood station, Odessa Texas: Four serious and willful workplace safety violations where Jacob Dean and wife were killed by sour gas

Many Safety Issues Found Where Texas Oilfield Worker Died from Gas Leak by Insurance Journal, May 6, 2021 In its report on the Oct. 26, 2019, hydrogen sulfide gas release that killed a Texas oilfield worker and his wife, the … Continue reading

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Gérard Montpetit on International Energy Agency (IEA) declaring: “As of 2021, all governments should stop approving new coal mines or oil and gas fields.” Is the Canadian Hydrogen Council trying to save Alberta’s tarshit by transforming it into hydrogen?

Sweet words from the Petroleum industry by Gérard Montpetit, Aug 7, 2021 Last May 18, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published an earthshaking report which traces the road map towards  “…net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2050 …As of 2021, all … Continue reading

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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

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Best letter to the Editor: “Fracking must be stopped. It poisons our drinking water and pollutes our air. … Health hazards cannot be prevented. … Laws do not protect people. No regulations protect people. The process is not safe. Fracking must be banned.”

Ban fracking for sake of humanity by Barbara Hughes, Las Vegas Sun, July 26, 2021 Fracking must be stopped. It poisons our drinking water and pollutes our air. More fracking means more deadly climate change. Health hazards cannot be prevented. When … Continue reading

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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

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Oil Patch Strategy of Obstruction on PFAS use: “Commission another government study” while they poison us, Like Canada’s Council of Canadian Academies’ frac panel cowardly concluded

2011 April: Ernst vs Encana lawsuit goes public 2011 August: The Council of Canadian Academies and Environment Canada to study hydraulic fracturing after group of harmed Albertans demand mortatorium 2014: Council of Canadian Academies Expert Frac Report: Provides more questions … Continue reading

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500 international, US, Canadian groups open letter to leaders to “reject carbon capture and storage.” CCS is high risk like frac’ing, another scam used by gov’ts to give oil and gas companies $billions of public money to produce more pollution

2013: Denbury fined $662,500 for Mississippi blowout of CO2 injected in high pressure enhanced oil recovery, So much carbon dioxide came out that it settled in hollows, suffocating deer and other animals Carbon Capture and Storage by Centre for International … Continue reading

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Health Canada: Poisoning Canadians to please Monsanto/Bayer, the oil patch and frac’ers?

Health Canada does not protect the health of Canadians, the agency protects polluters; it still has not publicly released their 2012 report on frac’ing hazards to the air we breath and water we drink. Higher concentrations of controversial herbicide glyphosate … Continue reading

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Canada: BRAVO! Quebec gov’t says no to harmful polluting money-wasting $14 Billion LNG in Saguenay, north of Quebec City, following *years* of opposition from citizens, Indigenous communities and environmental experts

Quebec nixes LNG facility that would have carried western natural gas to overseas markets, Premier Legault had initially supported the project, but it was met with widespread opposition by CBC News, Jul 21, 2021 The Quebec government has refused to … Continue reading

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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

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Manitoba Silica Sand Mining: “Sharp Dealings” by gov’ts serve CanWhite Sands Corp while trumping human right to safe water?

When corporate interests trump the human right to clean drinking water, A Manitoba case of concern by Don Sullivan, June 29, 2021, Canadian Dimension The business of silica sand extraction Silica sand mining has become big business, and there are two … Continue reading

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Argentina: “Trail of Impunity” Toxic frac waste scandal exposed as lawyers present new evidence

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

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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

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California: Oil industry lobby group demands groundwater protections stripped

California Oil Lobby Seeks to Strip Environmental Protections for Groundwater Amid Drought, The move could make it harder for landowners to sue companies that pollute water tables by Aaron Cantu, July 13, 2021, Capital & Main A prominent oil and … Continue reading

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700 groups ask Ireland to introduce resolution to UN General Assembly to ban frac’ing globally, highlights urgency with which human rights, climate, environmental and public-health impacts of frac’ing must be confronted. Dr. Edward Ketyer: “A global ban on fracking will improve public health and safety everywhere, not just in communities that have been damaged and scarred by unconventional oil and gas operations”

Over 700 Global Organizations Ask Ireland to Introduce a United Nations Resolution for a Ban on Fracking Press Release by International Frac Ban Coalition, July 15, 2021 DUBLIN, IRELAND — An international coalition of advocates, physicians and scientists have mobilized … Continue reading

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New Report: “Nightmare Contaminant” Forever Chemicals (PFAS) Use in Drilling & Frac’ing in More than 1,200 Wells in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming between 2012 and 2020, including by Encana (in Canada too?). Records obtained from US EPA under Freedom of Information Act. Did Encana now Ovintiv inject PFAS into Rosebud and Pavillion drinking water aquifers?

From Page 9 of the report (at the time of Encana’s illegal aquifer fracs in 2004 in Alberta, and aquifer fracs in Pavillion Wyoming, there was no Fracfocus yet. After it was implemented with great halleluja, propaganda, pomp and circumstance … Continue reading

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Will Horgan gov’t appeal Blueberry River First Nations cumulative impacts win? I think BC’s NDP will, they’ve proven they don’t give a damn about mitigating or reducing harms by the oil and gas industry, including site C dam.

Vaughn Palmer: First Nations hope B.C. won’t appeal key treaty ruling in B.C. Supreme Court, Opinion: Appeal likely as ruling could affect completion of the Site C dam project by Vaughn Palmer, Jul 08, 2021, Vancouver Sun VICTORIA — The … Continue reading

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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

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California Dreaming: Regulator denies Aera Energy (Shell & ExxonMobil joint venture) permits to frac in two Kern County oil fields to “protect public health and safety and environmental quality”

California oil regulators deny new fracking permits by The Associated Press, July 9, 2021, The Herald Sun California denied 21 oil drilling permits this week in the latest move toward ending fracking in a state that makes millions from the … Continue reading

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Blueberry River elected Chief Marvin Yahey said last week’s ruling proves BC “failed” to protect his Nation’s treaty rights and that Treaty 8 signatory nations “will not accept anything less than full enforcement of our rights.”

Lawyer Christopher Tollefson in his interview with CBC (at link below), this quote not included in the article: “I think the goal, reading between the lines, is to negotiate a settlement here.” Is that mainly what lawyers learn in law … Continue reading

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Super Polluter Canada: Where did our $1.7 Billion go? Into well clean-up or washed by Alberta’s UCP into pockets of CEOs and enabling lawfirms? “The public is likely paying for private companies’ pollution … a subsidy for oil and gas producers.”

One of the comments: Canadians should be outraged this travesty is allowed to continue – the resource extraction companies already are on the hook to clean up the well sites as a condition of bringing in the wells into production … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico: At least 66.3 million gallons frac waste dumped into the Gulf over a decade. U.S. EPA allows companies to discharge unlimited amounts of frac waste; Industry reports each frac releases about 21,480 gallons of waste, including biocides, polymers and solvents. “The failure to curb this major source of pollution is astounding and unacceptable.”

Offshore Fracking Report Finds Toxic Pollution in Gulf of Mexico, Over 3,000 Fracks, 66.3 Million Gallons of Fracking Waste Dumped Since 2010 Press Release by Centre for Biological Diversity, July 7,, 2021 NEW ORLEANS— A report released today by the Center for … Continue reading

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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

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Pieridae unable to meet key conditions necessary to make final investment decision on LNG Goldboro in Nova Scotia, blames pandemic (the company has failed at getting financing for years). Did Canada say no to Pieridae demanding nearly a billion of our dollars? That money is better spent finding the disappeared Indigenous women and children and suing the criminal churches.

AIMCo vomits out more mego loss in bad oil patch investiging? Or, was the $120 million a gift from Premier Jason Kenney to Pieridae CEO Alfred Sorensen, on pensioners’ toil? Others, such as Pieridae Energy, in which AIMCo has invested … Continue reading

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All those promised millions of frac jobs: Just another Big Lie

The fracking boom is over. Where did all the jobs go? Fracking created startlingly few jobs in Appalachia, and most of them no longer exist by Colin Jerolmack, July 1, 2021, MIT Technology Review Shale gas and oil extraction, also … Continue reading

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Ohio: More radioactive frac waste. More deregulation and lies by regulator?

Residents raise concerns about radioactive waste at business in Martins Ferry by Brittany Grego, June 30, 2021, WTOV9FOX BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — Concerns have been raised regarding radioactive waste at the Austin Master Services facility in Martins Ferry. Residents spoke out … Continue reading

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Eddie Mitchell of Love Leitrim, Republic of Ireland and farmer: “Fracking is toxic. Everybody gets that now. It is a mainstream view on the island of Ireland at this stage.”

Only a full ban can save Northern Ireland from the threat posed by fracking, Eddie Mitchell of Love Leitrim outlines concerns of border communities that fracking may be set to get back on the agenda in the North by Eddie … Continue reading

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Thank you Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, for standing strongly against the public paying to clean up oil and gas industry’s world-wide polluting life-threatening leaking abandoned dirty laundry: “It’s the industry that drilled the well. It’s the industry that made money from the well. It’s the industry that was supposed to follow regulations for proper design, proper construction, proper maintenance and ownership of that well forever — and now they are saying let the taxpayers pay for it? No. No. The money has to come from the shareholders. The money has to come from the coffers of the oil and gas industry. They made the mess. They clean it up”

It never ends: damning new study after study, contamination case after contamination case, home/water explosion after explosion, fire after fire, death after death while industry, its enabling regulators, judges, lawyers and politicians lie and lie to enable the harms. A … Continue reading

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Dr. Trevor Hancock to gov’ts: “Stop pandering to the large corporate welfare bums and actually do something to protect citizens from corporate-created harms.”

Stop subsidies to ‘corporate welfare bums’ that harm our health by Dr. Trevor Hancock, June 27, 2021, Victoria Times Colonist One of the frequent complaints by the proponents of neoliberal economics and small ­government and their corporate supporters is that … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Federal Competition Bureau seeks to block sale of Tervita Corp to Secure Energy Services: “Secure and Tervita are the two largest suppliers, and in many areas, the only suppliers of oil and gas waste services in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin”

Competition Bureau challenges proposed merger of rival Calgary oil service firms by Steve Jenkinson, June 30, 2021, Calgary Herald The federal Competition Bureau is seeking to block the sale of Tervita Corporation to Secure Energy Services, asserting the proposed merger … Continue reading

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Groups urging UN to adopt global frac ban say they’ve won backing of Ireland. Environnement Vert Plus spokesperson Pascal Bergeron in Canada: “could be a major game changer, and affect gas pipeline and LNG projects, among others, all across North America.”

Ireland presses UN to agree a global fracking ban by Mitchell Beer The Energy Mix, June 30, 2021, Climate News Network Campaign groups urging the United Nations to adopt a global fracking ban say they have won the backing of … Continue reading

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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.

Subject: PREMIER HORGAN! During a news conference on CHEK TV news last night did we really hear you use the words ‘CLIMATE CRISIS’? Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 15:01:16 +0000 From: Rosemary Baxter <email hidden; JavaScript is required> To: email … Continue reading

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Mysterious disease killing songbirds and owl in 6 states, sympoms include crusted-over eyes, blindness, seizures, loss of balance, head-bobbing, death within a day. Too much fossil fuel industry pollution spreading, dumped, oozing out, contaminating air, food, waterways and wells while $millions in public money is laundered into polluter pockets, enabling authorities and law firms via witch hunts by cruel idiots like Steve Allan & Jason Kenney?

**Is there a connection to the neurological disease severely sickening and killing humans in New Brunswick?** Mysterious Brain Syndrome Stumps Canadian Doctors, Six years after they were first reported, debilitating neurological symptoms have shaken the province of New Brunswick and … Continue reading

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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

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Frac’ing us to death, in many more ways than toxic chemicals injected into our drinking water aquifers and polluted into our air

Another factor to keep in mind in Colorado’s oil and gas communities — healthy minds, We must have a larger community vision where we promote health and realize that how we are operating right now leads to chronic stress, depression … Continue reading

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What’s in a picture? Compare Dogwood’s “Stop Funding Fracking” billboard in Vancouver to Sean Lennon/Yoko Ono’s in NYC “Imagine There’s No Fracking.” One enables frac’ing, the other does not. Can you see the difference?

2012: Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon “Imagine There’s No Fracking” message to Governor Cuomo on New York Billboard Two years later: 89-34 vote! New York Assembly passes fracking ban 2021 06 24: Dogwood’s “Horgan: Stop Funding Fracking” billboard at Vancouver intersection … Continue reading

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Drought makes California cut water for 4,300 rights holders, some will be entirely without while oil companies continue to remove billions of gallons of water from the hydrogeological cycle via frac’ing, and inject toxic waste into protected aquifers.

How much water goes into oil fracking in drought-stricken California? by Eric Ting, SFGATE, June 28, 2021 When California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced plans to ban hydraulic fracturing, a highly controversial method of oil and gas production more widely known as … Continue reading

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Nikiforuk: Who saved Alberta’s mountaintops and precious clean water? Albertans. “Coal Bullshit” Grassy Mountain project is dead. No thanks to Kenney Gov’t or regulators. annie_fiftyseven: “What a bloody circle-jerk.”

Thank you Mr. Nikiforuk for your exemplary reporting. I believe it’s the main reason Grassy Mountain is spared Rinehart’s greed and Kenney’s/UCP’s betrayals and idiocy. AER and the feds don’t give a shit about us, other species, water or the … Continue reading

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Racist Caveman Canada Frac Rape & LNG Pillage up next with Pieridae’s 5,000 worker camp 50 km from Paqtnkek First Nation? Women and children sacrificed to keep oil and gas polluting the world and CEO pockets bulging? Stop it! “Lead in Love” instead!

Dr. Sandra Steingraber: Frac’ing is not only systemic racism, It’s not only misogyny, It’s not only genocide against Indigenous people, It’s also hate against people who are queer. That’s just very plain in the frac’ing fields of the United States. … Continue reading

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AER says no to Grassy Mountain Coal Mine. Must be the “F*ck You Kenney, Mountains Not Mines” mugs going around, reporting by Andrew Nikiforuk, thousands of Albertans yelling “NO!” and study by Brad Stelfox et. al. because “Public Interest” is nowhere in REDA or AER’s mandate.

Did Kenney order AER to do this, because he’s been sliding deep into unpopular hell and wants to be re-elected? He’ll never make Prime Minister of Canada if Albertans turf him. Best comment to the CBC article below: Daphne Veilleux: … Continue reading

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New study: What a racket! USA fossil fuel (coal, natural gas, gasoline, diesel) producers benefit from $62 billion in subsidies annually, translates into large funds for individual companies due to relatively small number of producers.

The producer benefits of implicit fossil fuel subsidies in the United States by Matthew J. Kotchen, April 6, 2021, PNAS, 118 (14) e2011969118 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2011969118 Complete paper in PDF SignificanceThere are real and substantial financial implications to fossil fuel producers of … Continue reading

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Silica Dust is Deadly. Don’t let CanWhiteSands, any sand miner, frac’er or their enabling “regulators” tell you otherwise

Silica dust – does it really matter? by Jeremy Martin, June – July 2021, Hardscape Magazine Respirable crystalline silica dust has been a hot subject in the industry for some years now. I first heard rumbles about updated OSHA standards … Continue reading

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More frac bankruptcy stench and Encana/Ovintiv Hanky Panky with CPPIB? How many Steve Harper appointees on the Board?

Excellent question in comment by TedCruzAteMyKids: Why is CPP investing in capital intensive fracking operations especially when the past few years have seen shale and fracking burn investor cash? … CPPIB expands bet on Colorado fracking by joining new venture … Continue reading

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While oil & gas frac’ing’s unacceptable environmental and public health impacts continue, including permanently removing billions of gallons of drinking water from the hydrogeological cycle. Sick.

New federal policy restricts thermal coal mine projects, citing ‘unacceptable’ environmental impacts by Emma Graney, June 11, 2021, The Globe and Mail New and expanded thermal-coal mines are highly unlikely to get the green light under a policy change announced … Continue reading

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When will the frac’ing insanity stop? Worrying Rystad Energy frac quake analysis.

Treating the US oil industry’s dark water: As earthquakes increase, billions needed to switch course by Rystad Energy in Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide, June 14, 2021 A worrying Rystad Energy analysis of seismic activity in the US’ key oil producing … Continue reading

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John A. MacDonald and Egerton Ryerson going ape shit in their graves this carving not of them instead of Amanda Polchies, Mi’kmaw woman from Elispogtog First Nation, defending her community and drinking water from being raped by colonial frac’ers? Beautiful courage: “Wisp of Hope.”

Mi’kmaw artist picks iconic fracking protest photo for newest stone carving, ‘It was an image I’d always wanted to try to carve,’ says Steve Lawton by Nic Meloney, CBC News, Jun 13, 2021 Steve Lawton says he’s wanted to carve … Continue reading

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Here’s Why Your Gas Stove Is Killing You (and the frac-harmed)

“Natural” gas in North America now comes via hydraulic fracturing which is extremely polluting, anything but “natural,” harms many, and divides families and communities. Dr. Mary Wood: Once a frac’ing company goes into a community, they never leave. Long after … Continue reading

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“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

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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

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Must Watch Both: Bedrock Rights, film identifying how frac’ing harms and abrogates human rights and Conversation: Sandra Steingraber, biologist and Mary Wood, award-winning law prof

Dr. Mary Wood: Once a frac’ing company goes into a community, they never leave. Long after they have left, the contamination stays. Dr. Sandra Steingraber: Frac’ing is not only systemic racism, It’s not only misogyny, It’s not only genocide against … Continue reading

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