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Fracking Lawyer to Judge: 'You can't let this suit go forward. It will expose all of the crimes the industry has committed.'

Alberta Moves to Strike Down Ernst's Fracking Lawsuit
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Landmark case could spark a flood of litigation against the province, lawyer argues.

An Alberta government lawyer argued in court this week that Jessica Ernst's lawsuit on hydraulic fracturing and groundwater contamination should be struck down on the grounds that it would open a floodgate of litigation against the province.

"There could be millions or billions of dollars worth of damages," argued Crown counsel Neil Boyle.

Seven years ago, oil patch consultant Ernst sued Alberta Environment, the Energy Resources Conservation Board and Encana, one of Canada's largest shale gas drillers, over the contamination of her well water and the failure of government authorities to properly investigate the contamination.

The $33-million lawsuit alleges that Encana was negligent in the fracking of shallow coal seams; that the ERCB breached Ernst's freedoms under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and that Alberta Environment performed a problem-plagued investigation in bad faith.

http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/04/18/Anti-Fracking-Suit/

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"The $33-million lawsuit alleges that Encana was negligent in the fracking of shallow coal seams"

If they did infact frac into the groundwater it was due to their on negligence, as stated. However the majority of frac jobs are not done at shallow depths.. Please understand that most reservoirs are several thousand feet below groundwater and these risks disappear. Is there a link to the full article??

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."

-Thomas Jefferson

Also remember

98.6% of all the worlds oil is OWNED BY GOVERNEMENTS. Not business'. So that would explain the motivation from a technological standpoint. How can a backwards bureaucracy compete with a business that operates a R&D budget. And since the US is the only country fracking.... Yeah, definitely not a bias.

BTW the government already stepped in with the "safe clean dfinking water act" ROFL Considering that without oil/chemicals in the watersheds already and people don't drink the water I wouldn't trust these people to wipe my butt.

(Propaganda is like the hot stick to the rear of a toad. Better think before you jump)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safe_Drinking_Water_Act

If we stopped fracking tomorrow.

Our economy would literally be in the dumpster.(unless we actually want to pay the debt ourselves, rather than tariffs) I wonder why there isn't many geophysicist coming out in favor of this. Infact why is it the only scientist that come forward are usually Suad's? (my guess is their running out of oil, but not money. They can convince anyone to believe anything it seems. Waiting for the Matt Damon movie post.)

How people can be so dumb thinking that oil isn't natural and yet one of the moons in our solar system has 3/4 of it's surface covered in the stuff and there is no life on the planet. (no could there of ever of been. Don't give me underground water conspiracies or hollow earths)

There is bacteria eating oil -- but not oil making bacteria. We need oil to live. We cannot live without it. For those that want to go back to the 13th century go live in mexico. Seriously pretty sure fracking is illegal there, along with everything else.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/media/cassini-2008...

All hail the mighty Economy!

I remember studying what we 'need' to live, and this was back in the first grade or so. OIL was not mentioned. I remember the sun, food, shelter, and water, but no oil. So, no we don't need oil to 'live'.

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Why a downvote?

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beephree

More "Too Big To Jail"

What happened to the idea of "rule of law"?

I'm not sure I understand

You mean the law should apply equally to everybody no matter how rich or powerful they are? That's just crazy talk.

Yeah...

Crazy talk bordering on terroristic threats...

NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.