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New Vision
22-02-2013, 07:37 PM
Jessica Ernst is a Canadian scientist with 30 years of petroleum industry experience. She is presently suing the Alberta government, the Energy Resources Conservation Board, and Encana Corporation for negligence and unlawful activities related to hydraulic fracturing and contamination of well water. Her claim alleges that Encana broke multiple provincial laws and regulations and contaminated an aquifer that supplied drinking water to her Rosebud, Alberta community. Ms. Ernst tells her story of “living frac’d” and presents both industry and regulatory research showing the impact of industry-caused gas migration into ground water.

https://sites.google.com/site/frackingireland/_/rsrc/1361467337389/events/fracking-poster%20jessica-ernst-21-02-13.jpg (https://sites.google.com/site/frackingireland/events)


https://sites.google.com/site/shalegasbulletinireland/_/rsrc/1358967225564/config/customLogo.gif?revision=5 (https://sites.google.com/site/shalegasbulletinireland/)

Shale Gas Bulletin Ireland (https://sites.google.com/site/shalegasbulletinireland/)

Issue No. 2 - February 15, 2013 (https://sites.google.com/site/shalegasbulletinireland/all-previous-issues/issue-2---february-15-2013)

After her very well-received visit to Ireland (https://sites.google.com/site/frackingireland/a-look-at-canada) in February 2012, Jessica Ernst will return to Ireland in early March for a more extended speaking tour (http://frackingfreeireland.org/upcoming-events/).

Ms. Ernst is a Canadian scientist with 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry, who has had personal experience of the risks posed by hydraulic fracking.

She is suing the Alberta government, the energy regulator and EnCana for negligence and unlawful activities (http://www.ernstversusencana.ca/), alleging that EnCana contaminated a shallow aquifer with natural gas and toxic chemicals.

1/2-Truth and Consequences of Fracking - YouTube

Jessica's presentation schedule is as follows:


Saturday 2nd March, presentation of “Fracking Community” in Leitrim Village Community Center, Leitrim Village, near Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim, 7pm

Monday 4th March, presentation of “Fracking Community” in the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare, at 8pm

Wednesday 6th March, Peter Froggatt Center, Queens University, Belfast, 7pm

Thursday 7th March- United Reformed Church, St George's Rd. St Anne's, Lancs. , FY8 2AE

Friday 8th March, Balcombe Church of England Primary School, London Road, Balcombe, RH17 6HS 8pm to 10pm

Sunday 10th March, Our Natural Resources - Not for Sale. Organised by Save Our Seafront and supported by An Taisce and other organisations. Jessica Ernst will speak at this event, time to be confirmed 11.30 to 5.30 in the Gresham Hotel on O'Connell Street

Monday 11th March, NUI Maynouth, 1pm Room to be confirmed

Monday evening, 11th March, to be hosted by FOE, time and venue TBC

Contact: [email protected]

New Vision
22-02-2013, 07:40 PM
Please take your time and send this Application for a Licence Not to Frack Ireland (https://sites.google.com/site/frackingireland/ApplicationLicenceNotToFrackIreland-1.pdf) to the ministers by post or at least by email.

([email protected] and Minister.O'[email protected])

Deadline: 28 February !

Thank you very much.


=> Apply for a Frack Free Leitrim (http://www.leitrimobserver.ie/news/local/apply-for-a-frack-free-leitrim-1-4780158) (Leitrim Observer)

C. Flower
22-02-2013, 07:42 PM
That's a big tour and looks very interesting.

New Vision
23-02-2013, 03:08 AM
That's a big tour and looks very interesting.

That's a big tour indeed. We're very glad to have Jessica back this year. She visited Ireland in February 2012 and gave an interview to RTÉ Primetime.

=> https://sites.google.com/site/frackingireland/a-look-at-canada

New Vision
23-02-2013, 04:16 AM
UNANIMA International, a UN Economic and Social Council accredited NGO working for international justice at the United Nations, celebrates its 10th Anniversary today (Oct. 1) by presenting its annual WOMAN OF COURAGE award to Jessica Ernst of Rosebud, Alberta, internationally known for her efforts to hold companies accountable for environmental harm done by "fracking".

Woman of Courage Award 2011 (http://www.unanima-international.org/eng/what-we-do/programs/women-and-children/woman-of-courage-award)


Jessica Ernst received the 2011 UNANIMA International Woman of Courage award at the October 2011 opening of its ten-year anniversary celebration. A biologist and environmental activist, Jessica began her career as a patch-oil consultant. When the natural gas producer EnCana introduced fracking practices in the Calgary region, she was a major voice in exposing its harmful effects in other areas of Alberta, Canada after seeing her own household contaminated with pollutants. At great personal cost, she took the issue publicly, exposing Encana’s violations in provincial laws to carry out hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from the area. In April 2011 she released a statement of claim in a lawsuit Ernst v. Encana, alleging that EnCana “failed to follow the investigation and enforcement processes that they had established and publicized.”

Website: www.ernstversusencana.ca (http://www.ernstversusencana.ca)

New Vision
26-02-2013, 05:33 AM
More events:

https://sites.google.com/site/frackingireland/_/rsrc/1361847956030/events/fracking%20Enis%204%20March%202013.jpg (https://sites.google.com/site/frackingireland/a-look-at-canada)

https://sites.google.com/site/frackingireland/_/rsrc/1361848650543/events/PBP%20Nat%20Resources%20Conf%20OUTLINES.jpg (https://sites.google.com/site/frackingireland/a-look-at-canada)

New Vision
28-02-2013, 11:25 PM
In relation to visiting speaker Jessica Ernst (https://sites.google.com/site/frackingireland/a-look-at-canada/)'s experiences, the document below outlines her evidence and argument against fracking in Alberta. It's not easy reading.

=> https://sites.google.com/site/frackingireland/a-look-at-canada/2012-01-12-updated-gas-migration-paper-Ernst-to-NYDEC.pdf

New Vision
11-03-2013, 05:52 AM
https://sites.google.com/site/frackingireland/_/rsrc/1361847956030/events/fracking%20Enis%204%20March%202013.jpg (https://sites.google.com/site/frackingireland/a-look-at-canada)

Here the recording:

Fracking Community: Actions & Omissions Speak Louder than Words

Jessica Ernst talking about fracking - YouTube