Now I understand that the folks at the AER place seem to be confused when ordinary citizens ask for information as we haven't been asking anything for 44 years, but surely the request that Stewart made is clear?
He wants to know of all the boo boos that have been documented by the AER and its earlier metamorphic forms.
He wants a list of mistakes made by fracking companies that resulted in say -the well water on fire in Rosebud, the poisoning of families as in Diana Daunheimer's case, the non-disclosure agreements for fracked property. That kind of thing. It seems clear enough to me what Stewart is asking. But maybe the AER needs to have a few visuals? Let me go look for some.
1) Here is a website where ordinary families yap about fracking hell:
What about the Safety of our Water?
life giving, sacred, precious resource.
• Precautionary Principal:
2) Here is a website where Jessica Ernst must spend most of her life going endlessly to court--to inform an indifferent public so that the dangers of fracking are clear to all of us.
3) Here is another mummy trying to save her family from fracking hell.
This is how it was in the beginning:
And this is how it is now:
2014 03 13 Diana Daunheimer Hydraulic Fracturing Presentation to ASRF
Sometimes images are worth more than any piece of information. You see what is happening to these poor families and it is not right.
So these were a few of the cases I reviewed to decide for myself that there are problems being experienced by rural Albertans that are going to be coming to urban areas. The good stuff is gone. So the oil and gas companies will go wherever they can to get the hard stuff. Lethbridge has already been through the whirlwind of troubles experienced by the rural citizens of Alberta that have been largely ignored or marginalized by the PCs because --money has to be made and who cares about future cancers?
My feeling is that this emission junk is going to cause future cancers and I don't believe that the industry is 100% accident free. That would be impossible. So I believe fracking accidents have happened and that was the information that Stewart was asking for.
What did the AER do in response to his request?
They got their big shot lawyer to blow him off.
The AER is like the AHS place. At the AHS place, they have a super duper lawyer following our e-mails now and we are to understand that AHS and Alberta Health are concerned that this mummy might write the truth about them and so they want the Legal Counsel to manage the business.
In the case of poor Stewart, he doesn't blog so the AER folks send him a nasty get lost letter and that is that.
But the energy minister is now asking for all the information. So will the AER folks tell her to get lost?
At the AHS we are told to FOIP off.
At the AER, Stewart is told to FRACK off.
But at the ENERGY department, will the minister get the information citizens can't get?
I am especially interested in finding out what the basewater testing results are for the Rosebud area.
Surely the AER has these results?
And if so how can they then explain the well water on fire business?
Will the new energy minister be gutsy like Jessica Ernst or will she wimp out?
I'm betting the NDP will wimp out.
It's too bad that this is the case.
We absolutely need to have groundwater testing done--not only baseline water testing, but during fracking and after fracking. Why? We want data to prove that there has been changes in the water so that folks like Jessica Ernst are not bankrupted by the stalling tactics of big oil companies when they are taken to court for fracking contamination. We also want tracers in the fracking cocktails to prove that contamination is due to company A versus company B. Why would we not want to protect the ordinary citizens of Alberta? We absolutely must have such safeguards in place and luckily enough for the fracking companies these changes will not cost them a major chuck of cash and might actually prove their record of 100% safety through out the history of fracking. Why would they not want baseline water testing and use of the fracking tracers? It would be proof of their good record would it not be?
As for the data that the AER is going to provide the Energy minister? I do hope they don't tell the minister to FRACK OFF as they told poor Stewart.