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ERNST: Justice Denied - Lawyers abandon case!

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:55 am
by Oscar
Justice Denied by Supreme Court of Canada for a UNANIMA International Woman of Courage

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Posted on February 7, 2017 by Website Admin

The UI family extends a hand of compassion and solidarity this month to our 2011 Woman of Courage, Jessica Ernst. At the time she received the award, Jessica was in the midst of a prolonged legal battle against EnCana, a natural gas producer whose fracking project had contaminated the drinking water in her home community and against the government of Alberta, Canada. She was also in pursuit of legal recourse against the Board of Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), the former government agency (now independent entity) responsible for ensuring the safety, responsibility, and efficiency of energy exploits in her province. Ernst accused the AER of a failure to investigate or address the concerns she presented and of denying her constitutional rights to a judicial pathway for the redress of grievances.

MUCH, MUCH MORE . . . . .

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Re: ERNST: Justice Denied for UNANIMA Int'l Woman of Courage

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:44 am
by Oscar
Another Setback in Landmark Fracking Case as Lawyers Pull Out

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Jessica Ernst’s 12-year legal battle over water contamination no nearer resolution.

By Andrew Nikiforuk , August 8, 2019 |

Andrew Nikiforuk’s book on the Ernst case, Slick Water, won a Science in Society Journalism Award from the U.S. National Association of Science Writers in 2016.

(‘What I have learned is that Canada’s legal system is a farce,’ says Jessica Ernst. Photo by Kim Silfving. )

Jessica Ernst has spent 12 years and $400,000 pursuing a lawsuit against the Alberta fracking industry and its regulator.

Now her Ontario lawyer has let go most of his staff and given up the case.

“I was shocked and felt terribly betrayed,” said Ernst. “The legal system doesn’t want ordinary people in it. They don’t want citizens who will not gag and settle out of court for money so corporations and government can continue their abuse.”