Setback for First Nations protestors in Canada

Keeping up with the First Nations protests in Canada–

A judge has ruled that indigenous protestors are not to interfere with fracking by SWN….even though it is on Mi’kmaq land.

There are other ways to silence free speech and protests.

A video here on the damage already being done just by exploration.  He describes the water from the broken aquifer as having an oily consistency.  I hope that he has taken samples of the water for testing. And that he goes back in the Spring to access the damage to the Earth, plants, and wildlife.

From the piece:

Water Flowing from Shotholes or Testholes

Requirements when water comes to surface or flows from shotholes or testholes

1(1)If water is released from an aquifer or stratum while drilling a shothole or testhole and comes to the surface or flows from the shothole or testhole, the permittee shall, without undue delay, notify the Minister and ensure that all drilling on the flowing hole is discontinued, that no explosive charge is loaded into the shothole and that the flow of water is confined to the aquifer or original stratum in accordance with section 2 of this Schedule or in a manner proposed by the permittee and approved by the Minister.

1(2)If water is released from an aquifer or stratum and comes to the surface or flows from a shothole or testhole following the drilling of the testhole or the drilling or detonation of the shothole, the permittee shall, without undue delay, notify the Minister and ensure that the flow of water is confined to the aquifer or original stratum in accordance with section 2 of this Schedule or in a manner proposed by the permittee and approved by the Minister.

1(3)If a shothole is flowing before an explosive charge is detonated, the permittee shall ensure that the charge is detonated.

1(4)Without undue delay, the geophysical licensee shall submit to the Minister a report, on a form provided by the Minister, with respect to each flowing shothole or testhole

(a)after the flow of water has been confined to the aquifer or original stratum under subsections (1) and

(2), or (b)after reasonable attempts have been made to confine the flow of water to the aquifer or original stratum under subsections (1) and (2).

1(5)If, after reasonable attempts have been made, the flow of water from a shothole or testhole cannot be confined in accordance with section 2 of this Schedule, the geophysical licensee shall, as soon as possible, submit to the Minister for his or her approval a plan for the control and management of the flow of water.

1(6)If water flows from a shothole or testhole when drilling operations are in progress, the permittee shall ensure that the process referred to in subsection 2(2) of this Schedule is complied with when any subsequent shotholes or testholes in the sequence are drilled.”

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Anonymous has this posted on the Warriors being held in solitary confinement.

Parents being arrested for protecting their children’s water….for protecting the future.

Finally, Idle No More has this up for anyone wishing to help the Elsipogtog.

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