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Judge rules Alberta can be sued over fracking allegations, province may appeal

ROSEBUD, Alta. – A judge has ruled an Alberta woman who says her well is so contaminated with methane that the water can be set on fire can sue the province over hydraulic fracturing on her property. 105 more words

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Rosebud woman can sue province for impact of fracking

The Alberta government cannot claim immunity against a lawsuit by a landowner who claims an energy company’s operations contaminated her drinking water supply.

The new ruling allows Rosebud-area resident and oilpatch consultant Jessica Ernst to move forward with her multimillion-dollar actions against Encana’s hydraulic fracturing and Alberta Environment’s oversight, and could clear the way for similar claims by other landowners, her lawyer said. 279 more words

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Judge rules landowner can sue government in landmark fracking case

A landmark lawsuit that challenges the lax regulation of hydraulic fracturing in Canada has just scored a major victory. In a lengthy decision, Alberta Chief Justice Neil Wittmann dismissed all key arguments made by the government of Alberta against the lawsuit of Jessica Ernst, including the fear that it may unleash a flood of lawsuits against a government that is heavily dependent on hydrocarbon revenue. 802 more words

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Encana Corporation Update

ECA : NYSE : US$21.59
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Encana goes big in Texas with $5.9 billion Athlon acquisition

Energy producer Encana has agreed to pay $5.9 billion to buy Texas-based Athlon Energy, a deal that gives the Canada-based company a prime position in the largest crude oil producing region in the U.S. 272 more words

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Calgary-based Encana to buy Athlon Energy for $7.1-billion

CALGARY – Encana Corp. has agreed to buy Texas-based Athlon Energy in a friendly takeover worth about US$7.1 billion.

The Calgary-based natural gas producer will pay nearly US$6 billion in cash and assume about US$1.15 billion of Athlon’s debt. 55 more words

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