Fracking Causes Earthquakes

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Does Fracking cause earthquakes? Yes, fracking causes earthquakes.

This novel, From Thine Own Well, is a response to Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA) and the reality that fracking causes earthquakes.

The Peel Watershed is a prisine area in Yukon, Canada. 14% of Yukon drains and flows into the Beaufort Sea via the […]

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Fracking The Great White North

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I just read, with interest, a blog post by Jessa Gamble on the Last Word On Nothing blog, titled, Fracking The Great White North.

In it she discusses the advent and growth of the oil industry in Canada and now the subsequent clamour over natural gas. She discusses the concerns, fears and beliefs around fracking […]

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Book Signing at Ten Old Books, Duncan

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Book Signing with Author Norm Hamilton From Thine Own Well Come to Ten Old Books in the Duncan Garage in downtown Duncan, BC on August 30, 3014 1pm to 3pm Bring your copy and have it signed or pick up a copy while you are there. Join in the discussion on economy and the environment. […]

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BC to Allow China to Use Foreign Workers for LNG Industry

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In From Thine Own Well the corporate interests override the needs of the citizens.

Employment is one of the needs of any citizenry. In an article in the Vancouver Sun by Rob Shaw, published July 25, 2014, reports that the BC government has capitulated and will allow China to use foreign workers to build Liquefied […]

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China Now Has Buyer’s Remorse in Oil Patch

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Is this another case of life imitating art? Is the foundation being laid to file lawsuits if the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) of 2012 is ratified?

An article written by Jeffrey Jones in the Globe and Mail on August 17, 2014 indicates that the Chinese investors are becoming dissatisfied with their return […]

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Environmentalists Split on Fracking

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“…environmentalists have essentially been split into two camps: those who believe the process must be stopped at all costs, and those who believe drilling is inevitable, and so it’s better to work with industry on making it safer for the environment. “

This statement comes from an article in Aljazeera America by Peter […]

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Scientific Case Against Fracking Getting Stronger

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The dangers of fracking are part of what prompted me to write From Thine Own Well. Interestingly, the results of research and studies since writing it are increasingly proving my concerns to be accurate.

How things have changed. Nowadays, explains Cornell University engineering professor Anthony Ingraffea on the latest installment of the Inquiring […]

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Mount Polley Mine Disaster – Life Imitates Art

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An unprecedented disaster.

On Monday, August 4, 2014, the tailings pond at the Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia busted wide open, spilling billions of litres of toxic sludge into Hazeltine Creek and on to Quesnel Lake. From there it entered the Quesnel River where it will eventually meet the mighty Fraser and flow […]

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Prophetic or Historic

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I hope this work of futuristic fiction doesn’t become the precursor for a historical document.

As I have stated elsewhere, From Thine Own Well is a creation of my observations, imagination, fears, and biases. It is not intended to be prophetic.

However, some my concerns that culminated in the creation of From Thine Own Well […]

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Peel Watershed – An Exercise in Futility

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The Peel Watershed has been offered up like a sacrificial lamb.

Is it possible the sanctity of the Peel Watershed in Yukon has been surrendered because of Foreign Investment Protection Agreements (FIPA)?

Was more than one level of government responsible for the decision?

Although the novel, From Thine Own Well, was not intended to be […]

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