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Forum Post: NY Towns & Cities Can Ban Fracking, Court Rules

Posted 7 years ago on June 30, 2014, 2:47 p.m. EST by Nevada1 (5843)
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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 years ago

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[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (5843) 7 years ago

Thanks DKA, Excellent----Love seeing this, again and again. Signed & Shared. And on TV---Thrilling.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 years ago

Good to see something to combat all of the fossil fuel propaganda. Daymn but there is a lot of FF propaganda hitting the airwaves even the Koch's have a propaganda piece out about themselves now. The heat is being turned up and the toxic ones are feeling the growing awareness & displeasure of the public.

[-] 0 points by 99nproud (2697) 7 years ago

Fighting fracking in FL Court


A viable path in our existential battle to end pollution from burning fossil fuels.

In compliment.


[-] 0 points by turbocharger (1756) 7 years ago

Its amazing that some communities would be as short sighted as to start fracking in their own backyards.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 years ago

Huh - cool - sanity not completely dead - yet. Lets hope that this is a case of pandemic-ally virulently contagious sanity - Hey?

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 7 years ago

Yes. Nice to get some good news. It is a start.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 years ago

One that with any luck at all will spread like wild fire in a high wind.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 7 years ago

This could be big. Start with town/city level, then county, then state.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 years ago

Will the stupreme corp(se) fuck this up as well? or will Cuomo save the corp(se) the effort? Only time will tell. I personally pray for fracking "BANs" continued and growing success.

[-] 1 points by trashyharry (3084) from Waterville, NY 7 years ago

There are many landowners who are willing to keep sinking money into lawsuits for years to come.Cuomo will probably not do anything until he has been re-eiected to whatever is the next office he would be running for.I am sure that Cuomo plans to run for president one fine day.We will probably end up with a patchwork of frac-no frac zones.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 years ago

What really bites - and may make the overall difference in the long run = when an aquifer is fracked-up - it does not hold to any established governmental boundaries - nope - one portion poisoned = it is all poisoned.

[-] 0 points by trashyharry (3084) from Waterville, NY 7 years ago

I think it will be a really long time before the water quality is contaminated up here.You would have to have considerable areas of totally industrialized country for about 10 years before it would be measurable.Also,due to hydraulics,the contamination would tend to concentrate in certain areas-not always the immediate frac zone,either.Even so,a contaminated aquifer can't be cleaned up and will never get better on its own.So people will drink it and use it.That's Capitalism.

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 years ago

I think it will be a really long time before the water quality is contaminated up here.You would have to have considerable areas of totally industrialized country for about 10 years before it would be measurable

Faster than one might think = hundreds of thousands of fracking wells busting up the bedrock ( underlying the aquifers ) to extract oil and LNG - the process itself being toxic as well as the escaped fossil fuel from the process. Watch gas land - it didn't take long to frack-up those peoples water.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 years ago

Yep - then states - then country - then countries - then world.

It has to happen - sooner rather than later.