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New York Judge Upholds Fracking Ban in Towns


Environment  (tags: Fracking, frack is whack, activism, activists, destruction, ecosystems, green, conservation, water, pollution, nature, habitat, habitatdestruction, energy, pollution, wildlife, healthconditions )

Cal
- 670 days ago - reuters.com
In a blow to the oil and gas industry, a judge has ruled small towns in New York have the authority to ban drilling -- including the controversial method known as fracking -- within their borders.



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Mary Riley (937)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 12:55 am
Thanks Cal, good news is hard to come by!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:12 am
Good to hear, too bad all states have there own constitutions so this might or might not apply to other states.
 

Christeen Anderson (538)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:18 am
Yea. This is great news.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 5:14 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 5:52 am
Every town or city should have the right.In fact it should just be banned period. What idiot (greedy bastard) thought up such a ludicrous method anyway?
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 6:26 am
Good news! Why don't these companies propose solar, wind power systems?
 

Alice C. (1797)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 6:37 am
Thanks for the good news Cal ! Will share.
 

Bee S. (226)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 11:05 am
noted
 

Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 11:31 am
Great news-thanks!
 

Mitchell D. (130)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 12:02 pm
This is nice news, perhaps a legal precedent has been laid down, on this issue.
Dan and Ttina, I believe you have called a spade a spade, in this case. Its' greedy bastard power company execs!
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 12:31 pm
Very good news!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 12:43 pm
Good new, thanks!
 

michelle t. (41)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 1:40 pm
Well done
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (280)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 1:43 pm
Great news Thanks Cal
 

Aaron Bouchard (139)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 2:35 pm
Noted thanks
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 3:53 pm
Noted w/thanks for the good news, Cal.
 

Sheila S. (66)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:01 pm
Great News! Please join in the following Call for Action from Katie Kiefer of Food & Water Watch:

"Did you watch President Obama's inauguration speech on Monday? We were glad to hear a bold call to action on climate change but it's our job to make sure that the true clean energy future we all envision does not include fracking."

They are trying to generate 10,000 calls to President Obama on 1/25 to plead that he take a stand against the oil and gas industry, timed before he makes his State of the Union address. WILL YOU HELP?

Can you make a quick call White House at 877-252-4545 between 9am- 5pm EST? Request the President not pursue policies that promote fracking and the export of natural gas. We need to ban fracking now!
Thank you!!!!
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:25 pm
Thanks.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:43 pm
" "Nowhere in the legislative history (of the state oil and gas law) is there any suggestion that the legislature intended -- as argued by Anschutz -- to encourage the maximum ultimate recovery of oil and gas...or to preempt local zoning authority," Rumsey wrote."

Keep banning fracking!
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:55 pm
Good news , great Judge !!
 

John B. (158)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 5:28 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Dan Wiessner. Great news and kudos to Supreme Court Justice Phillip Rumsey.
 

Winn Adams (199)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 6:40 pm
Good news!
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 8:38 pm
Good news.
 

Pamela C. (75)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 11:16 pm
It is just the first step, but it is an important one.
 

Nimue Pendragon (269)
Friday January 25, 2013, 12:54 am
Noted.
 

Natasha Salgado (563)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:23 am
WOW WOW WOW
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Friday January 25, 2013, 7:04 am
noted
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Friday January 25, 2013, 7:17 am
Bravo!
 

Melania Padilla (180)
Friday January 25, 2013, 9:32 am
Great, thanks
 

Dana W. (9)
Friday January 25, 2013, 7:38 pm
To many people fracking may seem like a reasonable and method of generating energy, but I think they are ignorant of or uncaring of the possibly disastrous effects fracking would cause to the environment and the health of nearby communities.

Only 2% of our planet's water is drinkable - if there isn't any useable water to drink or bathe in, water to irrigate our farms, cheap gasoline won't seem so important.
 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:07 pm
Thanks, Cal. It sounds great.
 
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