Now that’s conservative

Gas Free at Sen Gillibrand in PYA coalition of radical activists would make Western NY a separate state, so they could flaunt their guns and frack the environment. This would make Western NY resemble Appalachia of the 1930s. Now that’s conservative.

http://www.stargazette.com/story/news/local/2015/08/24/secession-rally/32294077/

http://www.stargazette.com/story/news/local/2015/08/25/water-pollution-methane-fine-gas/32327823/

 

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12 Responses to Now that’s conservative

  1. Maureen Harding says:

    This is not the first time…Promoters and shareholders of the “New York Genesee Land Company” claimed to have leased the then Massachusetts lands from the Indians for 999 years at the annual rental of $2000 in Spanish dollars. In 1788, two months before the Phelps and Gorham sale, and before the extinguishment of Indian Title, Dr. Caleb Benton and John Livingston petitioned the New York Legislature to recognize the lease. The petition was peremptorily rejected. The same promoters and shareholders then lavished presents on both Indians and politicians to win favor (sound familiar?). They even suggested the formation of a separate state which resulted in one of the members was jailed on a charge of treason. After several attempts for relief for the Genesee Land Company, nothing ever came of it. This is the never-ending tale of greed and speculation. It was unpopular then just as now.

  2. whungerford says:

    It is especially galling that the radicals presume to represent the people of upstate NY.

  3. Anne says:

    I’m tired of waiting for them to secede. Time to evict them.

  4. Deb Meeker says:

    Nice juxtaposition between the two citations.
    Do we suppose Rep Reed will be present or represented at this rally? These appear to be all groups that he heartily supports individually.
    The fines listed in the second article seem paltry for the damage the fracking companies did to the lands and peoples lives.

  5. BOB McGILL says:

    but you ARE A RADICAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. BOB McGILL says:

    http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3619

    … Pa., produced groundwater with elevated concentrations of naturally occurring dissolved methane, … the presence of naturally occurring methane in some private …
    😛

  7. whungerford says:

    If you say so, Bob, but not the secession kind of radical.

  8. whungerford says:

    “These were complex and lengthy investigations that took a considerable amount of time to resolve, but the department was able to conclusively determine that methane gas from natural gas wells had migrated off-site and impacted private wells serving homes and hunting clubs,” said John Ryder, the DEP’s director of district oil and gas operations.

  9. BOB McGILL says:

    THAT’S WHAT DOWNSTATERS SAY

  10. BOB McGILL says:

    Aug 28, 2014 … The Department of Environmental Protection on Thursday posted online links to … some where a single drilling operation impacted multiple water wells. … Tioga, Lycoming, and Bradford counties in the northeast portion of the state. … He said many of the problems were related to surface spills, not drilling.

  11. BOB McGILL says:

    I also found this, “Pennsylvania DEP Data Distorted by Fractivists”
    “The reason the number is likely to be overstated is that Section 208 of the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act includes a Presumption of Liability rule that states a well is presumed to have caused pollution or diminution of a water supply located within 2,500 feet of a well (was 1,000 feet before). That means the oil and gas company is held liable regardless of actual responsibility unless it can prove otherwise. It’s one of the very few areas of law where one is required to prove their innocence.”

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