doctorow at June 30th, 2014 11:53 — #1
acerplatanoides at June 30th, 2014 12:12 — #2
cue the cavalcade of concerned conservatives, questioning the idea of local rule, now that it is convenient.
lolipop_jones at June 30th, 2014 12:21 — #3
Sounds to me as if the drilling companies have not done enough to share the wealth.
Surely there are some city council members whose childrens' college funds could use a boost. It's the American way!!
lolipop_jones at June 30th, 2014 12:24 — #4
Now that I have two producing gas wells on my property (where I own the mineral rights), I'm thinking of becoming an anti-fracking activist.
Seems reasonable that putting 5-10 percent of my royalties into discouraging production anywhere else would be money well spent. If it works for the Saudis, why not me??
acerplatanoides at June 30th, 2014 12:29 — #5
Have you considered forming a well regulated militia?
retiredcableguy at June 30th, 2014 21:59 — #6
This morning's ruling from New York State's highest court, holding that towns can ban fracking in city limits, is a huge setback for petrocratic rule.
So which is it -- city or town? In the State of New York, the terms "city" and "town" are not synonymous. A city can be located inside of a town, or it can even overlap the boundaries of two or more towns. The towns form a contiguous web extending across the entire state while cities are independent corporate entities that are not necessarily contiguous and may be widely separated.
newliminted at July 1st, 2014 00:16 — #7
Towns respond by not passing any such laws, in deference to the people more important than humans.
doctorow at July 5th, 2014 11:53 — #8
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