doctorow — 2014-06-30T11:53:14-04:00 — #1
acerplatanoides — 2014-06-30T12:12:00-04:00 — #2
cue the cavalcade of concerned conservatives, questioning the idea of local rule, now that it is convenient.
lolipop_jones — 2014-06-30T12:21:06-04:00 — #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 — 2014-06-30T12:24:06-04:00 — #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 — 2014-06-30T12:29:40-04:00 — #5
Have you considered forming a well regulated militia?
retiredcableguy — 2014-06-30T21:59:03-04:00 — #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 — 2014-07-01T00:16:41-04:00 — #7
Towns respond by not passing any such laws, in deference to the people more important than humans.
doctorow — 2014-07-05T11:53:23-04:00 — #8
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