On June 30, 2014, the Court of Appeals handed down a landmark decision, ruling that New York municipalities have the right to keep fracking out of their borders, a victory for Dryden and communities across the state. The town of Dryden had fought fracking. And, at long last, they had won.
“I thought the industry was so powerful and that there was nothing I could do,” said McRae. “Then I learned there was something I could do just by talking to my neighbors.” (in Dryden, New York)
“The town has a very strong case. Previous courts have ruled that localities retain their longstanding power to regulate land use, including by prohibiting industrial activities such as gas development in their communities. We’ll do everything we can to ensure this victory stands.”
After Dryden passed their ban more than 170 other towns in New York followed suit. The fate of those towns—and many more that hoped to pass bans—hung in the balance as the case advanced through the legal system.
As the Dryden case advanced, winning in two lower courts, other communities started to take action. In addition to the more than 170 towns in New York, communities in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio and California have all taken action to protect their local communities from fracking.
Attorney Goldberg (Deborah Goldberg, EarthJustice.org, argues before the Court of Appeals on June 3, 2014) argued that the New York State Legislature had not, in a 1981 law, granted the oil and gas industry the right to override long-held zoning powers of municipalities. “The idea that this industry would get the extreme and unprecedented right that no other industry has ever received in the state of New York simply because we want to promote the oil and gas industry” makes no sense, she said. “We’re not promoting it at all costs.” Read more…
Anti-Fracking Win in N.Y. Court May Deal Blow to Industry Read more…
The earlier resolution banning GMO will come into full effect in July 2014. “It is necessary to ban GMOs, to impose moratorium (on) it for 10 years. While GMOs will be prohibited, we can plan experiments, tests, or maybe even new methods of research could be developed. It has been proven that not only in Russia, but also in many other countries in the world, GMOs are dangerous. Methods of obtaining the GMOs are not perfect, therefore, at this stage, all GMOs are dangerous. Consumption and use of GMOs obtained in such way can lead to tumors, cancers and obesity among animals. Bio-technologies certainly should be developed, but GMOs should be stopped. We should stop it from spreading. ” – Irina Ermakova, VP of Russia’s National Association for Genetic Safety
VLA Comment: I would wish that Russia would turn organic. However, in my opinion, It is Russia’s signal to those is the know, that it is a strategy to undermine the United State’s plan to get a big piece of the currency reset based on the “resource” of owning the world food supply. The United States has changed domestic patent law to facilitate the expansion with the support of Congress and continually attempts to change international law. (the significance of Wikileaks leaking the Intellectual property section of the TTP).
The Supreme Court struck a major blow in favor of digital privacy Wednesday by ruling unanimously that police generally need a warrant before searching the cellphone or personal electronic device of a person arrested.
In a sweeping opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts resoundingly rejected arguments that searches of digital devices for information are comparable to searches law enforcement officers often conduct for contraband after making an arrest. Read more:
Pediatric oncologist goes along with the treatment as the evidence emerges that the tumor is shrinking.
This case reports recalcitrant genital human papillomavirus type 6 infection in a 19 year old woman who completed a full course of quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine prior to her sexual debut. This vaccine has been proven to be highly effective at preventing type 6 and 11 genital wart infection-Oh sure! (propaganda). Not mentioned is the horrible adverse events from the vaccine.See: http://vaccineliberationarmy.com/?s=gardasil+primer and this case emphasizes the importance of consideration of an underlying immunological condition if a person presents in this manner. Read more: Including the doctors recommendation to get vaccinate AGAIN!
VLA: She looks GREAT. I great light to show that liberation is possible after years and years of Depakote, Prozac, etc.
There has been some response that the two words..”complete” and “recovery” are misplaced…as in nothing is ever “complete”. It is an eternal journey. And recovery would mean to cover again. So, I have re-thunk it:::))) We shall use the world “liberation” (from an illusion).
VLA Comment: Another experiment that can destroy agriculture. Trees are dying all over California…not from drought but from its roots absorbing the aluminum being forced into the atmosphere. Definitely worth listening to. Stay ’til the end! Ms.Peterson talks about a firm putting iron in the atsmophere around the Galapagos Island so as to create algae bloom so that it can be sold as credit to corporation who want to pollute more. (Carbon credits, etc)